Interior design trends: Focus on fir green

WHILE the pastel hues of previous seasons brought a fresh, breezy feel to interiors, the nascent trend for darker, richer shades is set to bring a cosier and more luxurious feel to homes.

Here's a look at some of the on-trend creations spotted at the recent Maison & Objet interior design and decoration trade show in Paris, France.

Green screen

This season, Danish design brand Ferm Living has a stylish room divider in a dark green shade with a glossy finish.

The Alfred Collection

For the first time, Belgian design label Valery Objects has joined forces with The Alfred Collection – formed by design duo Marie Mees and Cathérine Biasino.

The fruit of this new collaboration is the label's first collection of carpets, with a minimalist aesthetic, made from Dutch and Portuguese wools.

On the case

Go back to school in style this fall with this mossy green velvet pencil case by &k Amsterdam.

Desirable desk

For a dark, bottle green desk, look no further than Nomess Copenhagen.

Green jewel

Danish designer Louise Roe also picked dark fir-tree green for her marble-topped "Jewel Coffee Table" and her "Diamond Velvet" cushion.

Velvet and glass

Dark green shades were spotted on creations in all manner of materials, like this vase by Bolia or the stylish "Angui" chair from Aytm. — AFP Relaxnews