We have just returned from the most wonderful weekend in Paris.  Visited Maison Et Objet, the major event for decorators -- equivalent of fashion week for clothes.  The show includes all new trends and some wonderful crazy and unusual objects - inspiring textures and materials in all their variations.  Kensington Design is inspired by everything and this twice yearly show is part of our constant research.  If you follow us on instagram you will have seen some of our images from the trip.  Or click here to take a look - we will be adding more photos from the trip in the coming weeks so keep following!

Walking around the heart of Paris is probably the greatest inspiration.  Effortless elegance seems to be part of every person, boutique and restaurant.  Zig-zagging across all the bridges is as good for you as going to any spa.

We highly recommend Paris at this time of year with its crisp clear air.

Whilst in Paris we stayed on the left bank which was where Paris Deco Off was.  This is all the fabric and wallpaper houses showing their new collections.

Finally, en route back to the airport we managed to visit a furniture flea market with objects from the early 17th Century right up to modern day.  By the end of the trip our minds were buzzing with all the inspiration.

Now safely back in Kensington we are working away at sharing our inspiration online and in store.