The little black book

Welcome to the Little Black Book!  For a glimpse of what is new, coming and
what makes the heart of interior designer Caroline Bennett beat a little faster!


For those of you who love the different shades of gold, the coming year will be your year again as brass still reigns supreme. Next to it, the colors are soft and luminous (stay tune for my next publication on the colors of the year 2020!).

Although velvet is still very much present, the predominance now belongs to woven fabrics (cotton, linen, etc.). Roundness is everywhere! Tables, small benches, armchairs and even sofas whose backrests and armrests round out “downright”!

Ivory round sofa

Seen during my visit to the Circuit Index-Design Montreal: TRENDSETTING COLORS AND MATERIALS FOR 2019!

My very favourite!  The color of the year 2019 from Benjamin Moore: Métropolitain.
(credit photo: Benjamin Moore)

They are a continuation of the major European trends noted during my visit to the MOM Show in Paris last January. The coming year will keep on celebrating rich and deep jewel tones as well as luxurious materials such as velvet and brass. For those who prefer soft and luminous shades you will also find a very beautiful palette of colors that will satisfy you.

Color de year  2019 of Sico: Noir de Grand Manan       Color of the year 2019 Behr: Impression Bleu
(Credit photo: Sico)                                                           (Credit photo: Behr)



One of my favorites this summer: Vincent Sheppard’s garden furniture collection!

Synonymous of exceptional comfort, high quality and durable materials, the company is worldwide market leader in ‘Lloyd Loom’ furniture. In addition to the famous Lloyd Loom weave, they also make use of other materials, such as rattan, oak, beech and teak wood, as well as steel and aluminium.

In 2013 Vincent Sheppard has received the FSC-label by the Forest Stewardship Council: a symbol of environmental, social and economic sustainability.


This year the glass table is found in all shades, shapes and styles. But it is almost always preferred in smoked glass: gray, bronze, gold or copper….. you decide!


One of my favorite of the Salon Maison & Objet in Paris:

This beautiful booster table from Brabbu Design Forces. The combination of gray smoked glass and palisander wood veneer makes this delicate brass side table a unique piece.

Below are three other beautiful variations of the glass table:

(from left to right):
A round table with a bronze smoke glass top and interlaced exotic iron base (Koket Love Happens).
A coffee table set, sleek and polished in dark shades for a sophisticated and sobre look ( Notre Maison).
Elegant side table in gray smoke glass on a brass base (Vibieffe).


The salon Maison & Objet of Paris….

Here’s what caught my attention during my visit of the Salon Maison & Objet in Paris last January.

Rich and deep jewel tones, sapphire blue and emerald green. Velvet is omnipresent and combines beautifully with the richness of brass…. The theme Botanica is everywhere.