We are LOUD & PROUD about our love for this vibrant fabric house - Designers Guild - and so make no apology (to those that are already familiar) about highlighting them in this Share the Love post today because it brings pure joy to luxuriate in the colour for which Designers Guild is so renowned for!
It is of course quite 'safe' to decorate interiors with a neutral or white palette but it is much tricker to make this interesting with textures, layers and depth of tone (the Scandinavian aesthetic is an example of doing this very well).
However some of us may have almost been lulled into this neutral tonal range, dare I say it a bit too often - for example when appealing to the widest demographic when presenting a property for sale. If this aesthetic appeals to you, then Designers Guild may not be on your radar - until now!
Established in 1970 by Tricia Guild (her brother Simon Jeffreys also runs the company) the range includes over 9000 fabrics, 2000 wallpapers, with rugs, furniture and an expanding home accessories adding to the collection. Tricia is also the author of several books - the latest being 'Colour Deconstructed' - a fitting title! The book helps to explore why we are drawn to colour and pattern, and how to then translate that into a practical decorative solution in-home.
Designers Guild is our go-to fabric house for creating vibrant, eclectic and rich interiors, and can be used in a confident and immersive sense or as an accent to give that 'pop' of colour and personality to an interior space.
Take a look at the gallery of home accessories and cushions below, to get inspiration!
We particularly love their Saraille collection - with it's tonal wash of colour graduating up or down depending on how you use it! The collection has increased from fabric to wallpaper, throws, bedlinen, towels, tableware and now even candles - so we can't be the only ones who are fans. It's popularity may be due to the design itself - it is easier to incorporate a relatively strong colour such as the cobalt (as seen below) in a scheme precisely because of the way it is tempered to white.
Prompted by work for an exciting project recently, we visited the Designers Guild Australian Distributer Radford Furnishings, here in Melbourne, and just became reinvigorated as a result - and had to share with you all.
We hope that this may give you the confidence to use colour in a way you hadn't thought of before - and we would love to hear from you if you already live with a riot of colour at home!
(Incidentally, if you need any help or advice - don't hesitate to get in touch!)