My last few weeks have been consumed by the big house move, but I did take a break last week to go along to the blogger preview of the Designers Guild AW15 collection. I’m a big fan of Designers Guild and was thrilled to go along to their London head office to not only take a look at the new collection, but to be able to touch all the beautiful fabrics. I was in absolute heaven stroking all of the cushions and it was so difficult to not wrap myself up in their sumptuous fabrics! The fabrics are soft enough to wear, but strong enough to upholster with which makes them a dream for interior designers to work with.
Designers Guild have seasonal collections, much a like a fashion house. The first from the AW15 collection is the Caprifoglio which embraces the pre-Raphaelite spirit. Vibrant florals against a back-drop of cloud filled skies. Designers Guild digitally print their fabrics which give these vivid prints a real depth – you can see the brush strokes of these frescos.
The Floreal print below has painterly white peonies and foliage on soft-washed linen with a faded finish for a more understated look.
One of the things that Designers Guild gets so right, is the confidence to use a variety of colours, textures and materials in one space. Rather than ending up with a catalogue home, you can pick and choose what you love from Designers Guild and create your own unique space. If you’re not looking to reupholster your furniture, a few new cushions and a throw can dramatically change the look of your sofa. Don’t be afraid to layer different styles and colours – after all, it’s your home so if you like it, buy it!
We continue through some beautiful warm jewel colours in the next part of the collection. Velvet and linen fabrics feature quite strongly throughout the new collection and this Bloomsbury rose looks hand-painted on this sleek velvet and it’s so so soft!
The combination of jewel colours and velvet textures is very cosy and comforting. The zingy citrus shades complements this scheme beautifully giving it some freshness.
In contrast to the nineteenth century inspired interiors, Designers Guild are thoroughly embracing their geometry this Autumn/Winter. Leighton and Pugin graphic cut velvet and this beautiful ombre velvet sofa… but my favourite is yet to come, so keep reading!
This fabric is my personal favourite from the new Designers Guild collection. With elegant natural tones of chalk and ecru, this is Designers Guild’s own homage to Maurits Escher’s explorations of infinity. This is a one-off woven textural composition and only available in the colours below – and I hope there’s plenty in stock as I think this will be hugely popular!
I did learn something new about Designers Guild during the blogger preview. They have a Royal collection brand which inspired by drawings and artwork from the Royal archives. The prints, colours and patterns are all inspired by the many homes of the monarchy but with a contemporary feel.
Even though this blog post is quite lengthy already as I couldn’t bare to edit out any of the images above! I also couldn’t help but put a mood board together of my personal favourite items from the new collection which are all available to buy online. This is very much a lust list as I’d quite happily have any or all of the items featured – what do you think? What’s your favourite item from the new collection?
1. Escher fabric in Zinc | 2. Eberson cobalt rug from £1145 | 3. Cielo wallpaper in ecru | 4. Iron ore no. 37 paint | 5. Royal park ecru cushion £75 | 6. Pugin indigo cushion £60 | 7. Leighton chalk cushion £55