Designers Guild AW15… what’s in store?
Last week I was lucky enough to get a preview of the new Designers Guild AW15 collection which is landing in stores just about now. I’ve always been a bit of Designers Guild hoarder – I think it’s something to do with the way they entice you into their world with all those mashed up textures, fabrics and colours, which somehow suggest that you too could easily create such swoon-worthy scenes in your own home merely by buying an extra cushion or two. Whatever their knack, I’m always a sucker for a new collection, so it was lovely to get the chance to get all up close and personal, not to mention touchy-feely with the new products.
I’m a great advocate of switching up your living space from season to season. Read this blog post here about easy ideas on how to do just that. With that process in mind, I meandered around the interior spaces in their London showroom thinking about my own home and the gaps that need filling for the cooler months ahead.
The Designers Guild team always manage to nail a trend or two – in the fashion world velvet, geometric patterns and florals are a big story for the new season – check out these clever workings with Pugin and Leighton cut velvet with geometric tiles (above) which create a sense of added depth and luxury – worked in with a little Ashbee basket weave fabric for a dash of interest – Designers Guild fabric mixing at its best.
For florals, the colour palettes hop between richer more sumptuous choices which have you wondering whether you’ve fallen right into an old masters painting, right through to the full-on zesty brights we expect from this brand.
The big story for the upcoming season is their Caprifoglio collection – all Pre-Raphaelite inspired with blooms busting out moves and painterly vibes digitally remastered in chalky shades which feel both beautiful and calming. Imagine turning your home into an actual fresco…!
The Royal collection was also on show – these cushions and fabrics had a touch of the ‘grown-ups’ about them for me. I’m not sure they’d fit into my living space, but the detailing and artwork were amazing.
Of course Designers Guild comes with the whole package – you can source paints, wall coverings, and accessories all under one roof.
Ciottoli graphic wash bags
Then there are the neutrals which pin all their collections together throughout the year…
All in all a season to get excited about all over again.
Designers Guild shopping inspo
If the images above have got you hankering for some Designers Guild in your home – take a look below at some of the items which are already available online.