History of Designers Guild

With another exciting collection of Designers Guild just launch let’s take a look through the history of the brand and its founder Trisha Guild.  Designers Guild was established in 1970 with the idea of creating innovative design with a combination of creativity and absolute quality, not only for design but for their service. They have certainly achieved this with 38 collections and 16 awards and achievements under their belt. To date the brand has designed and manufactured almost 9000 fabrics and 2000 wallpapers since they began on a variety of cloth, in an extensive range of colours patterns and styles. Tricia Guilds ability to create such elaborate designs comes from her ideas to just do what you aspire to.  “I think it’s important when you’re creating a style for your home, to listen to your aspirations rather than your fears. I often hear people say: ‘Oh, I would never dare use such-and-such a colour I think I’ll stick with beige.’ To my mind, if you really love something, it can’t be wrong. And if you really do love beige, so be it” Trisha...

Colour of the Year

Pantone has revealed its colour of the year for 2014 as the  beautifully inspired shade of Radiant Orchid. A bold yet pastel, smooth and creamy tone inspired by orchids in nature. How to use Radiant Orchid in your home.  Spruce up your interior space by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows.  Likewise, the vibrant colour is sure to liven up neutrals including grey, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid re-energizes almost any colour palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.  You don’t need to go crazy to create major impact with this colour, a few accent pieces careful placed will help pull a room together and give it a polished look....