Designers Guild The New AW15 Collection
Interiors have become a real interest of mine more so since me and Mr J first started living together. Back then, our interior skills and taste, shall we say, was just child’s play (as there is only so much you can change in a rented flat). So owls, cushions and candles became my thing. It was when we bought our first property that we really needed to get our thinking hats on. As whilst I dreamed of creating rooms that looked like they had just stepped out of Living Etc, our budget and structural fixtures were saying otherwise. To read previous posts on Project Jonas HQ, click here.
On a recent visit and tour around the Designers Guild new AW collections, I was able to speak to the design team about how and where inspirations of their new collection came from. It really did take me back to my merchandising days where looking at mood boards and swatches was an everyday occurrence. Designers Guild is a brand known for extensive fabric and wallpaper collections. What was interesting for me to see what how they had mixed fabrics and textures, and created sofas and chairs with wallpaper prints that you could only picture together from their showroom or with a very good eye for design. Below is a snap shot of some of the great pieces that Designers Guild has to offer, a lot that can be customised with your own choice of print.
One of the collections that I am going to talk about in detail is the Caprifoglio Fabrics. This collection is essentially built around a very graceful hand painted floral collection. This is then digitally printed onto fabric to capture each paint stroke and really make each piece of furniture look like a piece of art work. Whilst to some people a flower is a flower, this collection shows the variety of designs, prints and colour palettes. The pictures above and below are an example of what mixing textures can achieve. To view the Caprifoglio collection, click here.
Whilst there were so many great pieces that I saw, one of my favourites was the Wedge chair. Taking inspiration from the 50’s and 60’s, the clean cut lines and beech capped arms provide a mixture of surfaces. The mixed panel fabrics on the chair also reinvent the look of the chair from a different angle making it something of a talking point. To view the Wedge chair, click here.
Other Collections include the Royal Collection with inspiration taken from the ancestry of our Sovereign nation – here.
If you’re not looking to buy or replace your furniture just yet, then soft furnishings such as bed linen, cushions, rugs, etc are an easy and inexpensive way to update the look and feel of a room. Designers Guild has a beautiful range of bed linen (in different prints, mixed fabrics and eye catching weaves) that can be as dramatic or as subtle as you wish, starting from £15. To view the bed linen collection, click here.
To Shop the new Designers Guild collection click here.
Mrs J xx