Featured In The Press – Colourful Accents

It is getting to that time of year when we are all fed up with the cosy shades of autumn & winter and are looking for a burst of colour to refresh our homes. Everywhere we look there are inspirational pops of colour to get us in the mood for the summer months. Here are the best examples we have seen in the press this week…

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Selecting a lighter home fragrance as the weather changes is essential, this Magnolia candle from Designers Guild which featured in The Daily Mail over the weekend not only smells divine, but its floral holder is right on trend.

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As we all get back into the swing of entertaining as the days get longer, it is a fantastic time to update your tableware ready for all the fabulous dinner parties you will soon be holding. We love Christian Lacroix’s Butterfly Parade tableware range which appeared in The Sunday Times over the weekend which will add carefree, whimsical style to any dinner setting.

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If you aren’t willing to update your entire tableware collection, consider just your tea set. Ideal for chic tea parties, the Seletti i-Wares range also featured in The Daily Mail this weekend and the clashing handles create a beautifully bold statement.

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The Ascaso Dream Versatile MF Espresso coffee machine will instantly become a focal point in your kitchen. Appearing in The Sunday Times this week, this gleaming machine will add retro style to the room, not to mention perk you up in the mornings.

What bright accents have you spotted for your home recently?

Win A Signed Copy of Tricia Guild’s New Book – Colour Deconstructed

This week we have a very exciting giveaway for one of our lucky Twitter visitors – a signed copy of Tricia Guild’s new book Colour Deconstructed. As the creative genius behind the top luxury brand Designers Guild, Tricia is world renowned for her outstanding style and concept of colour, in this book she attempts to uncover the secrets of her distinctive eye for pattern & hue.

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From moody purples to brilliant white Tricia covers them all, making this book an essential guide for any design enthusiast or inspiration hunter. To enter simply click on the image above which will take you straight to our twitter page and retweet the post!

Good luck!

London Fashion Week Inspired Ideas for the Home

Fashion continually inspires home decoration and vice versa, so with the conclusion of London Fashion Week, the interior design world is equally abuzz with inspiration from the imaginative shows. Whilst we know the collections shown on the catwalks were for spring/summer 2014, if fashionistas can get a head start on the latest looks why can’t your home? Here is how to let emerging London Fashion Week trends motivate your future home decoration and how some of our best British homeware brands are already showing off some of these key styles.

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Our very own Orla Kiely & Mulberry showed us that energetic prints are here to stay next year so why not subtly add new patterns throughout your home with new bed linen or some soft furnishings? A key colour that stood out in both collections was a stunning rich orange which also perfectly fits the current season where we are all looking to warm autumnal tones to keep us toasty in the dropping temperatures.

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Another brand that fully understands the importance of prints to draw attention in a room is London based Silken Favours. Creative genius behind the quirky range of cushions Vicki Murdoch turns the cutesy and kitsch into contemporary masterpieces which teams pastels with masculine hues, bringing them to the cutting edge of the design world.

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The combination of the feminine & masculine was impossible to escape from at London Fashion week with pink being the most stand-out colour of the four days with Temperley London & House of Holland leading the way. The traditionally soft feminine tone was however given a dramatic edge by blending it with browns, greys & blacks. Pink is already a key colour for autumn 2013 but it is now quickly becoming the top hue for early 2014 too. We love the warm feel that rosy tones blended with wood gives, so why not give this trend a whirl in your home by combining traditional wooden Linley accessories with some bright pink Designers Guild cushions.

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See Polyvore & Pinterest for even more London Fashion Week inspired home ideas.

How has London Fashion Week inspired you?

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Complement sleek blue bed linen with the Designers Guild Varese Marine cushion. Appearing on Stylenest recently, this velvet & silk cushion adds texture to any room and features two enchanting blue hues on the front & back.

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Available in a range of shades, the Varese cushion is ideal for mixing and matching to create unusual colour combinations or can be easily coordinated with an existing theme.

Which colour will you choose?

Homegirl London – Perfect Peonies Trend

Homegirl London has featured the Designers Guild Daisy Daisy Peony rug as part of their peony print article. These beautiful flowers are adorning all kinds of home furnishings this summer and are a perfect way to subtly incorporate delicate florals into your décor.

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This delightful rug is crafted from hand tufted wool, ideal for both children’s & adult’s bedroom and will complement a vast range of home accessories.

Will you be adding chic late summer florals to your home?

Designers Guild Scented Candles in The Sunday Express

Designers Guild’s candles not only smell heavenly but their extravagant glass holders get them noticed wherever they are placed. With scents to die for such as winter cashmere, velvet & summer flowers, they will subtly perfume your home when lit.

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These fabulous candles recently featured on The Sunday Express’ weekly must-have list and are available in a range of bold designs from stripes to & geometric patterns to intricate floral arrangements. Perfect as a gift, or an indulgent treat for yourself, each candle is also packaged in a matching Designers Guild box, for a touch of added luxury.

Which is your favourite design?