Designers Guild are one of the most popular interior brands providing an entire lifestyle of designs for the home. Their latest collection continues to push them to the front of the industry, with a refreshing colour palette and patterns to rejuvenate every space.
Chinese landscape painting and the art of calligraphy form the main inspiration for the SS 2015 collection, aptly named Shanghai Garden. Celebrating the timeless wonder of these iconic Far East art forms, the collection gives a modern twist on the ancient traditions. Iconic motifs such as bamboo, willow trees, temples and blossom are used throughout and are complemented with a palette ranging from inky charcoal to blossom pink, with imperial jade and dynamic Chinese yellow.
Cushions are always at the core of any Designers Guild collection, encompassing their many fabrics and showcasing the variety of styles that can be effortlessly mixed and matched together. The Shanghai Garden range of cushions brings the truly sensational hand-painted landscapes and gardens of the orient together on printed shimmering silks and satins. Signature florals are scattered amongst natural linen with contrasting smart decorative stripes. Glamorous pure silk stripes are also present this season, alongside the textural delight of ripple cut velvet.
Discover architectural elegance in the new range of room-finishing rugs from Designers Guild. With structural stripes and irresistible large florals bringing boldness to the forefront there is a style to suit every space. Also new for this season is the range of plain wool rugs in distinctive textural options and a wide range of colours, ideal to complement the patterns and prints found across the collection. Each rug has been designed to either bring theatre and focus to an interior, or to harmonise a room’s themes. Soft textures in cobalt and green shades are matched by warm tones in ombre shades; deep aubergines sit alongside delicate florals and timeless stripes.
Linen is the favoured fabric this season when it comes to throws, with heavy stonewashed plains taking a centre stage in the Shanghai Garden collection. Also making an appearance are the favourite textures of wool and mohair, and plenty of popular stripes. With many reversible patterns available this collection is as versatile as it is contemporary, allowing interior style to change throughout the seasons. Whether dressing up or settling down, the Designers Guild Shanghai Garden collection has the home accessory for your interior space.
Watch the video below to see the designs in situ, a melting pot of inspiration for your own home, from the country cottage to the city apartment, and shop the collection here.