Why you should accessorise your home with Designers GuildHome Accessories
Bright, cheerful colours, fabulous floral prints, exceptional quality and timeless, elegant designs? If that’s what you’re looking for in your home furnishings and kitchen textiles, then Designers Guild is the brand for you. We’ve put them in the spotlight in today’s blog so that you can learn a little bit more about their much-loved collections and international levels of success.
Designers Guild’s colourful history
First founded in 1970 by Tricia Guild, who remains the Creative Director today, Designers Guild specialises in the design and wholesale of beautiful fabrics, wallpaper, upholstery and home furnishing collections. The company is co-owned with Tricia’s brother, Simon Jeffreys, and together they have grown the company to operate on an international level.
With headquarters in London, offices in Munich, Paris and New York and showrooms all over the world, Designers Guild has a highly impressive reach, and there’s little wonder when you consider their dedication to quality design, products and services. Designers Guild create a huge variety of products and have even collaborated with the likes of Christian Lacroix, Ralph Lauren and William Yeoward.
Owner Tricia Guild is highly influential within the design industry, having written a total of 16 books on the topic of colour and design. In 1989 she was awarded the Gold Medal for Design Contribution by the Textile Institute, and in 1994 Designers Guild won the European Community Design Prize. Is there any wonder Designers Guild is such a loved and influential brand with all those accolades?
Beautiful design and ethical manufacturing
Designers Guild prides itself on creating beautiful homeware made from the highest quality materials. When you invest in a Designers Guild product, you can be confident that it will be proudly displayed in your home for many years to come thanks to its incredible durability and timeless style.
They’re also an incredibly ethical brand, using natural fibres to create their fabrics where possible in order that they’re fully recycled. They work with suppliers which support proper working conditions and can provide sustainable products. The company strives to make their head office and logistics centres as eco-friendly as possible, using state-of-the-art recycling facilities and low energy or natural lighting options whenever possible. Plus, they either upcycle scrap fabric or donate it to children’s charities such as the Children’s Scrap project.
Our Designers Guild favourites
One of our favourite recent collections from the brand is the Couture Rose collection, a print which features gorgeous bright pink and yellow roses with delicate green-blue leaves and charming coordinating trims and pom poms. You can find oven gloves and gauntlets, tea towels and aprons, peg bags, laundry bags and even ironing board covers in this beautiful range.
The Amrapali Peony collection has a very similar vibe to Couture Rose, but this time the cheerful florals feature eye-catching pinks, oranges and blues which is just perfect for those who love bright spring colours.
If florals aren’t your bag, why not take a look at the classic Franchini Stripe collection. Understated and elegant, the range features simple grey pinstripes on a white background with a zingy lime green trim and a fun touch of blue pom poms on key items. It’s a wonderful way to liven up a tired kitchen or tie accessories into citrus-themed decor.