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Tricia Guild Book Launch Event

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For anyone who’s been following this blog over the years, you may well have guessed by now that I have a bit of a thing for Designers Guild and along with it a bit of a girl crush on its founder Tricia Guild. So when the chance popped up to head to her latest book launch at her Kings Road flagship store, I hot-footed it there quicker than you can watch quick dry paint dry… and that’s pretty quick!

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The store’s doors had been thrown open to the great and the good of the interior design world to help celebrate the launch of the new Tricia Guild book Paint Box.

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Being the start of The London Design Festival and all, it was also a chance to take a first-hand peek at the new season Designers Guild collections. Much like with new season fashion trends, there’s plenty of dark florals and sumptuous velvets heading our way for starters, and that’s before you’ve even taken a delve into the new Paint Box book which takes a look into Tricia’s skill at pairing unusual yet ultimately pleasing colour combinations for each new collection.

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If you’ve had a snoop around my house (which you can do by reading this past article from The White Company blog); you will spot that most of my house has a neutral base. But when it comes to that pop of colour, it generally comes from something I’ve snaffled up from Designers Guild. There’s always something from this brand which catches my eye, from cushions to curtains and even to kitchen basics. It’s not for the colour-shy folk, but if you fancy a little dabble into adding a colour or pattern story to your home, it’s a great place to start.

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One of my favourite parts of attending any of the events at the Designers Guild store is the chance to take a look at said homewares and beyond. Any corner you venture into is chock full of gorgeous pieces all of which work beautifully either as a single statement or as part of a collection.

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If you are looking to try a little more colour in your interiors but are feeling a little wary, the best place to start is by adding accessories. A plump velvet cushion here, a snuggly cashmere throw there, even a diffuser or candle with a little floral print can perk up a mantle piece in no time. Trying something new with your decor is pretty much the same as trying a new fashion trend, break yourself in gently with a little something until you find it sits within your comfort zone and then slowly add from there.

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I’m heading back into the store in mid-October for more of an in-depth tour of the new collection so be sure to circle back here for more, or if you are in London pop into their stores which can be found at 265-277 Kings Road SW3, or 76 Marylebone High Street, W1U.

 

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