Designers Guild

Designers Guild - the latest collections

We recently explored Osborne & Little’s latest Spring collections, and so now this week, we’re looking at Designers Guild’s. They’ve released seven ranges this season, all keeping in with current trends while standing out in their own way.

‘Peonia Grande Zinc’ by Designers Guild

‘Peonia Grande Zinc’ by Designers Guild

The first collection is Veronese, an opulent collection that consists of large floral prints, ideal for curtains and cushions. ‘Peonia Grande Zinc’ is a stand-out for us; this fabric features dramatic peonies that merge contemporary with classic, as these delicate flowers are hand-painted as oversized, a look that most people seem to be loving right now.

Palladio Fabrics is a series of jacquard chenilles that are both sophisticated and can work for both contemporary and modern interiors. This collection of weaves offers a contemporary yet timeless colour pallette, featuring geometrics with metal highlights. ‘Vittoria Delft’ is an elegant design that’s suited for both modern and traditional interiors and can be used for upholstery, window treatments, and bedding. It features metallic threads which add depth to the pattern.

‘Tulsi Outdoor Eau Nil’ by Designers Guild

‘Tulsi Outdoor Eau Nil’ by Designers Guild

The next collection is Palme Botanique, a range of fabrics specifically for the outdoors. This is a vibrant collection that is also practical and is inspired by a few of Designers Guild’s popular designs. Suited for conservatories, gardens, pool sides and many more types of summer furniture, this range will add some style to your outdoor space. We love ‘Tulsi Outdoor Eau Nil’ - we used an indoor version of this design for one of our most memorable retail projects, and so to see reprinted for garden use makes us very happy. It’s lovely connecting the different rooms of a house together, letting the overall scheme run through the building, and to carry it on throughout the garden creates even more opportunities.

Next is Anshu Fabrics, a collection of textured-satin weaves that comes in a total of 45 colourways. The tones range from sophisticated neutrals to vivid shades. Best for window treatments, bedding, and cushions, just swapping your curtains for this will add a touch of glamour to each home.

Other collections that have also been released, and they are: Valloire Fabrics, a range of wide-width linen that is ideal for lightweight curtains and sheers; Porto, which is good for upholstery, and Foscari wallpapers, a range which features floral and geometric designs.

For more info, visit our showroom to see the pattern books we have available.

Recently completed: cinema room

Image by Calico Interiors via  Instagram

Image by Calico Interiors via Instagram

We shared this project on social media towards the end of November, and it’s safe to say that quite a few of you were impressed. So we thought we’d give a bit more of an insight into what we did.

This project was part of a residential house in Ellwood that we worked on, including the kitchen, bedroom and sitting room. The client supplied the chairs for this room.

Image by Calico Interiors via  Instagram

Image by Calico Interiors via Instagram

We created fabric deep double pinch pleat curtains using Osborne & Little’s Anglesey collection, which were fully black out lined. We then installed a pelmet, above the curtains, that was fixed to the ceiling, and in the same fabric. This was followed by a corded Silent Gliss track underneath, ready for the blackout roller blind. This was an electric blind that was connected by Inside Out. The wires were hidden behind the panels. The cinema and accompanying electrics were also installed by Inside Out, with whom we partner with when it comes to home cinemas.

Image by Calico Interiors via  Instagram

Image by Calico Interiors via Instagram

The speaker panels were installed, and we added a lightbox with Kobe Cousta fabric, which covered the speakers themselves. This fabric is sheer and honey-coloured. The range features leather-like weaves that create a contemporary look, perfect for a home cinema. We added acoustic treatment and soundproofing along with the wall panels. The wall panelling was created with Designers Guild's Nevada collection, and foam was fitted and stapled with heavy duty velcro underneath.

This cinema room was an exciting project to work on, as we have worked on the rest of the house, so seeing this room come alive was incredible. Every cinema room that we work on is a memorable task in itself, and this was no exception.