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The Art to texture mars 19, 2009

The British Designer Trisha Guild certainly knows a thing or two about textures and colors. She has always inspired me with her multiple books and  Fabric and Wallpaper collections at Designer’s Guild.  She is known for her multiple textures and color choices. From stripes to Floral, she has a way of mixing and matching patterns and peaceful colors together. Her pictures are always full of light and a English Vintage feel. Which always pleases me in some way. 

Here are some pictures I found on the Designer’s Guild Website. They certainly inspire me and have me dreaming of a glamourous life style!

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How can this designer help in our home projects? She certainly can make our lives easier. Looking at her color combinations can be a great way to start a coloration. All her pictures are so harmonious, by following her logic, you cannot go wrong. 

For exemple, take this fabric from her Manhattan Collection :

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In her own words, it is: « A stunning print combining an elegant leafy backdrop with paisley and contrast floral motifs » Lets say these colors and pattern inspire you for your own bedroom, simply pull out the pallet color.

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Now that is is done, chose primary colors and the accents colors in this pallet. This can be different from a person to another. If you want a calmer and relaxing athmosphere pick white of a calm gray, if you want a vivid and exciting space, acid green or turquoise might be a better choice. Everything has to come from that pallet; flooring, bedding, furtniture, accessories (lamps, cushions, rugs, window treatments…) Play along with different patterns and textures and you will get a fabulous harmonious decor. 

This picture shows exactly this harmony technique: manhattan-fabric-main-3 White walls and white flooring, and the rest of the colors are used in accessories and furniture. Different textures in Ottoman, window coverings and cushions. 

So let Trisha Guild inspire your next project. She has colorations for every taste. You’ll enjoy it, I promise!

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2 Responses to “The Art to texture”

  1. Karine Says:

    You’re so good. Makes so much sense when you talk about but I still can’t do this myself!

    • catherinemichaud Says:

      Karine,
      it’s all about feeling! If something makes you vibrate, then you’re on the right path!
      I’ve see pictures of your home… and it looks pretty nice! Trust your instincts… or have me come to San Fran! 😉

      Ask any questions you need! I’ll try to answer as best as I can!


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