I was preparing a post today about the Greycloth and neutral accessories available at Designers Guild. Mainly because I doubt many people (me included) know that DG do neutrals too. But, I was sidetracked by all of the beautiful and colourful prints that we know and love from this iconic company. So no more grey! For today at least.
Today, is going to be a celebration of the exquisitely drawn and coloured prints in the Couture Rose collection. It is almost spring after all. These stunning prints flow directly from nature and from classical botanical paintings, interpreted of course, in the signature Designers Guild way. Beautiful renditions of roses, lilies, orchids, irises or poppies grow in abundance and are printed on a variety of cottons and linens.
So, how do you use florals in a fresh and modern way?
Do like DG do. Keep window treatments unlined and casual. Mix patterns. Mix patterns with plain. Or mix colours.
Hang from simple metal poles but please, no tab tops. Ever. And let them pool on the floor.
Choose an accent colour from the floral print and allow it to travel across rugs, furniture or cushions. But be restrained. No point in overdoing it.
Simply put. There are no rules.
You can even use grey.
If you must.