Mélanie at Enseigne de Saint Jean (Bonjour Mélanie!) wrote an inspiring post today about Designers Guild’s fabric.
Let me tell you my thoughts on Designers Guild and its creator, Tricia Guild: I proudly see myself as a little bit of a Tricia Guild connoisseur. I’m a little Tricia Guild crazed, if you will, I might even be bordering on Tricia Guild stalker.
For one, I own every one of her books Sometime that meant I had to fetch them in Europe myself. Hers are the only books on mine I’m reluctant to let my friends borrow.
Tricia guild is, THE trendsetter. She’s the reason we now all have bright colors on our walls. She’s the originator of plaid and madras on couches, of flowery pillows, of oversized curtains. She might even be the designer that made it okay to have color in our homes, thanks God. I mean, thanks Tricia.
Long before there was Shabby Chic, there was Tricia guild. When (and this happens) I don’t “get” one of her patterns, all I do is close my eyes and trust that I’m simply not ready. In a matter of months I (and often the world) will be copying that pattern, craving that pattern, lusting after that pattern, wondering where in the world that came from.
Tricia Guild set the tone for mixing contemporary objects, shapes and art with old stone and antiques. She’s the one who blurred the lines between outdoor and indoor spaces. She made it acceptable for giant flower print to be juxtaposed with polka dots and stripes, for turquoise and yellow to combine in harmony, for the obsolete concept of wallpaper to be reborn as the trendiest of trends. Tricia guild invented light. She invented flowers. She invented prints, the moon and the stars. Tricia Guild is my design guru.