The World of Designers Guild


As the summer sets off as does our love for all things with stripes.
Taking inspiration from the French riviera and the famous Henley Regatta - whose classic stripes come from the blazers of the members of the Margaret's Boat club at Henley's regatta dating from the 19th century - stripes evoke an instant feeling of cool, breezy spaces and summer.

Easy to combine together in varying widths and colours, stripes are also a great way of adding a geometric edge to floral fabrics and wallpapers as they add a graphic touch.

The classic combination of white and blue is timeless, or for a dynamic change try a different shade such as fuchsia pink or acacia green - just remember to add lots of white to balance stronger colours.

Different textures will bring about a different feel - for example our Mirafiori silk stripes can bring a lustrous palette of jewel bright colours with banners of colour combined with linear ribbons, whereas linen can be more casual and cool - our Brera Rigato II collection sets stripes against a raw, linen ground.

Versatile and the epitome of a summer's day why not set sail with stripes in your home?

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