Rad Read For Spring Inspiration!

Hello! Enjoying the weather as much as I am? For those who have not yet savored the new light of spring, feast your eyes on this folio! It is Vitamin D in print!

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Tricia Guild Decorating With Color, published by Rizzoli. Pics by James Merrell.

We have to give a big THANK YOU to Brad Wright at the Interior Design Collection’s Houston Showroom for sending us the new book, Tricia Guild Decorating With Color (click the link for the signed hard copy)! The iconic Rizzoli published this episode in November 2013, and it’s one of a trail of beautiful Tricia Guild books produced throughout the years. Tricia Guild is the talented and clever designer behind one of our favorite textile brands, Designers Guild, and has been designing spectacular textiles and home goods for the label since the ’70s.

If you’ve had the opportunity to thumb through any of Guild’s other books, it functions quite the same. Slim on text but loaded with images, the books are her lifestyle and brand theses. Each page features a vignette, a swatch, a carefully selected piece of furniture, an image of a flower; in essence, this book functions as a mood board. Peppered in are notable quotes from literati or design giants, and special meditations from Tricia Guild or Amanda Back on, for example, the subtleties of azure and its use in the conservatory pictured in coming pages. It’s impressive!

A multi-colored jewel jungle of a room!

A multi-colored jewel jungle of a room! I love that cobalt side chair with caned arms – so cool!

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A traditional room with a lemon-y twist! I’m mad for the strong black and white graphic.

The book is a master study in color, texture, scale, neutrals, and form. Use it as an idea book on how to gain a more casual look for your interiors. Reference it as a template for how to mix multiple fabrics on one piece of furniture. She is so good at that! Effortless!

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I so enjoy this gentle ombre on the wall and that conical pendant light. Mix it with some antique Thonet chairs, why don’t ya?! Brilliant.

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Ponder blue…!

I encourage you to scoop up this book and lay it upon your coffee table, or file it in your library under RADICAL DESIGN BOOKS! Thanks so much for the gift, Brad! We love it!