IF YOU’VE ever yearned to own a piece of homeware which is unmistakably the work of well-known designer, you’re in luck.
A host of famous designers are now also creating homeware collections, which means you can dress your rooms as stylishly as you dress yourself.
Designer pieces have boast-appeal and demonstrate to the world that you’re a savvy shopper with an eye for quality and craftsmanship but, crucially, you’re in the know about ‘who’s who’ in interiors.
Kate Mooney, managing director of Occa-Home, which specialises in designer brand homeware, said: “People feel that designer brands equate to style, luxury and quality, and by possessing them, those positive characteristics translate to their home.”
“There’s a growing desire among home lovers for name-drop pieces for rooms, much in the same way as fashionistas crave Mulberry handbags or Louboutin shoes.”
There’s a glittering array of designers to choose from. Well-established specialists in interiors such as Kelly Hoppen and Tricia Guild are being joined by fashion designers, such as Ben de Lisi and Matthew Williamson, who are bringing a touch of catwalk glamour and glitz to our homes.
And buying one ‘signature’ piece and making it a star in a room could be a wise buy, according to Mooney: “A trend for fast interior fixes is waning and instead, people are investing in timeless, classic, designer pieces that are well made and will stand the test of time.”
One leading designers whose affordable home ranges are at a high street near you, is Matthew Williamson.
The Manchester-born designer has a host of celebrity devotees for his fashion range, including Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley and Cheryl Cole, and he’s rapidly acquiring a new fan base for his homeware.
Colour, nature and international travel have all shaped Williamson’s clothing collections and those themes are echoed in his interiors range, too.
He describes his home collection as “an abundance of explosive kaleidoscope colours meets interesting shapes and patterns” that brings a taste of exotic escapism to a home.
Bag the style: Striking ikat prints, sequin and applique embellishments adorn soft accessories and bedlinen in the Butterfly range.
Double duvet covers start at £50, cushions, from £20, are adorned with atmospheric sepia images, and vibrantly coloured bird-shaped candle holders are £8 each. All from Debenhams.