We are delighted to bring to you this beautiful book from Tricia Guild, In my View, which reveals the personal choices that have shaped the way Tricia lives now and will inspire the reader to develop their individual style and create their own special view.
Photography by James Merrell
Description: As the founder and Creative Director of the leading interior decoration and lifestyle brand Designers Guild, Tricia Guild has a passionate belief that the way we choose to live has a significant impact on our well-being. The homes that we live in, the things that we surround ourselves with, and the everyday choices we make, can profoundly affect our outlook and positivity.
It is no surprise, then, that Tricia practises what she preaches: she finds it impossible to separate her work as a designer from other aspects of her life, and she believes that we should seek creative inspiration in each experience, especially in enjoying the things that bring pleasure to our lives.
For Tricia, Italy is a particularly enduring passion, and she has had a house there for many years. When Tricia and her family began the search for a new property, she found the perfect opportunity to create a special home – a contemporary interpretation of the local vernacular – that represents her kind of modernity.
In my View takes us on an extensive tour of the breathtaking Umbrian property, right from the entrance steps and the rooms/spaces in the main house to the outdoor dining areas, studio, guest accommodation, kitchen garden and pool house.
The architect Stephen Marshall and the garden designer Arne Maynard offer insights into their collaboration with Tricia, describing, among other things, the selection of materials for the house and the planting on the terraces and around the rolling lawns of the garden, set amid verdant olive groves.
Tricia also presents her new London home: a Victorian townhouse, where, with the same team of Stephen and Arne, she set about creating an urban retreat comprising three distinct areas to accommodate living, dining and resting.
Throughout the book, Tricia shares the moodboards that helped her to realize her dream homes in Italy and London. For Tricia, moodboards are vital in the early stages of any project because they help to establish the language, rhythm and style of each space.
The process of selection and careful editing here lies at the heart of finding one’s own style. In my View reveals the personal choices that have shaped the way Tricia lives now, and will inspire the reader to develop their individual style and thus create their own special view.
With over 500 specially commissioned photographs, offering inspiration to the countless fans of Tricia’s distinctive style.
Features contributions from the architect Stephen Marshall, the garden designer Arne Maynard and the lighting designer Sally Storey, who have all collaborated with Tricia on these projects.
Having enjoyed many of Tricia’s previous books, the richly illustrated In my View, her 18th book, is another glorious example of the evocative and inspiring way that she uses colour in both her designs and, as vividly demonstrated here, in her own homes.
As you will see from the illustrations included, Tricia’s inspiration comes from the places and things that surround her. Her early inspiration from the countries that she visited, her enduring love of Italy, and her beautiful garden have all found their way into her designs for Designers Guild and her own home.
Tricia’s vision has always been to create a lifestyle. In this stunning book she illustrates how to put the different elements of a room together using combinations of colour, pattern, texture and form. Starting with a moodboard and being fulfilled in the final designs in the home.
‘I have always passionately believed that the way we choose to live – the interiors that we live within and the things that we choose to surround ourselves with – can have a profound effect upon our well being and happiness.’ – Tricia Guild.
The photography in the book is outstanding, sharing the magnificent views, her beautiful gardens and the uplifting colour combinations illustrating the journey from the moodboards to the rooms,
There are fascinating contributions from her collaborators explaining their excitement at working on such a creative project.
‘The result is, I think, a wonderful space that has a joyous cohesion between inside and outside; a place that has pushed boundaries and disciplines, re-created ideas and in some instances turned them on their heads. But most of all, it is a place of beauty, peace and life for those who live there.’ – Stephen Marshall, Architect.
If you are looking to start 2020 with a breath of fresh air and a new colour palette in your home, this book is uplifting, inspiring and joyous, we absolutely adored it! Highly Recommended!
Tricia Guild: In My View by Tricia Guild with Amanda Back and photographs by James Merrell is published by Merrell Publishers – http://www.merrellpublishers.com.
An exhibition about Designers Guild – Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild – will be opening at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum next month, details can be found at the following link https://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/out-of-the-blue-50-years-of-designers-guild/