Pattern: Using Pattern to Create Sophisticated, Show-stopping Interiors
Tricia Guild is known for her bold and original fabric and wallpaper collections and her extraordinary ability to use colour and pattern in decoration. She is inspired by fabrics, techniques, motifs and designs from all over the world and from every period of history - brocades and damasks from the Far East; the rich history of botanical illustration and flower painting; checks, plaids and stripes from northern Europe; vibrant ethnic prints from India and Central America; painterly designs from Chinese and European porcelain; the bold abstracts and geometric patterns of contemporary painters. Today, there has probably never been more popular interest in pattern. Her masterful mixing of large and small-scale patterns in a variety of contrasting colours, finishes and textures, is renowned throughout the world, and can be seen in detail in the specially designed roomsets that illustrate this book.
Elspeth Thompson, Tricia Guild, James Merrell