New Collections arriving February/March

I had dreaded lurgi doing the rounds but Anne managed to visit the Scottish Interiors Show and had a great time. Taken o new collections together with new design houses.  All collections due in store late February early March.  Great fabrics, some with matching wallpapers !! Keep looking for more details but here are a few pictures of what’s in store.

So fresh for summer

Fabulous range of colours and textures

So subtle

Break the Rules

Dramatic Colour used on Ceiling

Mix Up Pattern Prints

Let a Large Rug Define Seating Area

Emphasise a Dark Room by Adding Drama






Break the Rules !

Design Rules Do’s and Don’ts – at one time the rules were strictly adhered to but nowadays – anything goes – buck the trends !!

Ceilings are always white – who says ?  Balance all white schemes by introducing a strong colour in the ceiling.  Ceilings much too high ?  Lower them by using darker tones.  White too stark ?  Use beautiful Farrow and Ball “whites” much softer.

Rugs should be no longer than the length of your sofa – who says ?  Use a large square rug and place chairs and central coffee table to introduce a lovely conversational area.  Use a large rug and place the edges under sofa feet – this softens the look.  Use a large rug in the room to pull many different colours together and give the room cohesion.

Don’t incorporate too many patterns – who says ?  Pattern can give a plain room some interest.  Mix lots of patterns but maybe soften the look by using only one or two colours throughout.  Use different patterns to turn your room into your own unique space.  If you are still a bit timid keep large items plain but introduce lots of pattern in throws, cushions and lampshades.

Small Rooms can’t take dark colours – who says ?  We believe it will pull a room in but not the case.  Dark colours actually make a small room look larger.  If your room is naturally dark, play to its strength and go with this, introduce bright pops of colour.  Don’t try and lighten it by making it all white – this only makes a dark room seem gloomy.

Have fun bucking the trends – send over some images of your unique space.

January Furniture Show 2019 NEC Birmingham

We are excited to be visiting the above show this Sunday and Monday in Birmingham.  All the latest trends, leading furniture exhibiters will be showing there and we can’t wait to pick up some ideas to bring back with us and put into practise.  Look forward to meeting up with old friends and colleagues in the industry.  

Tips on using Texture in your Home Decor

Using a variety of textures in your home décor is a great way to add interest, style and character but it can be surprisingly difficult – too many textures – too busy, same textured repeated – unbalanced. Follow these tips to achieve a fabulous textured haven.

Decide which mood you’re trying to achieve and select your textures accordingly. For a cosy feel textures should be soft and tactile like rich velvets, shimmering cotton mixes and faux fur for the cashmere throw, cushions and rugs. For a more streamlined look choose accessories with matt finishes, like concrete floors, steel accessories and non-reflective, functional surfaces.  Fabrics with tonal textures work well.

Don’t forget the walls. Whether you select a high-gloss paint, wood panels, exposed brick or tile.  Wallpaper is a simple way to introduce texture to walls to compliment your soft furnishings.

Layering textures is the greatest way to get the most of contrasting fabrics but don’t indulge in too many – three or four at the most.  Blending textures evokes a strong mood, adds depth and is visually stimulating.

If you are a little afraid of textures a simple rule of thumb is to combine toning plains and patterns.

Texture can have a powerful visual impact when it is done boldly. Dare to embrace a luxurious metallic velvet fabric for that rich elegant WOW factor.

Fabulous Zoffany Paints

Exceptional coverage, outstanding depth of colour and an effortlessly sophisticated palette is the hallmark of the Zoffany paint collection. Gilding the Lily Interiors can supply Zoffany paints, Come in and while selecting your wallpaper and/or fabrics use our A4 colour samples to choose paint tones. Have them all delivered together to collect at the one location.

Fancy Puting Your Feet Up ?

Fell in love with these glamorous, glitzy, gorgeous foot stools.  A nod to old Hollywood style. 

Too good for anyone I know to put their feet on.

Designer Headboard Sale







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What’s your wallcovering style ?

Come in and browse our fabulous library of wallcovering and fabric collections, let us give as much help and advice as you feel you need.  We’ll take the hassle out of pulling your look together – no pressures.  Whether you need one feature wall or colour advice or an entire home pulled together.  You want to achieve that show home or homely look but just can’t get it quite right.

Harlequin Paloma Fabric and Wallpaper Collection – New In

Soft elegant weaves, highlighted with glistening metallic thread adorn the luxurious drapery products that make up the Paloma fabric collection. Graceful natural forms juxtapose with the angularity of architecture, bringing a timeless sophistication to stylish living spaces. With its name taken from the Latin word for ‘dove’, Paloma comprises nine beautiful fabric motifs in a range of calming natural tones.

Inspired by graceful natural forms and the angularity of architecture, Paloma from Harlequin effortlessly combines captivating metallics with delicate contemporary prints. A range of seven wallpapers with complementary fabric designs make up this stunning collection, available in a sophisticated pared back colour palette.  


Setting a Budget

All Interior Design Projects happen within the framework of a budget.  Once you have decided on a budget you can than plan how much you can allocate to each element.  How much can you comfortably afford ?  If its a major renovation talk to a few experts, tell them what you wish to achieve and they can give a qualified estimate for your work.  This is a starting point – consider all costs involved ie lighting, flooring, furniture, soft furnishings also delivery costs or shipping.  If you are unsure or working within a tight budget bringing in an Interior Designer can be a wise investment.  They will help source within your budget, keep within your budget and give advice on where to save and spend within the project.  They will make sure you achieve your aspirations.  Remember if you are working within a very tight budget you can divide your project into phases.  Come in and chat to your local Interior Designer – we are only too willing to help and give advice.  Don’t be shy in discussing budgets.  Settling on a budget helps the designer in sourcing materials to match your aspirations.

Not a Slave to Colour Trends ?

Not interested in following trends, don’t do decorating every other year ?  Here are some tried and tested tones for your interiors which you will never tire of.

Taupe – so versatile adds warmth, works with everything.

Add warmth, works with everything








White – so many shades, most popular  brilliant white – keep it cool and stark or add pops of colour or wood to add warmth and variety.

Brilliant White – bold choice or add pops of colour








Grey – no longer the dull and boring colour it used to be – so many shades again – shaken off its dull image and nowadays  is synonymous with style, sophistication and glamour.

Grey – style, sophistication and glamour


Chosen your colour scheme, looking a bit flat, its the finishing touches that matter. Eyes are naturally drawn to window dressings, they frame the room and turn it from a space to a hub and a beating heart. Getting the curtains right makes all the difference to your design dreams. Adding texture and pattern will add interest and lift your room.  Complete the look by including some matching cushions to bring pattern/colour into the room, tying your scheme together. 

During the month of July Gilding the Lily Interiors will provide two FREE matching cushions complete with pads with any curtain orders placed.

Valentines Vibes

Don’t just think of red on valentines day – bring red into your life all through the year.  Go bold and fill the room with red in differing tones and textures for a rich decadent look.  Go for “less is more” by adding touches of red throughout the room in lampshades, rugs or cushions.  Here is a selection of ideas.  This stunning headboard  became the WOW factor in a client’s bedroom.










Stunning Practical Visions Blinds

Striking Contemporary Practical Blinds

  Striking Contemporary Practical Blinds


Liven your windows with practical yet stylish Vision Blinds made for a more contemporary home.  Control light while maintaining the view, Vision fabrics gently filter the light whilst providing a privacy blind. Suitable for all rooms. Choice of fabric textures and colour.