Juliet Bawden has been to see the autumn / winter range from JD Williams and has come away impressed. Here are a few of her favourites.
If you are looking for good design at a low price point then you need look no further than J D Williams autumn winter ranges. They have produced ranges with two different themes. The first is called Far Away and is my favourite. It takes inspiration from autumn coastal escapes, across rural landscapes and through hardened elements. There is a very string Scandi feel to this collection, in both the materials and colours used.
Reflected throughout is a palette of cold, natural aquatic tones-inky blues, deep green hues and teals are contrasted with pearly white, terracotta and also purple grey. Artisan in mood but also sophisticated in design; water colour prints take center stage in dreamy inky hues paying homage to the rolling seas and rugged coastal scenery.
Particularly beautiful is the Isla Digital Print bed linen from £25 for a Duvet Set. There is a sumptuous navy Florence bedhead in cotton velvet from £299. Talking about navy velvet, there is also what is called an ‘opulent round slab’, although I would call it a pouffe, it costs £35.
Cosy layering is a trend with raw, natural toned knits, sheepskins and sea-grass adding to an already organic vibe. The cushions are beautiful and are in a combination of sea themes and indigo colouring and start at £18. Natural elements are embodied in this rustic collection with wooden platters and serving plates teamed with two-tone, glazed crockery with a striking speckled finish. My two favourite items are the Arthouse Tonal Mineral Wallpaper at £18 a roll and the 16 piece Silver and Black Cutlery Set £30. This set is elegant and has nods towards similar mid century cutlery. The furniture is modern and clean lined and very good value.
The second collection is called Palace Design. This collection carries on with the very strong Luxx trend heading towards Art Deco that has been around for a few seasons. It is a new take on boudoir design.
The designers say it reflects a contemporary combination of feminine tones with masculine designs creating a truly refined collection. The range includes luxurious materials from brushed brass to sumptuous velvets, softly tinted glass to satin finishes. Mahogany, Verdigris and smoked gold are lifted with hints of light ecru, palest of pinks and soft yellow tones. Rose velvet beds are dressed with satin sheets embossed with linear floral and intricate geometric designs, whilst rose velvet button-back chairs are styled with the palest pink marble accessories and set against gold angular furniture.
Once again the prices are all very reasonable. I feel this is a look that looks fabulous if well maintained but would be unforgiving and start to look tacky if not kept tidy, polished and super clean. The two pieces of product that stand out are the Gaia Foot Stool £299 and the Blush Glass Vase £16.
See more of JD Williams ranges HERE
Review: Juliet Bawden