Though this is far from Matthew Williamson’s first foray into furniture and decor, his designs created for CB2 are definitely the most accessible to his stateside fans. The designer’s collaboration, a capsule collection called “Matthew Williamson for CB2”, officially launched October 1 and has been years in the making. Maximalists beware. Full of vibrant colors and fun, tropical-inspired prints, these home accessories and statement pieces are sure to inspire. We sat down with the iconic designer to get all the details.
This blue-printed sofa comes complete with brass legs and speaks to Williamson’s love of pattern. He told us, “People always say we’re scared, there’s this fear of it, which I find hard to grasp because I’m scared of black and white.”
avec apartment sofa with brass legs, $1,999.00; cb2.com
This chair is covered in the same, vibrantly-colored fabric as the sofa. We imagine it bringing the perfect color pop to any room, whether it’s in an office, dining room, or living area.
mother amazon dining chair, $449; cb2.com
When we asked Williamson about incorporating his colorful designs into a more minimalistic space, he suggested bringing little bits in. For example, trying a patterned bedspread and leaving other accents in solid colors, or adding a printed pillow to an otherwise solid-colored space.
A pair of stacked side tables never looked so good. We especially love the bamboo detailing and electric blue shade of the agate-like finish on the taller table.
bronze bamboo bunching side table, $349; cb2.com
atol bamboo bunching side table, $329; cb2.com
butterfly table lamp, $159; cb2.com
Both the flamingo and parrot stoneware accessories are a few of Williamson’s ever-changing favorites from the collection.
When asked the aesthetic of his collection, he said, “I’d describe it as a celebration of what my brand is known for: a glamorous, exotic, whimsical collection. It’s intention is to make people feel happy and smile. No one needs a flamingo, but hey, why not? It’s meant to be optimistic and fun and pieces that will be talking points within a space.”
flamingo catchall, $29.95; cb2.com
parrot, $19.95; cb2.com
His other favorites? These unique candelabras that could easily blend into and simultaneously stand out in a more minimalist space.
He said of the designs, “I just think that’s a good example of that fusion of ornate, decorative but actually quite simple and clean, graphic.”
peacock black candelabra, $99.95; cb2.com
palm tree gold taper candle holder; $49.95; cb2.com
Other fun, affordable, smaller pieces from the collection include everything you need for a stylish tea break. We’re especially fond of the bright purple teapot that has almost a matte finish, which is thanks to its silicone over porcelain design.
lizzy royal purple teapot, $14.95; cb2.com
white teacup with rainbow snake saucer, $9.95; cb2.com
peacock hearts teapot, $19.95; cb2.com
Williamson noted the peacock and its feathers as a mains source of inspiration for the capsule collection—and we’re absolutely loving the colors and level of detail present in this throw.
He said, “Looking at it now, it’s definitely got a tropical quality. I guess that’s one of the cornerstones of my work, that it’s intentionally meant to be escapist, exotic, and bring a bit of that sort of tropical feel to an urban interior.”
peacock linen throw, $179; cb2.com
No collection would be complete without an array of stylish throw pillows… And a rainbow snake rug and pouf.
rainbow snake rug, $299 – $599; cb2.com
rainbow snake pouf, $199; cb2.com
rainbow snake with tassels 18″x12″ pillow, $34.95; cb2.com
mother amazon linen 23″ pillow, $69.95; cb2.com
butterfly wheel teal with tassels 20″ pillow, cb2.com
butterfly wheel black and white 20″ pillow, $59.95; cb2.com
peacock hearts with tassels 18″ pillow, $49.95; cb2.com
To see all 33 products, visit cb2.com!