Published on October 17, 2016

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;

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;

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.

butterfly wheel teal bed linens, $59.95 – $149; (also available in black and white!)

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;

atol bamboo bunching side table, $329;

butterfly table lamp, $159;

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;

parrot, $19.95;

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;

palm tree gold taper candle holder; $49.95;

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;

white teacup with rainbow snake saucer, $9.95;

peacock hearts teapot, $19.95;

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;

No collection would be complete without an array of stylish throw pillows… And a rainbow snake rug and pouf.

rainbow snake rug, $299 – $599;

rainbow snake pouf, $199;

rainbow snake with tassels 18″x12″ pillow, $34.95;

mother amazon linen 23″ pillow, $69.95;

butterfly wheel teal with tassels 20″ pillow,

butterfly wheel black and white 20″ pillow, $59.95;

peacock hearts with tassels 18″ pillow, $49.95;

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