Designers Guild is the leading, international lifestyle brand that creates innovative fabric, wallpaper, paint and home accessories collections that are available from their flagship stores, online shops and through an extensive network of global stockists. The company is headed by Creative Director and Founder Tricia Guild, who is renowned for her brilliant use of colour, pattern and texture, and who has had many books published on the subject of design. In Guild’s own words: “I had always wanted to create a lifestyle. I was working as an interior designer and was utterly frustrated at the lack of exciting and interesting contemporary textiles." "At the time one had to visit various different shops to furnish a home and there was nowhere that really looked at the total concept. I felt I had something different to say and I was young and fearless and decided to give it a try. Our style is all about the mix – vintage finds from antique dealers and markets are reconditioned and reupholstered in colourful contemporary textiles alongside design classics like Arne Jacobsen or Saarinnen with perhaps a handmade rug from India thrown in.” For over 40 years Designers Guild has occupied a corner of London’s fashionable Kings Road in Chelsea and a further home-store opened on Marylebone High Street in 2010. The London stores are where Guild’s concept for a lifestyle comes together - the store’s beautifully displayed vignettes really do make you feel at home or rather make you want to go home and completely redecorate. Stunning books on art, architecture, fashion or design are actually shown as they would be in your home – on shelves - although here, maybe Random or Melody Shelving by MDF or perhaps a fifties bookcase and accented with handmade ceramics from the best of European craftspeople. Whether you pop in regularly for scented candles and a cappuccino or want your entire house designed and decorated and are seeking advice from the highly talented in store consultants as part of the brand’s interior design service - you can be sure that at Designers Guild, they have scoured the globe to bring you the finest pieces for your home and your way of life. For Selvedge's 12 Days of Christmas Competition, Designers Guild are offering 12 winners one of their luxurious Shanghai Garden candles. RRp £42 To enter click here.