Three chairs for Matthew Williamson.

If you like fashion and you like interiors, the launch of Matthew Williamson's very own furniture range this week probably got you a bit giddy.

Me too.

Tango armchair by Matthew Williamson

Tango armchair by Matthew Williamson

Margot armchair by Matthew Williamson

Margot armchair by Matthew Williamson

Minelli armchair by Matthew Williamson

Minelli armchair by Matthew Williamson

Of course, this is not the flamboyant fashion designer's first foray into interior design. His trademark exotic bird print wallpaper designs have had Brits steadily migrating back to maximalism for the best part of this decade.

Bird of paradise wallpaper £67 per roll www.amaraliving.com

Bird of paradise wallpaper £67 per roll www.amaraliving.com

The Matthew Williamson for Debenhams range has been a runaway success, with homeowners freely giving into girliness and convincing their other halves that it's perfectly acceptable to wake up with a pink flamingo by your bedside.

Flamingo lamp £75 www.debenhams.com

Flamingo lamp £75 www.debenhams.com

But this new furniture range takes the Matthew Williamson lifestyle brand one sumptuous stage further. This is not simply about whimsical features and quirky touches. This is full on house couture, with iconic pieces that embody Matthew's 360 degree approach to design.

The range includes five upholstery ranges and unique occasional pieces in vivid colours and signature prints. Focussed on exceptional craftmanship and unrivalled quality, the designer selected Nottingham based furniture manufacturer Duresta to produce the range, which launches exclusively in Harrods before rolling out to nationwide retailers later in the year.

Tango sofa by Duresta for Matthew Williamson

Tango sofa by Duresta for Matthew Williamson

Further excitement comes in the form of elegant occasional tables, with a fashionable twist. 

Flamingo wine table by Matthew Williamson

Flamingo wine table by Matthew Williamson

Lacquered top console table by Matthew Williamson

Lacquered top console table by Matthew Williamson

Coffee Table by Matthew Williamson

Coffee Table by Matthew Williamson

With their bright colour pops and flamingo inspired detailing, these are pieces with the ability to add instant drama to a room and seriously up the fashion ante.

I need to take some deep breaths... In fact, I could do with a lie down and this fuscia print velvet day bed feels like exactly the spot for an afternoon daydream. 

I have yet to discover how much it will cost to up my Matthew Williamson game and bag myself a piece of interior fashion history (The range is yet to go on general sale). Suffice to say, these do not strike me as sofas I'd let my sons Netflix and chill on, whilst scoffing a bag of Maltesters. 

Unfortunately, I wasn't one of the peacock print posse perched elegantly on armchairs whilst sipping champers for the glamorous unveiling of the MW Furniture range earlier this week* 

But whilst I haven't stroked the plush velvet cushions, nor caressed the lush lacquered table tops, I have literally inhaled the designer's instagram feed, exploring the details that make this range so fabulously unique.

These pictures alone are enough to fill me with new ideas for my own infinitely cheaper upholstery re-inventions and furniture up-cycles, which will have to do until such a time as I can afford the real thing. And you know what? I'm pretty sure Matthew won't mind me borrowing the idea of contrasting piping or neon brights. Why?  because his furniture, like his fashion line, is designed to inspire as well as to enjoy. Thanks to him, I know that my next furniture makeover will be bolder, brighter and hipper than before. And with any luck, my next sofa will be too.

Three cheers for Matthew Williamson. Hip. Hip. Hooray.

Who's been inspiring your interior choices this week? I would love to hear your news.

Claire x

*Future invitations welcome