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My Style: Linda Parker, Interiors Journalist

Posted July 25, 2017 /
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With over 25 years in the business and having written for many of the popular home interest magazines such as Grand Designs, Ideal Home and Period Homes & Interiors, it’s fair to say that interiors journalist Linda Parker knows a thing or two about interior design. So we were delighted when she chose Style Studio’s pleated blinds and metallic Venetian blinds for her own home, which she completely renovated in 2016.

We caught up with Linda to find out all abut her home improvements and of course to find out the reasons behind her fabulous choice of window dressings…

“My house is a 1960s detached house, with a light, bright ground floor granny flat which was converted to the new kitchen-dining room.… view more.

Pleated to Perfection

Posted July 17, 2017 /
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Why pleated blinds are the perfect window dressing for every room!

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Pleated blinds are one of the most popular ways to dress a window. And it’s easy to see why – they’re versatile, have excellent light control features and come in an array of colours and styles to complement a room’s interior scheme.

The simplistic design of pleated blinds is a classic and timeless, suiting every room in both modern and period properties.

Read on to find out why pleated blinds are the perfect choices for homes, for top design and styling ideas and to preview some of our exciting new fabrics.… view more.

Product of the week – Sunday Mail

Posted July 7, 2017 /
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Style Studio’s unique Mirage blinds feature alternating stripes of sheer and solid fabric, giving you more control over light and increased flexibility on how you can position the blind compared to standard roller blinds. The collection offers something for everyone, with a wide selection of plain and textured fabrics available. Combine Mirage blinds with Style Studio’s Senses operating system for innovative design with a smooth, sleek finish.… view more.

Bringing the outside in!

Posted July 4, 2017 /
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Nature surrounds us in our everyday life, with refreshing and revitalising colours symbolic of new beginnings, growth and life. We’ve put together our top tips on how to bring elements from the outdoors, indoors.

Potted plants

The easiest method of including nature in home décor is with potted plants and fresh flowers. These can be easily dotted around different areas of the home. Or why not introduce hanging baskets to plain walls? This is a great alternative to shelved or floor plants, and can be easily changed or refreshed when you choose.

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Terraria

Terrarium – “A miniature garden created under glass in a sealed or unsealed container” A fantastic way to introduce growth and life into your home is with your own indoor garden!… view more.

Colours for a Happy Home

Posted June 6, 2017 /
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Colour, “a property causing visual sensation”, reflects who we are.  It can influence mood and evoke powerful feelings and emotions.… view more.

Control your blinds at the touch of a button!

Posted May 30, 2017 /
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Today, we are always searching for the newest technology in the marketplace. Whether it be a state of the art TV or an in-home smart speaker device, new and innovative options are constantly being developed and brought into our homes.

Window blinds are no different. At Style Studio, we are always strive to embrace emerging developments. Our newest offer is the Powershade Roman System, bringing a luxury, motorised option to your classic Roman Blind.… view more.

Earn Your Stripes

Posted May 25, 2017 /
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Sophisticated, timeless, and incredibly versatile, stripes will always be in fashion. Our interiors expert, Lorna McAleer explains why, along with offering advice on how to style striped window blinds in your home.

Classic Décor that Creates Space

Stripes are an elegant and ageless addition to homes,” says Lorna. “Against a backdrop of dark charcoal or blue, stripes in shades of taupe or grey with lighter accents of sandy yellow or lime green will reinvigorate rooms for the summer months

Striped designs can also establish a feeling of space. Vertical stripes will draw the eye upwards creating the illusion of height, and similarly horizontal stripes will have an elongating effect on smaller rooms.”… view more.

Summer 2017 Colour Trends!

Posted May 17, 2017 /
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Check out our new season colour trends and dive into Summer in style!

A major trend in interiors for Summer 2017 is influenced by digital and technology. The trend is fuelled with high-octane, brightly saturated tones including cyan, magenta, yellow and black, alongside geometric prints symbolic of the digital era. Palette Fuschia vertical blinds in a large open living space can add a splash of colour into an otherwise neutral room.… view more.

LIVE LOVE COLOUR

Posted May 10, 2017 /
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Your home is your sanctuary, and we know colour can have a major impact on the vibes in your home. At Style Studio, we think it’s important to have an array of colour options to suit your personal style. Our Palette and Banlight fabric ranges, available in both Roller and Vertical, offer over 100 colours to choose from. The two fabric ranges are flame retardant and have moisture resistant properties; Palette is the standard colour range and Banlight is the blackout colour range. The flame retardant properties of Palette and Banlight bring peace of mind.

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A plain, coloured blind allows for other designs to be scattered throughout the room, including cushions and soft furnishings, or even boldly printed wallpaper or murals.… view more.