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Plan to Perfection – House Beautiful

Posted April 10, 2018 /
As Featured in House Beautiful

When deciding on a window treatment, consider the mood of the room – do you want to take a barely there approach or make a big splash with contrasting colour and pattern? On the practical side, do you need short curtains to avoid losing heat from radiators placed beneath the window, linings to keep out draughts or a blackout treatment so that you can sleep in peace? Or how about remote-controlled opening and closing?

Luxurious Curtains

Framing a window with the soft folds of curtains in a beautiful way to finish a room and the right curtain treatment can also exaggerate the proportions of a window to create the illusion of height.… view more.

Finishing Touch – Real Homes

Posted April 10, 2018 /
As Featured in Real Homes

Finishing Touch

Decorate your windows with a statement blind or striking curtains. Go big and bold with a patterned design featuring modern geometrics, oversized florals or painterly effects for a modern look. Buy ready-made styles for a cost-effective solution, or go made-to-measure to ensure a perfect fit. And if you want to guarantee a good night’s sleep, blackout linings are your best bet.… view more.

Mono Home – Manchester Evening News

Posted April 10, 2018 /
As Featured in Manchester Evening News

Embrace black and white for a dreamy, fresh, clean and cool bedroom!

Black and white is a classic, timeless combination. Make it modern and on-trend by using chevron prints somewhere bold, like a wall or curtains or on blinds.

Add in grey tones to soften the monochrome (which can be a little harsh otherwise). Use warm or cool greys, or both, then add an accent colour in just a couple o places too, like the navy throw and cushion.

When you reduce the number of colours you’re using, ramp up the different textures to keep things interesting. Go for velvet furniture, smooth cotton sheets, shaggy carpets, brick and bare walls, and vary the fabrics for the bedding and curtains.… view more.

Spring has SPRUNG

Posted April 5, 2018 /
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We’ve put together a selection of our top trends for Spring 2018 to help you bring a fresh vibe into your home this Spring!… view more.

Five of the Best Blinds for Bathrooms

Posted March 22, 2018 /
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Blinds are the most popular type of window covering for bathrooms, chosen for their clean elegant look, resistance to moisture and because they’re easy to wipe clean.

If you’re completely renovating your bathroom and you’re unsure about which window treatments will suit this steamy room, or you’re simply looking for an easy bathroom update, follow our advice on choosing the best blinds for blissful bathrooms.

  1. Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds are a fantastic choice for bathrooms.

Most pleated blind fabrics are suitable for moist conditions and can be sponge cleaned.

When closed pleated blinds give total privacy whereas semi-sheer pleated blind fabrics can create a gorgeous soft light effect within a bathroom for a spa like atmosphere.… view more.

Interior Design Trends For Spring 2018 – Cosmopolitan

Posted March 19, 2018 /
As Featured in CosmopolitanEDIT

Herringbone

Lorna McAleer from Style Studio says, “Traditionally used on real wood flooring, Herringbone is set to be a huge look for 2018, but updated with bright berry or teal colourways or, at the other end of the scale, monochrome. And herringbone is no longer confined to the floor – utilise chevron designs on walls and window coverings for a soft, more current take on this traditional pattern.”… view more.

INTU Blinds – What are they?

Posted March 14, 2018 /
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We have all experienced the struggle of trying to open a window where the blind gets in the way, especially with windows that open inwards. We at Style Studio feel your pain, and we have a solution to make your life that little bit easier…INTU Blinds!

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INTU Blinds clip into the window frame, securing the blinds to the window whether you’re opening or closing the window. No holes, No screws, Just Style!

Simple brackets fit into the window bead, tensioning the blind which means, there are no hanging cords or loops, making it one of the safest blinds available! Lift or lower the blind to your desired level.… view more.

Interior Trends for 2018

Posted February 22, 2018 /
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New year, new interior trends! And it looks like 2018 is going to be the year of the chevron. We also predict that ‘cultured looks’ inspired by the past and ‘jungle fever’ will be popular – but not together! Read on for our predictions about the hottest looks for homes in 2018, along with styling advice on how to ‘get the look’ from our resident interiors expert, Lorna McAleer.

TREND #1. Neon Jungle

Make your tropical scheme even wilder in 2018.

“Invigorating tropical spaces are definitely here to stay,” says Lorna. “We’re going to enjoy this injection of fun and vivid nature-inspired energy, reimagined with psychedelic influences.… view more.

Bright Ideas For Windows in 2018

Posted January 31, 2018 /
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Ensure there’s never a dull moment in 2018 with the latest trend for intense, manmade colours. Futuristic shades of Ultra Violet, Magenta, Electric Blue and Tech Orange will be a shining light for bright sparks everywhere this year.

Our interiors expert Lorna McAleer explains more about the trend, along with tips on how to introduce this colourful trend into homes with window blinds and curtains.

“We’ve become so used to seeing natural and neutral shades in recent years that, explained Lorna, “that when the trend forecasters at Pantone announced a hi-tech shade of purple as the colour of the year, it was a shocking and exciting moment!… view more.