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.
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.
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.
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.
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Spring has well and truly sprung! And now is the perfect time to revitalise your home.
In fashion we follow trends from the catwalk and the high street, but sometimes it can be difficult to know the key looks in interiors, Style Studio is here to help with our top trend tips.
Marshmallow pink and glorious grey are an excellent colour combination creating a soft and delicate story. Grey is colour of the moment throughout all interiors whether that be walls, furniture or soft furnishings. It has been around for a while and is not going anywhere anytime soon. Palette Rose vertical blinds are perfect in a large window, acting as a strong feature, bringing comfort and calm as well as remaining fresh.… view more.
When it comes to a streamlined yet versatile look, blinds and shutters are a reliable and attractive option. Opt for no-fuss ready-made version, go bespoke by selecting your own fabric and made-to-measure or consider going high tech with blinds you can operate using a smartphone.… view more.
Check out our best blinds for a good night’s rest below, along with some great tips to ease the transition into summertime sleep.
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The bittersweet moment in our spring calendar has arrived. At 01:00am on Sunday 26th March, our clocks went forward, stealing an hour of our sleep but signifying that summer is well and truly on its way (and hopefully bringing with it lighter evenings and lots of sunshine). Hooray! But while it’s undoubtedly good news for the majority of the UK, it can take a little while for many of us (especially little ones) to adjust to the warmer temperatures and longer days.… view more.
There’s no denying the effortless chic that can be achieved through Scandinavian interior design. Laid back and minimalist, yet warm and welcoming, it’s a desirable look (and approach to life).
And that’s why our interiors expert Lorna McAleer thinks Scandi style is here to stay in 2017. Here are her six tips to help you achieve a pared-down Nordic vibe in your home this year.
1. Embrace “Lagom”
The world of interiors has been hung up on ‘hygge’ for a few years now, and where many homeowners are happily adopting this cosy approach to life, there’s an alternative buzz word in play for 2017.… view more.
Being house proud is as common as being married in the UK, we do love our homes: we love creating a unique haven to retreat to at the end of a long working day. It’s very important to us that we are met with feelings of contentment when we walk through the door in the evening.
But our home style needs updating just as much as out wardrobe does, whether that’s because of new trends in the industry or changes in personal tastes.… view more.
When it comes to dressing a room, the window can often be left as an afterthought, especially in the bathroom. I for one, have been guilty of dashing down to my nearest DIY store for a last-minute roller blind purchase on more than one occasion. But if you could take the time to consider which style, material and colour works best within the scheme, it can make all the difference to the overall look and feel.
To help get you started, we asked Lorna McAleer, interiors expert at made-to-measure window blinds brand Style Studio (www.stylestudio.co.uk), to outline the colours they expect to see adorning our windows in 2017…
After Dulux announced Denim Drift as its colour of the year, the world of interiors has gone crazy for blue hues.… view more.