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5 Tips on how to give your home a Feng Shui makeover this Spring!

Posted April 16, 2019 /

Feng Shui is the concept of creating harmony and balance in relation to the flow of energy (chi) within your home.

Its aim is to assure good fortune and good health for the people inhabiting the home. Core concepts of Feng Shui are Yin & Yang, with the feminine (Yin) and masculine (Yang) being opposites ultimately depending on each other for a content and successful life.

Freshen up your home by allowing the powerful and positive energy of Feng Shui to enter.

How to implement Feng Shui;

1. Declutter your home by minimising the amount of items you own. But don’t just hide items in cupboards, under furniture or up the loft, as this all affects the chi flow within the home.… view more.

When Grey is here to stay!

Posted April 3, 2019 /

Grey has been a fan favourite in interiors over recent years, from cool iron to robust concrete, the colours on the grey spectrum most definitely exceed the 50 shades mark! But what is it about grey that makes it so special, is it the versatility of creating both a cool and warm room? Or its ability to provide a platform to set the scene?

Grey is now a staple in interiors, but with colour slowly making a comeback, what can we pair with grey? Here is our top trending grey and colour combos for 2019!

Sunshine shades

Yellow & grey together are simplistically chic.… view more.

Tapping ‘Intu’ the Latest Window Trends – Design Buy Build

Posted March 26, 2019 /

Made to measure window blinds brand Style Studio is seeing a huge rise in demand for its INTU window blinds. Growth in sales of these blinds, that fit straight into the window frame eliminating the need to drill, reflects trends in the window and glass door market: notably the consumer shift to UPVC and metal frames, clean lines and larger glass expanses.

“Glazing trends have a huge impact on the types of blinds that become popular and INTU blinds are ticking all the boxes when it comes to dressing modern windows”, says Style Studio’s interiors expert Lorna McAleer.

“Sleek, contemporary glazing styles as well as black and grey frames are hugely popular (even in period properties), which is promoting a desire for window dressings that complement window frames rather than covering them up.… view more.

Freshen Up Homes with ‘Neo Mint’

Posted March 20, 2019 /

According to trend forecasters WGSN, the coolest colour of 2020 will be NEO MINT. It’s a bright and futuristic shade that’s set to bring a breath of fresh air to tired interiors.

For anyone looking to get ahead of the NEO MINT trend, here are some NEO MINT window blinds to incorporate this cool, refreshing hue into homes.

Our interiors expert Lorna McAleer says:

“Cool greens matching WGSN’s Neo Mint are available as Venetian blinds, Roman blinds, Roller blinds and Pleated blinds within our collections – and they all look fresh and fabulous.”

“Neo Mint feels effortlessly cool in the kitchen.… view more.

Win a Mother’s Day Bouquet

Posted March 14, 2019 /

We know mums are brilliant, that’s why there’s a whole day dedicated to showing just how much we appreciate them. And what better gift than a bouquet of flowers to show mum just how much you love her?… view more.

Step into Spring 2019 with our top trends

Posted March 6, 2019 /

Style Studio’s Spring/Summer 2019 Lookbook is here, explore the new season trends and let your imagination run wild!

With tips, ideas and inspiration – updating your interiors for 2019 has never been easier.

Back to Botanicals

Flowers in full bloom are celebrated for their colour, form and texture, with all-over designs a prominent trend for Spring/Summer 2019. Dark backgrounds continue to inspire with bright, bold floral patterns in the foreground accentuating vibrancy.

Vivacious touches of coral, yellow, heather and rich blues offer a balanced blend of natural and saturated tones. Be bold, be bright, be beautiful!
Style Studio’s Zinnia Blackout Black is the showstopper, with its dark background and contrasting coloured foreground, what’s not to love!… view more.

See Pastels POP at London Fashion Week

Posted February 20, 2019 /

Bang in the middle of the most prestigious bi-annual 4 weeks in the fashion calendar is London Fashion Week.

Showcasing over 250 designers to a global audience AW19/20 has already made its mark on fast fashion retail giants, those fashion conscious consumers, and of course, the forward thinking social media influencers ready and waiting with their endless array of stylish posts.

Looking at the designers who’ve been parading the catwalk this week, bursts of micro trends have made an appearance. However, a prominent trend which has suddenly exploded through the likes of Bora Aksu, Mark Fast, Roksanda and Molly Goddard is…pastels.… view more.

Innovative Ways to Save Money on your Energy Bills this Winter – The Metro

Posted February 18, 2019 /

As featured in The Metro 13/2/2019

In a normal home that has not been insulated, 40% of heat is lost through the windows and doors, around 35% is lost through the walls and 25% through the roof.

Energy bills are one of the biggest outlays we have each month – but there are ways you can drastically cut yours, simply by better insulating your home.

Insulating Blinds

The new wave of blinds is a gamechanger when it comes to insulation. The white wooden slat blind has been the window covering of choice for years now – just look along your street for proof – but not only do wooden blinds not block out all light, they do nothing to keep the house warm.… view more.

Your Windows Update – The Daily Express

Posted February 18, 2019 /

As featured in The Daily Express – 13/2/2019

Japanese designs are tipped to be big this year thanks to growing anticipation surrounding the 2020 Olympics and this year’s Rugby World Cup, which will both take place in the country. The Scandi-style look is expected to give way to pared-back Japanese interiors and as both are similarly simple it shouldn’t be too much of a leap for those who don’t like fussy designs.

If you prefer blinds or shutters make sure they have insulating qualities. Style Studio’s Hive blinds have a cellular pleated structure to prevent heat loss and its insulating Venetian blinds feature a Thermostop coating.… view more.