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Indulge in the UK’s Latest Style Crush – Velvet

Posted November 17, 2017 /
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Plush fabrics are very much en vogue in UK homes and velvet is the material of the moment.  Here’s how to join the current VELVET REVIVAL using our gorgeous window blinds, curtains and cushions.

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  1. Reveal Velvet’s True Colours

Give velvet it’s moment in the spotlight by incorporating it onto window blinds and curtains. One of our most sought-after Roman blind and curtain fabrics is a sumptuous, deep-pile crushed velvet that really generates a feeling of grandeur – especially at the window.

The subtle shimmer, texture, and highlights that characterise this gorgeous fabric are exaggerated by sunlight, appearing more defined as it catches the light and creating a stunning effect.… view more.

Brass is back!

Posted November 8, 2017 /
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Throughout 2015 and 2016, copper was our metallic of choice, but 2017 brings the revival of Brass, our interior style staple.

Brass is an elegant and timeless metal, giving your home that touch of sophistication that goes beyond door handles and lighting features.

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From a style statement to a touch of warmth, brass has the ambiguity to be used as a vintage look or a modern twist. No matter which way you choose to incorporate brass, it definitely has the power to add interest and charm to your home.

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For an ultra-contemporary flair, introduce brass chairs, tables and chandeliers as statement pieces; or softly accessorize the space with candle holders, pendant lights or brushed brass finishes for a subtle touch of luxury.… view more.

Four blindingly good ways to apply Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2018!

Posted October 2, 2017 /
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Hailed as the colour to steal homeowners’ hearts next year, alongside a supporting colour palette that includes indigo blues and rich dark shades, Dulux’s dusky mauve Heart Wood Colour of the Year will transform homes into a calming, cosy ‘sanctuary’. Here are four ways to ‘get the look’ with Style Studio window dressings.

1.Heart Wood Plain & Simple

Heart Wood looks great as an accent colour on plain fabric roller blinds. Choose our ‘Dusk’ fabric for a perfect match, just one of the 65 stunning colours in the popular Palette fabric range for roller and vertical blinds.

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2. A Versatile Colour Palette

Heart Wood offers a fabulous neutral alternative to cream or grey and it’s a subtle enough shade to combine easily with lots of different colour ways.… view more.

Autumn/Winter 2017 Interior Colour Trends!

Posted September 22, 2017 /
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With the nights already drawing in, it’s time to start thinking about updating our home decor with Autumn/Winter seasonal trends. This Autumn there are some strong colours dominating interiors.

Key colours include Inky Blues, Greilac, Marrs Green and red crushed velvet.

Here, Style Studio’s interiors expert, Lorna McAleer shares her hot hues for Autumn 2017 and how to get the look with window fabrics from the Style Studio range.

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Inky blue is everywhere this Autumn. Mix this dramatic shade with other key trends like copper and metallic, or some marble, to create a striking interior scheme.

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Dark grey and black are both great colours for this season.… view more.

Autumn 2017 Trends!

Posted September 11, 2017 /
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Check out our new season colour trends and fall into Autumn in style!

A major trend in interiors for Autumn 2017 is influenced by the urban landscape. Geometric designs dominate this trend with solid shapes broken up by texture and use of linear detail. Tones taken from the exterior surroundings including concrete, pewter, muted gold, turmeric and cherry red complete the look. Style Studio’s New York Skyline roller blind is perfect for creating a cosmopolitan vibe.

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Colour of the moment grey and forever fresh white are a colour combination embraced through lifestyle and interiors alike. Incorporating white and grey into interiors allows for a base which can be added to when it comes to home accessories and interchangeable furnishings.… view more.

Mirage Blinds

Posted August 23, 2017 /
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When it comes to choosing blinds for your home, we are all familiar with Roller, Vertical and even Venetian, but have you heard of Mirage?

These standard products are great in their own right and have a great deal to offer with regard to light control, style and simplicity but why follow the crowd? We know you want to be unique and with Mirage you can!

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The distinctive nature of Mirage brings enhanced light control, with the flexibility to have your blind fully open, fully closed or anywhere in between, giving additional options not available with your traditional roller blind.… view more.

It’s not just about how it looks…

Posted August 16, 2017 /
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As consumers we look at colour, texture and pattern when choosing the perfect blind. However there are secondary properties which should be considered as just as important!

Protect your home and family with Fire Retardant blinds

Fire hazards can pose a risk in every home; do you like an ambient candle in your bathroom? Or is your window close to your cooker? Accidents can happen, but at Style Studio we want to limit that possibility with our FR blinds.

Style Studio has a wide range of certified fire retardant blinds across Roller, Vertical, Pleated & Hive blinds. These specific fabrics have coatings which can prevent the spread of an accidental flame, creating a much safer environment.… view more.

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.