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Spring 2017 Colour Trends!

Posted April 13, 2017 /
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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.

Blind Faith – Sussex Life

Posted March 29, 2017 /
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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.

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Sleep tips for the lighter nights

Posted March 27, 2017 /
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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.

Scandi Style Inspiration and how to embrace Lagom

Posted March 17, 2017 /
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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.

Spring – Staffordshire Living, Grand Designs, Woman Magazine

Posted March 3, 2017 /
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Staffordshire Living

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.

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For the full article: Staffordshire Living – March/April 2017  

Grand Designs

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Woodland Style: Fern Grape roller blind

Woman Magazine

Add some zest to your home with some Palette Turmeric Vertical blinds.… view more.

Ways with window dressing – Utopia Group

Posted March 3, 2017 /
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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…

Moody Blues

After Dulux announced Denim Drift as its colour of the year, the world of interiors has gone crazy for blue hues.… view more.

London Fashion Week in Interiors: AW 2017/18

Posted February 28, 2017 /
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Fashion has a tremendous influence on interiors, with interior trends often originating from the catwalk.  It was previously recognised that it took up to two years for catwalk looks to trickle down to interiors, however as interiors and fashion are becoming more fast paced the trends in both worlds are intertwining.

London fashion week was as inspiring as ever, showcasing the key looks for Autumn/Winter 2017/18.

A main trend for Autumn/Winter 2017/18 interiors is Midnight, a look inspired by the dark of the night. Faceted shapes, prominent motifs and a strong contrast of textures and fabrics create the illusion of twilight.… view more.

Children’s Design Style

Posted February 16, 2017 /
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Move away from pink and blue, and be one of a kind!

Children’s bedrooms are used for sleeping and playing therefore they should be stylish, fun and comfortable. It is important to create a space which reflects their personalities whether that be through themes, pattern or colour. It can be difficult decorating the bedroom of someone that grows and changes so quickly. But don’t fret because we’re here to help and have come up with a few ideas of where to begin.

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Children accumulate masses of toys, books and games, therefore storage space is a must for a child’s bedroom allowing plenty of floor space free to move, play and imagine.… view more.

New Stylish Senses Vertical System

Posted February 3, 2017 /
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There used to be a stigma attached to Vertical blinds; boring, plain, dull, and often thought of as an ‘office blind’.

But a new day is dawning, and Vertical blinds have been given a new lease of life with glorious colours, beautiful patterns and textures. Vertical blinds are now being proclaimed as a must have in interiors!

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However, it’s not only the bright, vibrant or patterned fabric that is important anymore, the system that pulls the blind together is too. We at Style Studio have decided that YOU the consumer deserve the best and understand the importance of co-ordinating beautiful fabrics with chic headrails and endcaps.… view more.

Four Interiors Trends to Watch for in 2017 – Building Construction Design

Posted January 24, 2017 /
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With texture being given the leading role and homeowners searching for affordable luxury, 2017 is looking like the year for stylish, cosy and homely interiors. Below Lorna McAleer, interiors expert at made-to-measure blinds brand Style Studio, outlines their top looks for 2017 along with how to achieve them with window blinds, curtains and soft furnishings.

2017 Trends:

  1. Soft Geo
  2. Natural Living
  3. Organic Textures
  4. Everyday Luxury (including Velvet Revival, Brocade Brigade and Metallic Luxe)

Soft Geo

Texture is the buzz word for interiors in 2017, and the Soft Geo trend is defined by the layering of fabrics throughout a room.

Lorna McAleer says,

“Soft Geo is a progression of the geometric trend we’ve seen in recent years.view more.