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Rio Olympics Inspiration: Tropical Style Tips for Homes

Posted August 5, 2016 /

Feeling Inspired by The Rio Olympics?

Tropical Style Tips for Homes

With the 2016 Olympics underway, the world’s eyes are firmly fixed on Brazil’s carnival capital Rio de Janeiro.

This vibrant city is currently inspiring a tropical trend in UK homes. Colourful Brazilian style and rainforest motifs are some of the ways you can integrate this look in all rooms – anything from the kitchen to the bedroom.

Here’s our design team’s pick of their favourite Rio-inspired looks that we hope you will love too.

Botanical – prints and plants

Whether on roller blinds, soft furnishings, wallpaper or even a graphic printed feature wall, jungle plant designs will create a tropical paradise in your home.… view more.

Power to the People – Why motorise your blinds?

Posted July 29, 2016 /

Remote-controlled blinds are growing in popularity. In fact, we believe automated blinds will be the norm in UK households within the next couple of years, with the simplicity of a standard household staple being transformed into an automated device.

With so many benefits to automating your window blinds, including advanced technology, extra child safety as well as overall style and sophistication it’s not difficult to see why sales are soaring. One of the newest systems on the market is Powershade, a luxurious and affordable motorised blind that you can operate at the touch of a button, combining style and control with a quiet and smooth operation.… view more.

Home Interest magazine highlights; How to get the look.

Posted July 27, 2016 /

If you’re like the team here at Style Studio’s HQ you’ll love flicking through some of the many home interest magazines that adorn newsagent’s shelves, or checking out hot tips and looks on home interest websites like housetohome and Houzz. Here’s our pick of the best and how you can you can get the look using Style Studio’s scatter cushions, blinds and curtains.

Coastal Chic

This month, we loved this ‘Coastal Dreams’ feature in Good Homes magazine on how to introduce nautical themes without clichés utilising an inviting scheme of lemon sherbet and aquamarine, so thought we’d share some of it with you here on our blog.… view more.

See how our designs are made – Arden & Fern!

Posted July 25, 2016 /

This month’s featured key designs in our Style Studio collections are Arden and Fern.

Slowly easing out of summer, with Autumn creeping in, our favourite cosy trends are making a prominent return. Both Arden and Fern boast our much-loved autumnal colours including browns, fawns, creams, reds and purples, with designs which have evolved and grown to suit the ever changing trends in the marketplace.

Both designs are considered extremely authentic due to being drawn and developed by hand as well as taking inspiration from nature and the surrounding environment to create a realistic feel to the fabric as a whole. The amount of time taken is paramount with regard to the precision of the designs.… view more.

Lighting: Mirage Blinds – My Unique Home

Posted July 21, 2016 /

It’s astonishing how different your home can look when you add the right lighting. Good lighting can create ambience in every room and highlight your home’s best features, so it’s important to choose your lighting scheme carefully.

A Trick of the Light

Create an optical illusion at your windows with Style Studio’s new collection of Mirage blinds.

Who doesn’t love having the best of both worlds? Now homeowners can enjoy all of the room darkening benefits of a roller blind but within seconds achieve a magical ‘mirage’ lighting effect in their room, with a new collection of window blinds from Style Studio one of the UK’s largest suppliers of made-to-measure window blinds and curtains.… view more.

Hottest Interior Colour Combinations – Cheshire Mum

Posted July 20, 2016 /

Colour plays a vitally important role in life. Colour can sway thinking, change actions and cause reactions.

This makes interior colour choices in your home really important. Creating a colour palette to guide decisions when making over a room is a great idea and, thanks to some fantastic new websites out there. It’s no longer the domain of interior designers and is easier than ever for everyone to do. Style Studio’s brilliant new online room designing function, Design Space allows you to mix and match its window blind fabrics with lots of wall and accessories shades. Combining colours has never been so much fun and it takes the guess work out of mixing complementary colours and funky fabrics.

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Window Treatments: Voiles – Real Homes

Posted July 1, 2016 /

Swap your net curtains for a set of smart, elegant sheers that will softly diffuse the daylight entering your rooms.

While larger, open-plan bathrooms are usually ventilated well enough to keep voiles clean and fresh, in a smaller space, you should look for a lower-maintenance solution with a similar aesthetic. A semi-transparent roller blind will let in plenty of light, while being suitable for humid conditions. Plains are timeless but to add more of a personalised feel, opt for a subtle textured design in a classic print.

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Made-to-measure roller blind in Clara polyester fabric in Snowdrop, Style Studio.

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Vibrant Shades – Real Homes

Posted July 1, 2016 /

Create an optical illusion at your windows with Style Studio’s new collection of Mirage blinds. Zingy, verdant shades are much more usable in interiors than you might think – try them on walls, floors and accessories to create an uplifting mood in any room.

If you don’t want to commit to yellow walls or wallpaper, try using the colour as an accent on blinds, cushions and other soft furnishings.

Otto water-resistant, roller blinds in Turmeric, Style Studio.

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Holiday Inspired Homes

Posted June 30, 2016 /

There’s nothing like a holiday to lift your spirits and where better to draw inspiration to freshen up your interiors than from your favourite destination. No matter the type of holiday you enjoy, beach, countryside or city, we’ve put together a guide on how to make your home feel like you’re on a permanent staycation.

Beach Beautiful

Nautical interiors are always in vogue.  Relaxed and eclectic, seaside style can easily be updated each year with trinkets and accessories from your favourite holiday spot.

Double Stripe: Stripes are the ultimate in coastal chic so we’ve teamed a larger stripe design – our Kimbel Pacific curtains – with the smaller stripe of our Mathers Wedgewood fabric on a Roman blind.… view more.