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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.

See how our designs are made – Flourish & Meadow Flower!

Posted June 20, 2016 /

All our designs in our Style Studio collection start as a painting, print or ink drawing. Each month we will focus on different designs in the collection and show you the story behind the scenes of how the designs evolved.

Two of our favourite designs are Flourish and Meadow Flower and these both started as drawings and watercolour paintings in the studio. We first planned the design by drawing the overall repeating pattern. In the photos you can see that we then painted the different sections separately. We then scanned in each painting to the computer and these were then used to create a pattern repeat on the computer to make it print ready as a finished design.… view more.

Vertical Blinds – A cool choice for Summer

Posted June 6, 2016 /

Sales of vertical blinds are soaring in the UK – and it’s easy to see why they are so popular, particularly in the spring/summer months, as homeowners opt for the flexible shading they provide from sunlight.

Vertical blinds suit all types of room; while extremely popular in conservatories and sun-drenched rooms, they look classic and clutter free in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms alike.

We have launched an exciting new range of vertical blind fabrics for 2016, with new designs, patterns, colours and embossed effects. In fact, with more than 280 fabrics in our new Vertical blind collection, homeowners will be spoilt for choice in terms of design and material.… view more.

In the Bathroom – Period Homes & Interiors

Posted June 4, 2016 /

In the bathroom

Fall in love with colour and pattern to make your bathroom beautiful and glamorous.

Perfect Privacy

A roller blind can be infinitely adjusted to give just the right glimpse of the view.

Period Homes

Casablanca blind, Style Studio.… view more.

Floral blinds inspired by the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Posted May 19, 2016 /

The RHS Chelsea flower Show is a huge event in the British calendar and is fantastic for inspiration in our homes as well as gardens. The beautiful array of floral displays showcase exciting designs and colour combinations that translate perfectly into original and timeless fabrics.

From dainty ditsy prints to fine art designs, florals come in many forms and can complement any style of interior.  Here’s our pick of the bunch.

Hello Yellow

Yellow is the colour of happiness, optimism and sunshine, so it’s a brilliant addition to homes all year round. When creating our collections, we love to take inspiration from the natural world and the tiny buds of the Mimosa flower (sometimes known as Acacia) are represented in an intricate design on this beautiful fabric from our Roman blind and curtain collection. … view more.

Rule Britannia – four ways to bring Brit Chic to your interiors

Posted May 13, 2016 /

We all know that Britain rules in the interior design stakes and at Style Studio we’re proud of our British heritage; many of our blinds are manufactured and retailed exclusively in the UK.

See The Capital from your window (even when the blinds are closed)

Tourists travel for thousands of miles to take in the sights of our illustrious capital and it’s pretty tough to rival the unmistakable panorama of the big smoke’s skyline – so why not introduce the view into your home all year round with our London Cityscape design?

Skyline London Roller Blind

Introduce a statement piece of furniture to your home

Created as part of the BT Artbox project, Benjamin Shine reinvented the classic red telephone box by flipping it on its side, cutting it into a sofa shape, and adding matching red upholstery.… view more.

Perfect Fit – Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Posted May 1, 2016 /

As the average British home gets smaller, we all find ourselves looking for ways to save space without compromising on easy living. Little bedrooms are a tricky proposition as they need to be calm and tranquil while accommodating all of our clothes, shoes and accessories, plus spare bed linen and countless other items that we simply don’t have places for in the rest of the home. Storage is obviously paramount to solving this problem, but this needn’t mean stuffing huge items of furniture into the room – built-in systems that can be customised to suit you are widely available in any style.… view more.

Brights or Neutrals – Your Home

Posted May 1, 2016 /

When decorating the first stumbling block is often whether to go all out with colour and create a vibrant, eye-catching scheme that’s an explosion of colour or whether to stick to a more neutral palette of whites, creams and greys for a more chic and refined look. So we’ve done the hard work for you and have put together our favourite schemes and brilliant buys to help you decide whether to be bold with brights or calm and collected with neutrals.

Change the mood with an inexpensive blind with a subtle use of colour. Sunny yellow tones complement a grey scheme brilliantly and warm the space instantly.… view more.

Spring/Summer interior trends for 2016 – Dark Botanicals

Posted April 27, 2016 /

For the final part of our series of Spring/Summer 2016 interior trend boards, we’re looking at how you can bring a tropical feel to your home.

Exotic, dark and mysterious this trend plays with our ideas of indoors and outdoors bringing tropical, botanical inspiration into your interior. Inspiration is drawn from the forest canopy with large scale fern and palm motifs being used in expressive designs such as Tropics in Verde.

This trend is ideal for those looking to create a feeling of exotic luxury and opulence, designs like Tropics can be used as the statement piece to base your interior around.… view more.