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Style Steal – Rose Quartz and Serenity

Posted March 24, 2016 /

Pantone’s colours of the year are always guaranteed to take the world of interiors by storm and this year, the colour experts surprised everyone by introducing not one, but two hues, designed to work in harmony with one another.

Why not try to introduce this year’s perfect pairing, Rose Quartz and Serenity, into your home.

Calming ‘Serenity’ blue complements the light and tranquil rose quartz pink; both colours are muted enough to use across entire walls as a backdrop, yet sufficiently bright to add colour and appeal when used on accessories such as cushions, throws and of course window blinds.  But the best thing about these colours is how beautifully they work together.… view more.

Go totally tropical this spring – East Anglian Times

Posted March 10, 2016 /

The tropical trend has made a big comeback this year. Amazonian-inspired prints, bright tones and quirky accessories are cropping up – all perfect for adding a nod to the trend in any living space. Whether you choose to introduce jungle prints, woven furniture or the infamous pineapple, you can capture the essence with just a few touches.

From palm leaf prints, to kitsch accessories, there’s no denying that the tropical trend is back and bigger than ever. Find out how you can indulge in the trend and bring a little bit of jungle glam into your home. Petra Vitler for Suffolk Interior Design agrees that the trend has steadily grown in popularity, she said: “Year on year, the trend for tropical interiors grows, gently nudging us out of winter and into spring with an array of eclectic bold colours, patterns and accessories.view more.

Spring into Style

Posted March 8, 2016 /

The lighter nights and longer days are here – so it’s time to throw back the curtains, raise the blinds and let the light in. It’s also an ideal time to update tired looking windows with the latest on trend designs and colours for 2016 and with our new collection of roller blinds, we’re ready for a new season of stylish interiors.

Spring/summer doesn’t have to mean a complete home overhaul, selecting soft furnishings in lighter shades and patterns that reflect the season can totally transform a room without the hassle and mess from painting or wallpapering.… view more.

Smart Ideas for Windows – Ideal Home

Posted March 1, 2016 /

Smart Ideas for Windows

Take down those dusty drapes and give your windows a fresh new look for spring

One of the easiest ways to give a room a new look is to update the window treatment. Whether it’s a colourful sweep of floral fabric that brightens up a wintry room come springtime, or statement-making shutters in an unexpected colour choice, it can make the world of difference to a room. Before you consider materials, set aside the style options and think first about the practicatlities: the size and shape of the windows; how much light and privacy you will need; and how much you can afford to spend.view more.

Window Treatments: Venetian Blinds – Real Homes

Posted March 1, 2016 /

Venetian blinds are a great choice for design flexibility. They look neat at small and large windows, as well as French doors, helping to unite a space and smooth out visual inconsistencies – which also makes them ideal for open-plan areas.

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Hello Yellow – Express

Posted February 28, 2016 /

Freshen up a dove-grey décor for spring with splashes of zesty lemon – and bring the sunshine in.

If you’re looking for a simple yet elegant way to dress your window, take a look at the range of blinds from Eclipse. This gorgeous Hydrangea yellow roller blind is ideal for both kitchens and bathrooms.

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Don’t Be Blinded By The Light – Derby Telegraph

Posted February 20, 2016 /

Don’t be blinded by the light as the days grow longer.

Warm sunshine – and lots of it – is what we all desire after the long, wet winter – not to mention this week’s chilling sub-zero temperatures – but when those golden rays finally arrive we do need a way of controlling them.

Sales of vertical blinds are soaring in the UK – and it’s easy to see why they are so popular, particularly in the spring and summer months, as homeowners opt for the flexible shading they provide from sunlight. Vertical blinds suit all types of rooms. While extremely popular in conservatories and sun-drenched rooms, they look classic and clutter free in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms alike.… view more.

Lovely Lemon Interiors – Wales Online

Posted February 5, 2016 /

Squeeze all the juice out of a yummy yellow interior design in any room to feel warm, sunny and happy.

There’s nothing sharp or bitter about using shades of lemon as an accent colour in an interior design scheme. In fact, the colour of one of the juiciest of citrus fruits will bring zest, zing and a touch of spring to your home.

What can yellow do you for?

Yellow is thought to bring an optimistic air to an interior scheme, producing feelings of optimism.

It’s the colour of the sun (remember; that’s the hot ball of fire in the sky) and therefore is thought to promote happy and warm thoughts.… view more.

Bright & Bold Roman Blinds & Curtains – Design Buy Build

Posted February 1, 2016 /

Style Studio’s new range of curtains and roman blinds are a celebration of pattern and offer a kaleidoscope of colours, which have been hand-picked to deliver the on-trend looks for 2016 and beyond.

From citrus shades to blue hues, the rainbow array of vibrant fabrics will provide a burst of brightness in homes throughout the coming seasons.

Citrus Brights

Citrus shades are a key trend for 2016; zesty tangerine, lime and blood orange accent fabrics will freshen up rooms and quench colour cravings.

Style tip: “Don’t be afraid to mix and match different colours and patterns in citrus shades to brighten a neutral living space, as long as they are the same tones you can’t go far wrong.” Lorna McAleer, Style Studio.… view more.

Window Dressing – Period Living

Posted February 1, 2016 /

Often thought of as finishing touches, window treatments have a big impact on the look and feel of a room, as well as how it functions. When it comes to buying, you are spoilt for choice – from designer drapes to plantation shutters, and Roman blinds to frosted window film. When dressing the windows in a bedroom, make privacy, lighting and temperature control your key considerations, as they will affect the atmosphere in the space. Fabrics, in the form of curtains or Roman blinds, are firm favourites for creating a cosy, traditional feel in a period home.

There are infinite designs to choose from, but when selecting, it is important to consider the amount of natural light in the room receives.… view more.