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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.”… 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.

Inspiration: Citrus Brights – Style Arch

Posted January 8, 2016 /

Citrus shades are a key trend for 2016; zesty tangerine, lime and blood orange accent fabrics will freshen up rooms and quench colour cravings. I am a big fan and clearly ahead of the game – my old house had a bright orange feature wall up the stairs! I am really into light, bright rooms with colour pops and citrus lends itself well to this look…

I read a great style tip from Lorna McAleer from Style Studio: “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.”… view more.

Hot Interiors – Daily Mail

Posted January 8, 2016 /

Trend: Words and typography

Lorna McAleer brand manager of fabric and blind supplier Style Studio;

“Bring words as well as patterns into the home – on walls, on blinds and with typographical wall art.

Typography could be a single oversized letter, or a serious of themed words printed direct to blinds, curtains and other home accessories.

Including photography and phrases, creating greater personalisation.”

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Create a Contemporary Look: Mix & Match Textures – Homemaker Magazine

Posted January 3, 2016 /

One hot new trend for 2016 is mixing industrial elements with soft, natural materials. The theory behind it is that these contrasting textures and surfaces work in harmony together as they enhance the essential character of each other.

The secret to achieving style success with this trend is about combining rough and smooth, man-made and natural. Key materials are concrete, marble, timber, leather and metallic elements. So embrace spaces with exposed walls, stone floors, and steel window frames. However, to some, a full-on industrial space really is too much, but you can still bring hints of the industrial ‘factory floor’ style by using old wooden pallets and storage boxes as furniture.… view more.

Roller & Roman Blinds – Real Homes

Posted January 1, 2016 /

Roller blinds are a good option when you want to minimise the amount of light lost, want a very clean finish, or want to cut out the light or protect furniture. Blackout roller blinds can be used behind existing curtains if you need the room to be darker. Decorative fabrics, such as velvet, or details, such as crewelwork or embroidery, can’t withstand the laminating process, so you can add extra decoration elsewhere.

Roman blinds are suited to the majority of fabrics and can fit inside or outside the window recess. When they’re down, they should sit flat with no discernible stitching to the face of the fabric to ensure a smart finish.… view more.

Choosing the right curtain headings for your home

Posted September 18, 2015 /

Different curtain headings give different effects, so if you’re planning on buying or making new curtains find out which heading works best.

Beautiful curtains can instantly transform a room from drab to fab. A simple way to add drama and interest to any space, a great set of drapes will give a room a finished, polished look. But it’s not just about the fabric. Different curtain headings give different effects and work better with some materials than others, so start by considering which one best suits your room.


Pencil pleats

Pencil pleats are the traditional standard heading for curtains and suit all types of track and pole and most fabrics, patterned and plain.… view more.