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Cosy Corners – Cambridge Edition

Posted February 18, 2019 /

As featured in the Cambridge Edition 1/2/2019

Lorna McAleer, interiors expert at window blinds brand, Style Studio, reveals that the latest lifestyle concept to permeate the world of interior design is all about ‘slow living’. It is a trend that will see homemakers curating spaces where they can relax and enjoy living in the moment.

“Comfort is a key factor within this trend – allowing homeowners to enjoy being lazy without feeling guilty about it,” she says. “Clutter-free rooms, reading nooks and cosy, tech-free spaces offer an escape for people to find sanctuary within their homes. Calming colourways, including warm neutrals, blues that inspire serenity and concentration and easy-to-live pastels feature heavily.… view more.

Four Interior Trends to watch out for in 2019

Posted February 6, 2019 /

Years of preparation and research go into curating our window blind collections. And ensuring that each new collection encompasses the latest interior trends is a guiding principle when we select our fabrics. Not only does this mean we’ve always got one eye on what’s the ‘next big thing’ within interiors – it also means you’re certain to find stunning, on-trend fabrics when you visit our website or stockists nationwide.

So, what are the home décor trends that will dominate this year? With florals aplenty (all year round), eco-living, and oriental influences all featuring heavily, 2019 is set to be an exciting year when it comes to decorating our homes.… view more.

From Ocean Plastic to Fabric: Sea-Tex

Posted January 22, 2019 /

We’re surrounded by plastic. Just think about every piece we touch in a single day: shopping bags, food containers, straws, water bottles – the list is endless. We depend on plastic, but this comes at a steep price.

Have you heard of plastic pollution?

It’s a growing and worrying problem. In the first decade of this century, we produced more plastic than all the plastic ever produced in history up to the year 2000. And unfortunately, every year, millions of tons of that mass produced plastic ends up in the world’s oceans. In fact, it is estimated that we have six times more plastic than plankton in our oceans!… view more.

Living Coral – ‘Get the Look’

Posted January 11, 2019 /

Pantone has announced its must-have hue for 2019, a stunning shade of coral described as “buoyant, vibrant and effervescent”. Trends experts at the colour institute chose Living Coral as an antidote to unstable global politics and to highlight endangered coral reefs.… view more.

The Future is Here – Powershade Smart Controller

Posted December 12, 2018 /

We live in a technology fuelled world where the popularity of gizmos & gadgets is growing at an unprecedented rate, particularly in our homes, where we are consciously or perhaps sub consciously constructing our very own “Smart Home”.

Robotic vacuum cleaners, video ring doorbells, smart bulbs, smart TV’s, smart remote controls and even smart locks are developed, all with the purpose of making home life easier.

At Style Studio, we thought we’d add something else to that list…say hello to Powershade Smart Controller, a must-have for your home!

Powershade is the name of Style Studio’s motorised blind system – compatible with Roller, Roman and Mirage blinds.… view more.

Winter 2018 Colour Trends

Posted December 4, 2018 /

When the temperatures drop and the cosy nights draw in, as consumers it’s necessary to make a winter wardrobe change, so why not consider changing up interiors to similarly mirror the seasonal transition?

At Style Studio our top trend analysts have been hard at work finding those perfect colours, patterns and textures to get your home winter ready!

And if you find a fabric you NEED to have, don’t panic! You can order your free samples through Style Studio’s SampleRoom service, delivered to any address of your choice!

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Trends expert Lorna McAleer says “Metallics are almost as versatile as your favourite neutrals, with brass, copper and gold adding warmth to a room, while silver and nickel offer a cool vibe!… view more.

Four Key Looks from Our NEW Roman Blinds & Curtain Collection

Posted November 19, 2018 /

It’s been months in the making, with huge amounts of planning and research going into expertly curating a collection with all the latest styles and on-trend fabrics for homes. The new Style Studio Roman Blind & Curtain Collection has just landed and it’s our most extravagant yet!

With over 320 fabrics comprised of striking plains and eye-catching patterns, there is something to suit all tastes and styles of property. Even better, each fabric has been chosen to either stand alone or co-ordinate with others within the collection giving even more options for styling windows.

“We’re real advocates of double dressing windows,” explains Lorna McAleer, Style Studio’s resident interiors expert.… view more.

Winter Styling – Roman & Curtain

Posted November 8, 2018 /

One of the best things about Winter is getting home, escaping the plummeting temperatures and cosying up inside! But are your interiors as cosy as you’d like them to be?

Style Studio is here to help you transform your home into a beautiful winter retreat this season!

Roman Blinds & Curtains are always a fan favourite at this time of year, particularly due to their warm properties. Doubling up on dressings not only retains heat but also – if done correctly – can be the stylish window statement you didn’t know you were missing!

Be a superstar stylist in your home with Glamour, a rich velvety style curtain fabric, giving your home a feeling of grandeur.… view more.

What Award Winning Bloggers Say About DesignSpace

Posted October 24, 2018 /

As interior design planning tools go, we think our new and improved interactive online app DesignSpace is a brilliant way to start planning what type of window blinds to put in your room, letting you try before you buy!

It allows you to design your perfect window blind from Style Studio, showing a variety of window blinds in rooms of your choice, with different lighting effects and interior styles. It’s a real time saver for deciding which blinds to buy.

But don’t just take our word for it! Two award-winning interiors bloggers have reviewed DesignSpace for us, and here’s what they think…

Apartment Number 4 – Using the New DesignSpace Tool

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Positive mindset promoter and interior stylist, Victoria is the creative mind behind award winning interiors blog Apartment Number 4 – an online destination that inspires people to ‘create a warm, inviting and stylish place to live’ but without breaking the bank.… view more.