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Tapping ‘Intu’ the Latest Window Trends – Design Buy Build

Posted March 26, 2019 /

Made to measure window blinds brand Style Studio is seeing a huge rise in demand for its INTU window blinds. Growth in sales of these blinds, that fit straight into the window frame eliminating the need to drill, reflects trends in the window and glass door market: notably the consumer shift to UPVC and metal frames, clean lines and larger glass expanses.

“Glazing trends have a huge impact on the types of blinds that become popular and INTU blinds are ticking all the boxes when it comes to dressing modern windows”, says Style Studio’s interiors expert Lorna McAleer.

“Sleek, contemporary glazing styles as well as black and grey frames are hugely popular (even in period properties), which is promoting a desire for window dressings that complement window frames rather than covering them up.… view more.

Freshen Up Homes with ‘Neo Mint’

Posted March 20, 2019 /

According to trend forecasters WGSN, the coolest colour of 2020 will be NEO MINT. It’s a bright and futuristic shade that’s set to bring a breath of fresh air to tired interiors.

For anyone looking to get ahead of the NEO MINT trend, here are some NEO MINT window blinds to incorporate this cool, refreshing hue into homes.

Our interiors expert Lorna McAleer says:

“Cool greens matching WGSN’s Neo Mint are available as Venetian blinds, Roman blinds, Roller blinds and Pleated blinds within our collections – and they all look fresh and fabulous.”

“Neo Mint feels effortlessly cool in the kitchen.… view more.

Win a Mother’s Day Bouquet

Posted March 14, 2019 /

We know mums are brilliant, that’s why there’s a whole day dedicated to showing just how much we appreciate them. And what better gift than a bouquet of flowers to show mum just how much you love her?… view more.

Step into Spring 2019 with our top trends

Posted March 6, 2019 /

Style Studio’s Spring/Summer 2019 Lookbook is here, explore the new season trends and let your imagination run wild!

With tips, ideas and inspiration – updating your interiors for 2019 has never been easier.

Back to Botanicals

Flowers in full bloom are celebrated for their colour, form and texture, with all-over designs a prominent trend for Spring/Summer 2019. Dark backgrounds continue to inspire with bright, bold floral patterns in the foreground accentuating vibrancy.

Vivacious touches of coral, yellow, heather and rich blues offer a balanced blend of natural and saturated tones. Be bold, be bright, be beautiful!
Style Studio’s Zinnia Blackout Black is the showstopper, with its dark background and contrasting coloured foreground, what’s not to love!… view more.

See Pastels POP at London Fashion Week

Posted February 20, 2019 /

Bang in the middle of the most prestigious bi-annual 4 weeks in the fashion calendar is London Fashion Week.

Showcasing over 250 designers to a global audience AW19/20 has already made its mark on fast fashion retail giants, those fashion conscious consumers, and of course, the forward thinking social media influencers ready and waiting with their endless array of stylish posts.

Looking at the designers who’ve been parading the catwalk this week, bursts of micro trends have made an appearance. However, a prominent trend which has suddenly exploded through the likes of Bora Aksu, Mark Fast, Roksanda and Molly Goddard is…pastels.… view more.

Innovative Ways to Save Money on your Energy Bills this Winter – The Metro

Posted February 18, 2019 /

As featured in The Metro 13/2/2019

In a normal home that has not been insulated, 40% of heat is lost through the windows and doors, around 35% is lost through the walls and 25% through the roof.

Energy bills are one of the biggest outlays we have each month – but there are ways you can drastically cut yours, simply by better insulating your home.

Insulating Blinds

The new wave of blinds is a gamechanger when it comes to insulation. The white wooden slat blind has been the window covering of choice for years now – just look along your street for proof – but not only do wooden blinds not block out all light, they do nothing to keep the house warm.… view more.

Your Windows Update – The Daily Express

Posted February 18, 2019 /

As featured in The Daily Express – 13/2/2019

Japanese designs are tipped to be big this year thanks to growing anticipation surrounding the 2020 Olympics and this year’s Rugby World Cup, which will both take place in the country. The Scandi-style look is expected to give way to pared-back Japanese interiors and as both are similarly simple it shouldn’t be too much of a leap for those who don’t like fussy designs.

If you prefer blinds or shutters make sure they have insulating qualities. Style Studio’s Hive blinds have a cellular pleated structure to prevent heat loss and its insulating Venetian blinds feature a Thermostop coating.… view more.

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.