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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.

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.