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Thursday, June 21, 2018

In-House Style Direction

Our in-house creative team are vital to creating consistent, visually striking imagery. Overseen by our Head of Creative, Nina, this trend led service is included on all our projects - keeping Set Visions and our clients a step ahead of the competition.

Symphony, one of our long standing clients, teamed up with Laura Ashley Kitchens to launch the Hardbury Kitchen range and invited Nina to come along to the launch. Nina’s involvement in the project was instrumental to the style direction, ensuring all concepts fit within Laura Ashley’s brand guidelines. Nina was delighted to present her concept on the trend direction and the tactile finishes used in the project to major retailers at the exclusive preview.

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Continuing to work alongside such an iconic names as Laura Ashley and Symphony is an immense pleasure and we’re incredibly proud of the results. If you’d like to find out more about our Styling Service contact the team on 01274 610600.


Hardbury Laura Ashley Kitchens Set Visions photography

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Trending- Deep Inky Blues

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This year we have been working with blue shades through a range of products and trends, it’s safe to say we know how to take that colour tone in many directions. Opting for a darker shade in a space adds drama and impact, but with the right lighting it can also be made to feel warm and cosy.


Keep it fresh

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Mix and match cabinets is another way to keep the look fresh and not go down the moody hues look. Copper key features such as tap design works with this colour.

Don’t want to darken a room too much? The same effect can be achieved by painting halfway up a wall as in this living room. You can still get the impact whilst keeping it fresh.


Take it moody

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Dark blues work particularly well in classic, panelled interiors such as period properties with grand fireplaces and dramatic, high ceilings. This space can carry colour!

The kitchen (above) has dramatic, dusky blue cupboards which are on-trend this year. We’ve designed several sets for deep blue kitchens so keep an eye out. You can either go deep and moody, or add bold colour to offset the blue.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trending New Nordic Naturals

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This year has seen natural materials coming to the forefront of interior design and homeware design. 
Soft, light bleached woods, with natural wood grain running throughout.
New Nordic Naturals is all about the fresh natural aesthetic within design. 
Wood cladding and feature wall pieces are undoubtedly coming back. There’s also a strong stylised reappearance of wooden cabinets in kitchen design, but with more up to date tones such as the lighter Nordic hues.

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Natural wood can be brought in to a room in various ways. For instance, using tiles and wood flooring as a room base. Mix up the tonal woods with wooden propping and weathered textures for contrast.

Exposed shelving is still hugely on trend, I’m sure you’ve seen ‘shelfie’ posts on social media. Style up your wooden shelving with tonal propping and textures, and include a few plants for a natural green touch.

Feature cladding
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Bathrooms for 2017-18 are certainly getting more attention, often the last place to get a thoughtful makeover. Why not try the light wood tones here? Such as this design using wood tiles to create a feature wall. Perfectly offsetting the white ceramics in the room.

Just go for it! With this kitchen design we went for it with the bleached wood tones. Using it on the floor and walls to create a serene, flowing space. Propping kept muted and stylised with whites and light greys, plus hints of wood which evokes that Scandinavian touch.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Get the look-Black on Black

Think bold and beautiful, dark, moody hues. In the kitchen layer up black herringbone wall tiles with black fixtures and fittings. Mix matt and gloss finishes and a variety of textures for a dramatic dark moody feel. Throw in some metallic finishes to add a touch of luxe.

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How to style up this look.
• Layer black on black to create a dramatic moody feel.
• Use a variety of textures.
• Add luxe with metallic accents.
• Choose black fixtures and fittings.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Trending-Statement feature walls

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Feature walls are back with impact. Moving on from the simple effects of wallpaper and paint, designers are thinking outside the box and using different materials to add colour and texture to create real wow factor in interior spaces.

Tiles are a great way to make a statement and bring character to a room. Typically seen in the bathroom and kitchen, but a tiled chimney breast in a living room or a tiled headboard in a bedroom is a much more adventurous use and adds interest with a dramatic focal point.


Playful patterns

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The splash back tiles on this kitchen wall is a fun way to add colour and pattern. Also, placing vertically instead of horizontally is a refreshing alternative. This design would make even more of a statement if used in a living or dining space.

Combining multiple materials is another way to personalise a wall, or in this case, a floor. The zig zag design works well to divide up the space and zone areas. With open-plan living this would also work on walls to separate and outline the different spaces.

Luxury touch

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A luxurious Grecian them has been achieved in this spacious bathroom with an impactful mosaic which looks like a huge marble sculpture from a distance.

For those with a passion for plants, why not bring the outside into the home with a vertical garden or living wall? Used here in a concrete wet room, it adds a vibrant jungle feel to the space.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Welcome to the styling team Jules

Team Set Visions is made up of a diverse creative bunch. Our interior design team is no exception ensuring all our clients receive the very best ingenious design scheme every time.

This position needs an all-round hero who has a flair for detail, a skilled drill user and someone who can easily absorb and interpret industry design trends. We’d like to welcome Jules to our styling team who will be key to both our photography and CGI departments.

Jules Set Visions Stylist studio photography

Jules, what interior design trends are grabbing your attention?

“I have always had a thing for retro and vintage pieces which I love to combine with current trends to keep it looking modern. Currently I am still loving the botanical trend, as a plant addict I love the feeling of bringing the outside in. I also like the darker moody paint colours that are being seen more and more, as seen in the Teal Tease blog.


How do you keep up with industry changes?

“I have quite a collection of interior design books and magazines, but these do date quite quickly. I find the most up to date source of inspiration is from all the amazing people I follow daily on Instagram. I am also a Pinterest addict! You can find anything and everything on there!”


Lastly what is your favourite set you’ve styled so far?

“It has to be the Wickes paint job. It was great to work on such a lovely brief and three very different sets that were all about being brave and experimenting with paint colour. Right up my street!”

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Get the look-Teal Tease

This look is all about colour and pattern. Mix up turquoises and greens in block sections around your room to create bold colour hotspots with tonal charm. Alcoves are great places to add a different shade in to a room. Accent walls and even painted ceilings are strong this year. Go bold with paint for this seasons Teal Tease trend.

Teal Tease get the look set visions

How to style up this look.

• Black and white patterns and prints.
• Gold hints are key to add contrast and lux.
• Layer up teals and greens through cushions.
• Block paint sections in tonal range.



Friday, March 17, 2017

Trending-Design details

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This past year at the design fairs and home shows we have really noticed design details being key for adding that more personal stylish touch to your room. Bespoke handles, fixtures, fittings through to taps and hinges are all being pushed in texture and tone. From rose golds to brushed golds through to matt black on black.


Mix your materials

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Create a colour palette for your room by pulling together samples of paint colours and tiles to help you visualise how it will all work. Then add the finishing off factors like a brushed gold tap like above. This mixed with patterned tiles is really a statement look that is trending!

Mixing up metals is becoming a hot trend, don’t be scared to mix brushed chrome and brushed golds with your fixtures and fittings. Mixed metals have been a highlight for 2017. Fixtures are coming in different colours and metal effects so check out the full ranges to create new looks.


Matte Black

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The smallest of details from handles to hinges are being made subtle stylish delights now with mixed materials. Here’s the matte black fixtures on a walk in wet room which add that little luxury final touch and attention to the design scheme.

Matte black is still very current and is transcending into the highstreets now with black on blacks becoming more accessible within tap design and fixture/fitting design. Here is a recent matte black tap which adds a second glance look in this modern bathroom.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sophisticated muted metallic mix

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This trending look is all about the muted metallic, mixing in a calm sophisticated way. Last year, strong, bold copper took the high street by storm, but this year we’ll see blush, muted copper mixing with calming golds. This look is all about mixing metallics and harmoniously integrating with the interior design as trend accent.

Mixing metallics as a focal point

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Every room needs a focal point and within the bathroom which has to be the statement bath. Why not get ahead of the rest with a brushed copper or gold bathtub. Offset it with a muted blush pink or grey colour scheme to create a calming look.

Here is an example of the overall trend, with blush pinks and light grey walls adding a softer approach to golds and copper propping. Here mixing metallics in a subtle way can be seen with the tile choice complementing the metallic propping.


Metallic accent in the home

Copper splashback chrome curtain poles

Within kitchens it’s not just the accessories which hint metallics. The big trend coming through uses metallic splashbacks which we will see more of in 2017. It’s a bold look we’ve seen in bespoke kitchens, but look out for some new year contenders who are getting in on the action with more affordable versions!

If large statement metallics are too much for your sense of style why not try simple accessories of the mixed muted metallic trend? A subtle way to add metallics to your home is by adding metals to parts of the room always left until last for decorating, such as curtain poles. See how these muted metals work together in complementary tones, work these across the home.



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Vlog-Muted Pastel Hues

Hi Joel Young here, the CGI Stylist at Set Vision and welcome to our next VLog entry!

This month I’ve been looking at muted pastel hues which are set to be seen in different trends across the world of interior design for 2017, including the Terracotta and Desert Escape trends. These muted pastel hues are great because they have a natural base which allows them to work as a collective or as a basis with a diverse pop colour.

Why not grab a brew and a biscuit, sit back and relax and enjoy our latest VLog!

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