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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Clerkenwell Insights

Clerkenwell Design Week is an award-winning innovative design festival held over three days attracting the cream of the design industry. Nina, our head of Styling, made her annual trip to research and absorb key design insights and developments for the creative community.

Design consultation is included in our project costs, passing on our industry knowledge to your photography so your bespoke content is on trend and hits the right brochure and marketing platforms. We also produce commissioned Trend Reports for our clients that forecast across imagery, video and social media trends. This will put you ahead of your competitors and strengthen visual guidelines.

Here’s the rundown of Nina’s legwork visiting exhibitions, specialist installations and show rooms whilst catching up with some of our clients.

Interior Design trends Clerkenwell

Conscious Materials

With the trend for wellbeing growing in strength the emotive topic is well established with the design world. Environmentally conscious design encourages designers and consumers to take responsibility with recycled materials such as Terrazzo or vegan material alternatives or even low emission products. This is a subject matter is very close to our stylists’ hearts and championed at HQ.


Mindful Office

Again, this is a topic our Stylists directly influence at HQ - a happy employee is a productive employee! By refining a space, bringing in foliage and an inspirational décor our team are more focused in our creative meeting spaces. With the traditional office structure becoming an outdated concept we need to focus on productivity rather than the 9 to 5 grind.


Bright Pastels

Pastels have a subconscious calming affect with soft earthy tones having a touch of spring and rejuvenation. The positive colour palette was highlighted on all surfaces from wall murals, Terrazzo worktops and fabric prints at Clerkenwell.

For more details contact the studio for an informal discussion to see how our in-house service can benefit your imagery.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Trending-Terrazzo Tactile Tones

Last year we saw this trend coming… and for our clients who have a stylish, trend led eye we’ve been able to feature elements of Terrazzo textures and replicate the playful tones with shades through wall colours, props and surfaces.

Our favourite terrazzo sample at the office inspired our own Creative Meeting Room and influenced one of our latest photography shots. We used the soft and playful mixed hues for a fresh and distinctive set design, mixing greens and pinks.

Terrazzo trend interior design

Solid Surfaces

Here the custom table features a more muted terrazzo which is made from recycled materials. This is another draw to using the sustainable surface, a key value to the Set Visions design team.

There’s plenty of amazing terrazzo worktops and in recent design shows we’ve seen some stunning kitchens showing off with it. Here we used a matt pastel kitchen fascia for that cool contemporary look.

Photography terrazzo surface


Fabrics and colour palette

We have seen plenty coming through in the last year with terrazzo pattern prints on fabric now. Here we upholstered a foot stool with the print.

When working with the terrazzo of choice it’s a good idea to try paint samples and fabric samples out against the texture to see how the colours work as a group. Here we demonstrated balance and tone though texture and composition.

terrazzo texture interior design

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Trending-From Dusk to Pink

Long gone the days of pink for girls and blue for boys, shades of dusk pink are hotter than ever, seen in both commercial and residential interiors everywhere. It’s a versatile tone to compliment other colours beautifully making it a great colour to work with.

We’ve collated some of our latest work where shades of dusk pink have brought the interiors to life.

Photography office interior design

Block colour and Fabrics

On this conceptual product shot we used flashes of dusk pink alongside coral to really make the free-standing baths stand out. Not only does the colour make this shot look great it also gives inspiration to the consumer for their own bathroom colour palette.

Dull office spaces no more. Shades of grey, pink and mauve give this work space a contemporary edge. These colours compliment the soft edges and fabrics used making the space inviting yet maintaining a professional feel.
Product photography editorial

Go soft or dusky pink

Statement moody dusk pink tiles are the key design feature in this hotel suite turning a simple dividing wall into a design feature. As well as having aesthetic properties this design also gives an identity to the hotel making it unique.

With the Scandi trend still going strong seeing dusk pink sits hand in hand with this trend both creating a soft, calming environment. White painted walls, light oak flooring and furniture, hints of grey all finished off by subtle tones of the soft pink elements.
Dusky pink interior design CG

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Trending-2019 the year of Colour Crush

Will this be the year you ditch the grey daze you are in? Finally inject some colour and pattern in to your home? Freshen up for the springtime ahead with some of our top colour injections and inspirations for every room in your home.

With fabric and paint choices, to colour blocking patterns on walls, have a little fun with these muted pastel hues, then contrast with a little zingy number!

Fabric colour selection set visions


Playful and family friendly

Colour pop perfection with soft furnishings as the central colour injection. Try using bold solid shades on soft furnishings, not only with your sofas and chairs but why not try more colour with your blinds or curtains?

We want to see more playful tones in the home in unsuspecting places. Kitchens tend to be play it safe spaces, but why not paint your kitchen walls in fun family friendly shades to add a little character?

Colour blocking family fun design Set Visions


Go bold or be tonal

Bathroom designs became mundane and generic over the last year. However, we have seen a strong Memphis design resurgence with bold pattern walls and prints coming back through across design fields.

Try a tonal selection of colours if the thought of bold colour pops is too much. Try working lighter and darker shades together with subtle more sleek colour contrasts such as this pink sofa. Pattern also adds that little extra umph on the blinds!

Set Visions Memphis colour block tropical


Monday, September 17, 2018

Trending-Feature walls in the kitchen

Feature walls are back. Gone are the days of eye watering wall paper as 2018 sees textures making a key design statement, especially in the kitchen. The technical development of materials means marbles are more cost effective and laminates are more durable to extend the variety of offerings in the market. Our advice: expand your comfort zone, be experimental and be unique!

wood feature wall spalshback kitchen

Create texture

Below, we used the contrasting marble worktop as an extended splash back which returns giving a high-level shelf. This creates a strong seamless look allowing the natural marbling to be the design statement.

What’s your brickwork like? Sometimes the best design pieces are the ones you already have. Here we used exposed brick accompanied by contemporary textured wall paper. Create contrast!

textured splashback kitchen brick marble

Modern classics

Wood panelling has consistently stood the test of time when it comes to kitchen wall finishes. Here, tongue and groove panelling painted a rich, deep blue compliments the kitchen, yet still stands out as a feature wall.

If budget is a constraint or perhaps you want something a little more subtle, tiles are a tremendous way to create a feature wall. For a contemporary touch have a play with the layout. Here we ran the tiles up to the wall cabinetry in a 45 degree herringbone pattern.

white chevron tile splashback panelling kitchen

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Get the Look-Tropical home office

Revitalise your home office with a fresh, tropical atmosphere this spring. Balance a strong design
identity with a focused working environment by mixing a tropical feature wallpaper, monochrome
accessories and cool grey walls.

Tropical trend home office set visions

How to style up this look.

• Hints of black and white patterns.
• Tropical plants and succulents.
• Light wood and black office accessories.
• Darker, muted wood floor.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Trending-Go BOLD or go home

pantone colour blocking product photography

This month it’s all about colour. Our creatives have kept the trend innovative and fresh using bold shapes and balancing key block colours for this sculptural look. Our team have pushed the boundaries with this trend through set design and home inspirations.

Block colour in your homecolour blocking home decor

Break up large spaces with colour blocking. The graphic shapes contrasts against the delicate design of this furniture.

Why not use a key piece of furniture to create the colour block? The mid-century style works perfectly in this fun living room.


Contrast colour and texturecontrasting colours block shape interior design

Don’t be afraid to mix contrasting colours and shapes. The pink statement chair radiates against the vibrant blue wall.

This inspirational colour palette illustrates how colour can bring new life to old objects, mixing industrial shapes with textile surface designs.

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