Thursday, August 1, 2019
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
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.
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an outdated concept we need to focus on productivity rather than the 9 to 5
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, March 14, 2019
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.
Block colour and
FabricsOn 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.
Go soft or dusky pinkStatement 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.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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!
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?
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
Monday, September 17, 2018
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!
Create textureBelow, 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!
Modern classicsWood 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.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
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.
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
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
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
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