Thursday, June 21, 2018
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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
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
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
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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.
Natural wood 'shelfies'
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
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
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.
How to style up this
• 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
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.
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.
A luxurious Grecian them has been achieved in this spacious
bathroom with an impactful mosaic which looks like a huge marble sculpture from
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
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, 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
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!”
Keep an eye out for Jules’s interior trend tips and tricks by
joining our exclusive monthly mailing list.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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
How to style up this
• 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
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
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.
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
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
metallics as a focal point
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.
accent in the home
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
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hi Joel Young here, the CGI Stylist at Set Vision and welcome to our next VLog entry!
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!