Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Set Visions team
love an innovative photography challenge.
Our Capture team worked alongside one of our long-standing clients who
has a rich design and manufacturing history where colour tones and design is
key for each collection. Our client
pride themselves on the use of colour, with this shoot embodying the raw fibres
and explosion of colour; emulating the dye process.
The final piece is one large installation created by
strategically placing each fibre as though floating through mid-air. The image was successfully used across
multiple media platforms in the UK and was key in their display at Neo Con in
the US. Check out the behind the scenes
sneaky peek video to see the creative process!
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.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Our Capture team is made up of a
creative collection of stylists, photographers and art directors. The team
relish a conceptual challenge, with this recent shoot being no exception.
on a new Lux range of fabrics 'Touch' and 'Vintage' our photography team
created still life shots that play with composition and texture whilst
showcasing the new fabric range. Warn antique mirrors and lush textures were key
to mix the juxtaposition of luxury and antique which in turn represents the
fabric collection. The final imagery will be out in the next month but in the
meantime, these behind the scenes shots will be a tease to the unveiling!
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.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Set Visions creates visual content
that works successfully across various social media platforms, print and
allows our clients to successfully run their marketing campaigns with seamless
supporting print publications.
A long-standing client
challenged us to create a fresh new approach to their brand imagery. They wanted to step away from
their traditional ‘trade’ style brochure and to create images that inspire and
captivate the end consumer instead.
interior designer wanted to include architectural details with a realistic
sized bathroom to bring the traditional pottery suite to life. Homely touches
were added through tactile props, adding to the lifestyle feel without
detracting the focus from the product.
The CGI team
created supporting photorealistic detail shots, pushing the creative feel
through camera and composition. These shots not only cross sell products but
also promote the aspirational lifestyle that can be achieved with this pottery
and interior design scheme.
are perfect for lifestyle brochures, original blog content and will be used as
promotional images on aspirational interiors design sites such as Pinterest and Houzz. For more info and to see our portfolio work for both CGI and Photography
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.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Visual content on
social media is fast becoming a short cut to communicate brand identity, brand
culture and product communication. With
over 700 million active users, Instagram is a fantastic platform to
visually inspire and engage with your target market.
As a visual content agency Set Visions specialise in
lifestyle imagery, perfect for Instagram. Our keen-eyed Photographers and Art Directors
create images which promote your product to engage your potential consumer
emotionally - from our wow designed room sets to our more intimate lifestyle
photography, we have it covered.
Instagram is just one way to cross sell your product using
creative product photography - be it the latest release of kitchen facia or
next seasons’ soft furnishings. The same
visual content works perfectly for brochure, POS and website so your original
content created by Set Visions works even harder for you.
Why not visit Set Visions website or give us a call on 01274 610600 to discuss how our creative
approach to visual imagery can help push your marketing and online profile.
Friday, July 7, 2017
A CGI project offers
both flexibility and consistency to any client. A simple change of wall colour or styling
update can create a fresh new feel to any pre-existing image. Perfect for product comparisons allowing simple,
uncluttered brochure layouts.
We take pride in our R&D department, constantly striving
to create fantastic photorealistic CGI images whilst reducing our production
time to deliver cost effective results to clients. An example of this is we now work exclusively
with CGI bedding and rugs for all bedroom shots.
This enables us to update materials and patterns at a click
of a button without the timely wait for dressing beds and reshoots. Our in-house stylists keep a keen eye on the
details, ensuring our images are perfectly not perfect from a wrinkle in a bed
sheet to a magazine curl.
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
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
product photography of contemporary dog beds featuring the perfect pet? Challenge:
Accepted. Our dog
loving interior stylist was more than happy to design the fresh feeling shots
ensuring all imagery was up to scratch, hitting brand guide lines with a
contemporary stylised set design.
The Capture team made our pooches feel right
at home whilst photographing various sized products plus a tricky a group
shot. The model’s
demands were at a minimum, just a few dog treats and plenty of water did the
If your business needs a photography revamp ‘get on
the dog and bone’ and let our creative expert studio photographers, set
designers and builders envisage your product in a whole new light.