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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.


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Friday, January 19, 2018

Get the look-Vintage Country Bathroom

For this classic look we mixed vintage style printed tiles with an indulgent slipper roll tap bath. Try accessorising with delicate wild flowers and rustic woods to add texture and colour.

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How to style up this look.

• Decorate with a palette of soft greys and country pastels.
• Choose tiles with a charming bold vintage pattern.
• Antique taps for the basin and bath complete the look.

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, April 4, 2017

Trend lead concept renders

These photorealistic CGI kitchen renders utilize the latest interior design trends for 2017. The collaboration with a national DIY chain communicate the store’s core message whilst inspiring interior designers and design consultants.

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Our Head of Creative consulted on the trend analysis creating Pinterest worthy images that have longevity and commercial appeal. Our extensive product knowledge combines materials, style and innovative design layouts. The series of shots have dramatically increased Wickes’ Pinterest profile, opening up a new audience and potential new sales.

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From sophisticated muted greys with sleek key designer props to blush pink, mixed metallics to a clean industrial look-we've got it covered. Trend predictions is just one of the in-house services we offer at Set Visions. Visit pix.setvisions.co.uk for more info.

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!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trend Alert-Mixed Materials in the Kitchen

We've been championing the Mixed Materials Trend during 2016 in a lot of our Kitchen images and we believe this trend will only grow in strength during 2017. By bringing natural materials into our home we add a connection to a lifestyle that celebrates and embraces nature and its unique imperfections. Below are some of our favourite examples.

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The Stone Blue facia utilises the latest technology in surface design. The textured surface of the wood grain effect makes it a great solid wood replica with all the benefits of a laminate. This has been layered with tonal marble and cool greys for an elegant and refined look.

By using the textured Walnut facia in the industrial style kitchen, warmth has been added to the palette. The tactile mix of textured Walnut, embossed tin wall tiles with textured slate lends personality to the clutter free kitchen.

Exposing and unifying the look
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The skylight in the Oak Shaker kitchen is divided by textured wooden beams and exposed sandstone, creating contrasts with the slick finish of the painted plaster. What we choose to expose and hide creates an interesting commentary for any contemporary kitchen.

Mixing materials doesn’t always require contrasting textures. The matt doors, matt walls and semi-matt floor tiles combine the same texture but still allow to stand out in the kitchen. The use of one grey hue ties the look together.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The green scene VLOG

Welcome to our first Trend VLOG! Our lovely Head Photographic Stylist Nina chats through all things green, which is one of the big colour contenders over the last few seasons, from vibrant flashes to deep and moody hues.
Over the past year greens have been interpreted through the Botanical and Tropical Jungle trends, which have strongly rooted their way across interior and homeware design, fusing from contemporary to classic styling.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

100% Set Visions

The Set Visions team visited 100% Design at the inspirational Olympia Exhibition Centre. It is the UK’s largest and longest running trade event for designers and architects; showcasing the latest trends, technologies and innovations in Kitchen & Bathrooms, Workplaces, Interiors and Design & Build.

The Kaleidoscope exhibition space is dedicated to past and future design partnerships and reflects the myriad of collaborators that 100% attracts every year. The enlightening experience will now assist our room set designs for the coming months to ensure we too are 100% on trend.

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