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Friday, August 17, 2018

Get the Look-Calm Modern Classic

This look is all about creating a calm space with a modern take on a classic styling. Mix up that classic style by updating furniture to modern mango woods. Soft and tonal blues are still very much on trend. Hints of denim tones in fabrics with chalky blues on cushions are ways to pull a winning array together - layer them up for a relaxing luxurious feel. We’re seeing a resurgence in pattern wallpaper and wallcoverings, in a calm colour tones.

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How to style up this look

• Large print pattern brings drama of a period feature.
• Soft light blues and whites.
• Modern mango woods classic shaped furniture.
• Bleached wood chandelier on trend.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Commercial Bathroom Photography

Capture, our photography team, are experts at producing beautifully crafted room set photography. With an in-house creative team directing each shoot, a fantastic project management system in place and over 135 combined years’ experience in the photography industry we produce visually inspiring content for print, social media and video.

A recent project saw our trend driven stylist work alongside one of our established clients Cavalier . The Industrial Sleek trend combines iconic industrial influences with a high-end finish. The tactile and textured theme is easily captured by the studio team. The crisp lighting combined with softer texture details is something that CGI can struggle to recreate. CGI has many offerings, but studio photography is still leading in the industry.

industrial trend bathroom photography

Cameo bathroom furniture studio

Charlotte, our photography studio manager works with our clients to deliver bespoke images or can work to produce more budget friendly options. Once a budget is signed off the team produce mood boards with a detailed sketch so our clients can really visualise their concepts before production starts. Our experienced set builders expertly craft room sets adding key architectural elements to set the location be it a city centre en-suite or a boutique country bathroom.

duck egg bathroom country design

cost effective studio photography

Gone are the days of stock photography, the team have invested in the latest digital cameras and software to get the best results ensuring all our projects are at print and video quality.

For more information on our commercial photography studio and our competitive pricing get in contact with Charlotte on 01274 610600.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The science of location photography

A fantastic challenge came to the Capture team recently, a conceptual location shoot on a World Heritage site. The collaborative project with Ledvance saw their new product range Osram Smart+ in action at Sir Isaac Newton’s home, birthplace of his Theory of Light.

The PR campaign is designed to pay homage to the famous moment the prism split sunlight into the seven colours, a principle we use every day at Set Visions.

concept photography location

Isacca newton light theory

Capture, our photography team, had several technical challenges to consider whilst on location. The team needed to rig up the installation without damaging the historic site, fully plan the technical logistics and plan the art directed shots all without a site visit! With a limited window of shoot time the team worked with the client on site to deliver the remarkable images, even having time to light and photograph the infamous apple tree just using Ledvance products!

newton 1906 living room location photography

tree isaac newton gravity photography

This collective project has been featured in print and received national attention. This is a great example of our creative team’s ability to conceive original visual content for your marketing, from print to Pinterest.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Trending-Earthy Terracotta Tones And Textures

Last year we predicted terracotta tones would strongly be featured in mainstream interior design and commercial photography. This trend is undeniably strengthening with the rich, earthy tones and textures displayed in to our imagery.

One of our favourite designs is this kitchen where we created a feature wall from a 12mm zenith worktop - accessorised with rustic terracotta propping for a tonal look.

Terracotta textured kitchen zenith


Trending textures

It’s essential to mix textures for this trend. Think about using ionised finishes and rusty tones, mixed with sleek shiny textures and tactile matt fabrics. Key props pull this style together for a high end design look. By using copper and textured surfaces conveys a rustic aspect to the trend. We combined a water proof copper wall panel with complimentary earthy greens and contrasting sharp gold propping for a lux feel.

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Colour palette is key

For this look we wanted a retro touch in a modern setting. Creating a wall mural was a great way to invigorate the set and deliver the on-trend colours featured in the earthy tone colour palate. For this look we wanted a retro touch in a modern setting. Creating a wall mural was a great way to invigorate the set and deliver the on-trend colours featured in the earthy tone colour palate.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Bespoke Kitchen Photography

Capture is our Photography team, B2B specialists in the Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom industries and still going strong after 25 years. Our commercial space is specifically geared up for large room set builds which are perfect for bespoke kitchens, trend-based Pinterest content and promotional video.

A recent project saw Symphony and Laura Ashley Kitchens commission a set of images for their upcoming product release. Historically a CGI client, they wanted to use traditional photography to re-capture the realism that is sometimes lost in CGI. Although CGI is fantastic for architectural visualisations, traditional photography effortlessly captures mood, organic feeling and the tactile homely touch for which the iconic brand is famous.

bespoke kitchen roomset photography

commercial kitchen photography

The Capture team were instrumental in the photographic approach to the project. Our team explicitly directed these images to have beautiful natural lighting - eliminating the logistical hassle and cost of a location shoot.

Nina, Our Head of Creative, worked meticulously with Laura Ashley to deliver creative concepts and art direction that fit within Laura Ashley’s brand guidelines. All our creative team work exclusively in-house, meaning each client benefits from the personal touch be it from our enthusiastic set builders, talented stylists or professional photographers.

Commercial studio kitchen set visions

kitchen internal storage

In addition to free on-site parking we have secure storage, your product will be safe with us. The Set Visions studio is easily accessed from the M606 motorway and has great train links with the nearest station less than a mile away. Get in touch with Charlotte, our Studio Manager on 01274 610600 to discuss how we can provide you with beautiful bespoke photography.


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.

Laura Ashely Symphony Nina trend


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.


Hardbury Laura Ashley Kitchens Set Visions photography


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Get The Look-Bringing The Inside Out

For some perfect alfresco inspiration, simply take the inside out! Whatever the size be creative and make the most of your space by creating an outdoor living area with comfy seating, rugs and cushions. By adding cosy lighting and layers of warm blankets you can enjoy being outside late into those summer evenings.

coastal garden inspiration set visions

How to style up this look.

• Simple colour palette with mixed fabrics.
• Add classic nautical touches.
• Dine alfresco and enjoy!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Video Producer Required

We are one of the leading CGI and photography suppliers to many of the UK’s largest home decor retailers and manufacturers. We’re now looking to further expand our services of video and CG animations within the Motion department.

Video Producer required set visions team

We are looking for a self motivated Video Producer - New Department Lead, ideally with some sales experience with the passion and creativity required to take this fledgling department from strength to strength. You’ll be coming in at the start as they invest in this department, we are looking for someone who has the energy, enthusiasm and experience to be the driving force of the department – utilising the animation, videographers and post production expertise we already have in-house.

Key responsibilities of the Video Producer - New Department Lead

- Taking client’s brief from creative concept through to final edit.
- Managing in house creative and production teams, out sourcing when required.
- Managing deadlines and budgets for projects.
- Working with their sales and marketing staff to produce new sales leads
- Client facing presentations and quotations.
- Producing video packages using production techniques, including but not limited to filming in studios, studio set up, studio lighting, autocue operation, writing succinct, factually accurate voice over and editing as well as sourcing other material.
- Seeing content through to publication, Editing and self-publishing where required.
- Responsible for thinking through and around editorial problems, developing realistic alternative strategies and approaches.

The ideal Video Producer - New Department Lead must have

- Experience in the use of a variety of production equipment.
- Quick to understand a brief and provide creative input.
- Experience working on multiple projects at the same time.
- Experience of working to tight deadlines.
- Self-motivated and able to engage well in a team.
- Sales experience would be an advantage.

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as their Video Producer - New Department Lead then please send your CV to info@setvisions.co.uk with any relevant online portfolio links.

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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Engaging Product Photography

Product photography should attract and engage your customer. Our Capture team are experts in creating bespoke creative imagery that showcases your product in a dynamic light. The humble table top cut out is no longer enough in this instant visual age. Photography needs to be clear, impactful and communicate the key message of your brand.

table top photography product creative set visions

Our in-house studio photography team consult with our clients to discuss art direction and key selling points that differentiate their products and the intended use of the images. By understanding our client’s brand identity, we can create shots that lift the profile of your product.

Our portfolio ranges from delicious food photography, commercial fabrics and beauty products. Chat with our team of stylists and in-house photographers to see how the Capture team can help elevate your images above your competitors on 01274 610600.

branding product table top studio photography

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Robin Mills
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
BD10 9TE

Tel: 01274 610 600
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