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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sneak Peek - Botanicals in the home

Our in-house stylist team analyse and interpret global trends translating them into everyday, achievable styles. A recent studio project with one of our long-standing clients saw us use the botanical trend to give their product a fresh, modern look.

The client’s release of their new tile range had to reflect their ethos of a contemporary product that works within the home. We designed a space that could lend itself to changing with trends, with a modern kitchen and tile choice in tones that can easily adapt to several styles within the home.

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Plants are very on trend right now with botanicals, jungle prints and the statement cacti popping up all over. The team added a little jungle vibe with linens and crockery, then brought fresh green colours through with other displayed pieces. Finally, adding the succulents and ferns for that extra botanical touch.

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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

blue and white shaker kitchen living room wall painted

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.



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Cost Saving Photography

Set Visions photography department offers creative stylish imagery to fit any budget. A great cost saving service the team offers is the use of our large pre-built set. The semi permanent set up enables our clients to make the most of a spacious set design without the cost of a bespoke build, allowing products to be photographed at speed and within budget.

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The Capture team can seamlessly create distinctive looks within current design trends. This is where our in-house interior stylists really come in to their own. With a few clever wall changes and a lick of paint the team can change a look in minimal time ensuring costs and timings are kept to a minimum.

The pre-build set is cleverly designed to be adapted for any interior use, from a living room to bedroom, even a bathroom. Contact Set Visions to see how we can provide cost sensitive solutions for your products 01274 610600.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Testing the Dark Side of Photography

A recent test shot created by our photography team is a perfect Halloween treat! With deep hues and lux materials our team have captured the dramatic with a sophisticated twist. Lighting is key in this shot, directing the atmosphere and depth to the image. Whilst our stylist has worked with the modern inky trend combining sculptural shapes, with soft textures and hard contemporary finishes.

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The dramatic balance in this test shot is a great example of our in-house photography and styling teams working together to create a beautifully crafted image. Visit our Instagram page to see more test work and portfolio sneak peaks.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Freelance Photographic Retoucher

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Our CGI department has an exciting opportunity for a Freelance Photographic Retoucher to join our team based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Set Visions is one of the county’s leading photorealistic CGI studios. Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire we supply brochure images for some of the country’s leading retailers and manufacturers. As an exciting, busy creative studio, we are seeking an experienced Photographic Retoucher.

You will be joining a passionate and creative team of Stylists, Photographers and CGI artists that create and deliver wonderful high end commercial images and state of the art visualisers. This is an amazing opportunity for an individual to contribute to exciting works and develop professionally.


The ideal Freelance Photographic Retoucher must have

- Industry experience with portfolio, to include before and after retouched images

- Strong knowledge of colour management and colour matching

- Creative re-touching

- PC literate

- Knowledge of CGI (not essential)

- Photographic eye/photography experience

- Strong communication skills

- High attention to detail

- Able and happy to follow direction and existing workflow working to time scales

The successful Freelance Photographic Retoucher will have a passionate interest in photography and all types imagery in general, with a driving desire to strengthen Set Visions’ high quality and high output. You'll have a strong portfolio demonstrating creative, high-end photo-realistic retouching skills, excellent attention to detail is essential

To join this team you must be an agile and creative thinker where achieving the impossible is second nature.

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as our Freelance Photographic Retoucher then please email matthew.goodridge@setvisions.co.uk with your CV and a link to your online portfolio if avaible.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sneak Peek-Raw Colour Bomb

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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

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
Clad tile walls trend

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

Sneak peek from the Capture team

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.

set stylist behind the scenes

Based 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!

studio photography behind the scenes

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, July 25, 2017

Trending-Statement feature walls

bedroom tile inspiration

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.


Playful patterns

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The splash 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.


Luxury touch

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A luxurious Grecian them has been achieved in this spacious bathroom with an impactful mosaic which looks like a huge marble sculpture from a distance.

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.

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