Thursday, July 18, 2019
Last year we saw this trend coming… and for our clients who have a stylish, trend led eye we’ve been able to feature elements of Terrazzo textures and replicate the playful tones with shades through wall colours, props and surfaces.
Our favourite terrazzo sample at the office inspired our own Creative Meeting Room and influenced one of our latest photography shots. We used the soft and playful mixed hues for a fresh and distinctive set design, mixing greens and pinks.
Here the custom table features a more muted terrazzo which is made from recycled materials. This is another draw to using the sustainable surface, a key value to the Set Visions design team.
There’s plenty of amazing terrazzo worktops and in recent design shows we’ve seen some stunning kitchens showing off with it. Here we used a matt pastel kitchen fascia for that cool contemporary look.
Fabrics and colour palette We have seen plenty coming through in the last year with terrazzo pattern prints on fabric now. Here we upholstered a foot stool with the print.
When working with the terrazzo of choice it’s a good idea to try paint samples and fabric samples out against the texture to see how the colours work as a group. Here we demonstrated balance and tone though texture and composition.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Will this be the year you ditch the grey daze you are in? Finally inject some colour and pattern in to your home? Freshen up for the springtime ahead with some of our top colour injections and inspirations for every room in your home.
With fabric and paint choices, to colour blocking patterns on walls, have a little fun with these muted pastel hues, then contrast with a little zingy number!
Playful and family friendly
Colour pop perfection with soft furnishings as the central colour injection. Try using bold solid shades on soft furnishings, not only with your sofas and chairs but why not try more colour with your blinds or curtains?
We want to see more playful tones in the home in unsuspecting places. Kitchens tend to be play it safe spaces, but why not paint your kitchen walls in fun family friendly shades to add a little character?
Go bold or be tonal
Bathroom designs became mundane and generic over the last year. However, we have seen a strong Memphis design resurgence with bold pattern walls and prints coming back through across design fields.
Try a tonal selection of colours if the thought of bold colour pops is too much. Try working lighter and darker shades together with subtle more sleek colour contrasts such as this pink sofa. Pattern also adds that little extra umph on the blinds!
Monday, September 17, 2018
Feature walls are back. Gone are the days of eye watering wall paper as 2018 sees textures making a key design statement, especially in the kitchen. The technical development of materials means marbles are more cost effective and laminates are more durable to extend the variety of offerings in the market. Our advice: expand your comfort zone, be experimental and be unique!
Create textureBelow, we used the contrasting marble worktop as an extended splash back which returns giving a high-level shelf. This creates a strong seamless look allowing the natural marbling to be the design statement.
What’s your brickwork like? Sometimes the best design pieces are the ones you already have. Here we used exposed brick accompanied by contemporary textured wall paper. Create contrast!
Modern classicsWood panelling has consistently stood the test of time when it comes to kitchen wall finishes. Here, tongue and groove panelling painted a rich, deep blue compliments the kitchen, yet still stands out as a feature wall.
If budget is a constraint or perhaps you want something a little more subtle, tiles are a tremendous way to create a feature wall. For a contemporary touch have a play with the layout. Here we ran the tiles up to the wall cabinetry in a 45 degree herringbone pattern.
Friday, August 17, 2018
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
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.
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.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
This month it’s all about colour. Our creatives have kept the trend innovative and fresh using bold shapes and balancing key block colours for this sculptural look. Our team have pushed the boundaries with this trend through set design and home inspirations.
Block colour in your home
Break up large spaces with colour blocking. The graphic shapes contrasts against the
delicate design of this furniture.
Why not use a key piece of furniture to create the colour
block? The mid-century style works
perfectly in this fun living room.
Contrast colour and texture
Don’t be afraid to mix contrasting colours and shapes. The pink statement chair radiates against the vibrant blue wall.
This inspirational colour palette illustrates how colour can bring new life to old objects, mixing industrial shapes with textile surface designs.
Friday, January 19, 2018
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.
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
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