Inspiration and behind the scenes at our latest Retro-Scandi inspired photo shoot!

We just love Dulux's colour of the year, Spiced Honey, so we thought we'd create our very own room set using the lovely warm caramel hue.

A great gender neutral tone for sharing siblings, it's a really versatile colour and can be warmed up even further by pairing it with mustard and rusts. 

Ever wondered how we create our looks for our beds? Here's our 5 step approach:

1. It all starts with a mood board and sketches! This is where we often enlist the help of our stylist friend, Fi, who will research and pull together a unique look for us. For this look, we wanted to create a 1970s retro inspired set, with colour pops of muted brights.

Mood boardmood board

2. Then Fi gets the fun part; sourcing all of the props and bedding to make the shoot happen!

For this set of photos. we selected a fun, irregular spot print bedding design from Next, and coupled it with a range of tonal coloured cushions in various mustard, caramel and rust hues.

3. The next part is all about preparing the photography studio.

Martin our set builder prepares the set with the brief. For this set we wanted to paint the top 2/3 of the wall in Spiced Honey by Dulux, with the bottom third in matt black for a contemporary feel.

4. Et voila! The set is ready for product. The first thing to arrange was the assembly of the bunk bed, and our lovely new EDIT chests of drawers, and once this was done, Fi could start testing and preparing the bedding items. We always have back up props - just in case!

Setting up the photo

5. It takes us around 6 hours to create a series of photos for just one product, including the set up time. Things like lighting and getting the right angle for the product can sometimes be tricky at first.

Here are some of our behind the scenes snaps of the final set. We wanted to make sure that we captured the solid beech details of the bunk bed, as well as the cut out handles on our pull out trundle, and the bunk bed divided down into two single beds and a day bed. Phew! Not bad going for 6 hours work... What do you think? Would you use Spiced Honey for your child's room?