Aff531 As Curtain Material

As I suspected, this pattern makes an excellent curtain material if it were made into fabric and used at a slightly larger scale than that shown in the swatch.

For simplicity, I have used the same set although there are some changes to that set which are simply development changes and were not made to show off this fabric but in order to make the room look a little more modern.

The room with plain curtains might look quite uneventful and boring but the addition of these curtains, using a Belle Epoque 2 style pattern, lift the room and give interest as well as a warming, conversational look. The room, as is perhaps obvious, is intended as a living area in an upmarket apartment. It is of course possible to open the curtains much more in order to let light into the room or to close them at night to create a large decorated area to add interest.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff531 As A Pattern

This pattern is very similar to the previous pattern in the sense that it is a Belle Epoque 2 design although I actually intended it as fabric and quite possibly at a larger scale than that shown by the swatch above.

Like the previous pattern it is intended to look imposing and bold and so I saw it as curtain material. In fact, I might well try and use it in the same modern apartment set.

The design is inspired by the motifs of the 1960s and 70s in the United Kingdom and the colouring is taken from my extended palette that follows the British Standard and would have been in use at the time.

For the benefit of the swatch, I have shown this pattern as a Belle Epoque 2 design and I will experiment and see if I can use it at a smaller scale on, for example, some cushions in the set that I use. One of the big advantages of using a design like this with a fast repeat and close spaced motifs is that you can vary the scale and the pattern continues to look good.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff530 As Curtain Fabric

I decided to use a modern look for this design and, although I have tried to keep the best of mid-century in the room, the set is intended to represent an upmarket apartment in a fashionable area of London.

Mid-century furniture as well as mid-century colours seem to be making more of an appearance in modern rooms and that is the look that I have tried to create. However, the curtains would, I feel, look nice in any modern room.

The pattern is a busy Belle Epoque 2 style design but, because of the relatively large-scale, the curtains look imposing and create the right impact in the room. In keeping with modern decorating ideals the walls have been kept plain and I have used fitted carpet for the flooring. Partly this is laziness on my part since it is much easier in 3D to use carpet and partly because I dislike wooden floors and much prefer the look of a patterned flooring.

Blue is the colour that I do not use very often but I’m pleased with the look of this room although, I have to admit, it is not a colour scheme that I would personally use as I find it a little to bright.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff530 As A Pattern

Curtain patterns or soft furnishing designs can be difficult to get right and in this case I decided to use blue, a colour that I like but one which for some reason I seldom seem to use.

However, after some experimentation I seem to have produced a design which has the right shades of the colour and which also looks varied enough to be used to make an interesting and useful curtain material.

The design uses motifs influenced by the 1970s but where in that decade the motifs would have been larger and without confining shapes, I have used them a little smaller inside pleasantly rounded rectangles. The colours, I need hardly say, are from my extended range of colours that could well have been found mid-century. The design also conforms to my ideas of Belle Epoque 2 because it has a small motif, colours that contrast (to an extent) and a fast repeat.

I believe that this will make an interesting and pleasant soft furnishing fabric and I particularly saw it at a larger scale than I have used of late as curtaining. I’m looking forward to using it in one of my 3D sets.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff529 As Wrapping Paper

A simple post today and I know this is only my opinion but I am very pleased with the look of this design when used as wrapping paper around a parcel the size of a box of chocolates.

I have to admit that I anticipated that the design would work well and indeed it has and I am pleased with the result. This design is based very strongly, of course, on my ideas for Belle Epoque 2 and I feel that it is this which has helped to make the design looks so good.

The pattern, as most of my designs, was made in Affinity Designer while the 3D mockup was made in Cinema 4D. Making wrapping paper is a new venture for me and I hope that the success of this design will lead to more wrapping paper patterns being produced in the future.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff529 As A Pattern

There are no surprises, I am afraid, for guessing that this design is intended for wrapping paper or, alternatively, for the paper used to make gift bags and similar.

The motifs are modern in their creation although similar motifs did occur mid-century and the colouring used is from my extended mid-century range of colours although I have chosen those hues that have a modern look. There was no particular purpose to the design, I just felt that this could be used for any purpose although perhaps as a Christmas paper it does not exactly appeal.

It is possible to change the colouring although doing so does lose some of the impact and so, in all probability, this will just be a single colour pattern.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff528 As A Bag And A Box

This pattern does make very good wallpaper when used at the scale shown in the swatch and also when I used it at a much lower scale to allow the motif to be more prominent. However, I now see this pattern as being more suitable for paper both for wrapping and for creating bags and also as a suitable material for a gift box.

The two images above show the design used as a paper texture for a gift bag and also as a cardboard texture for a gift box and I think in both cases the design has a mid-century charm and an elegance.

The background colours and the colours of the motifs can obviously be changed in order to produce a different effect although, despite some experimentation, I decided to leave the background colour as yaffle green. This is a colour less frequently seen today but I feel that it is now ready for some further exposure.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.