Woodland Scene

aff338 43I don’t really like woodland scenes with flowers and plants, little animals and butterflies and so I very rarely do them. I should say, perhaps, that I rarely do them to show although I do patterns like this for myself. However several people commented that this pattern was so good that I had to post it here and so I have.

There is not a lot to say except that it has rather stylised flowers, leaves and, of course, the butterflies. I was more interested in using this pattern to experiment with element sizes and that was the reason that it was created.

The motifs are mid-century flowers while the plants are maybe from an earlier period. The butterflies, I suppose, are mid-century. The colouring is definitely mid-century and, after I had finished and prepared this image, I realised that it was very similar to the washable wallpapers that were created in the 1950s and 60s primarily for use in kitchens and bathrooms and the like.

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.

Squares Pattern

Mid-century inspired square derived surface patternThis pattern is inspired by the fabulous and innovative patterns that appeared with the new generation of post-war designers in the 1950s. As such, it is inspired by the artwork of the time, the artwork that went before, and also, I feel, by the fantastic heritage of design that appeared in Europe with the beginning of the 20th century.

Based on squares, the design seeks to lead the eye into the pattern by using successively smaller square areas. This means that the design would make an excellent pattern for home furnishings or wall-coverings or, I feel, a whole variety of other decorative purposes.

The colours are from the standard mid-century palette but I have tried, as I always do, to choose carefully and make them more relevant to today.

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.

Ice Cream Wallpaper

aff335_120-0As I threatened I would yesterday, I have been busy pasting some paper onto the walls of a charming set that I often use to show off feature wallpaper.

I have already, yesterday that is, given some details of this pattern and so my comment today would simply be that this is a nice, regular wallpaper design that is intended to create a comfortable and easy look to the wall. Wall coverings like this show off the dimensions of the room and take the eye along the wall, in this case towards the window and the view outside.

The colour is a very ordinary, relaxed one which is designed to make the room look warm and inviting on a winter day and yet, on a summer day like this, make it seem pleasant and interesting.

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.

Ice Cream Design

Mid-century and early 1900s inspired wall covering designThis design had the catchy title of aff335 but, once it was finished, I could not help but think of ice cream cones and, since I like my patterns to have a name, I decided on the title above. You may, or you may not, think it’s an appropriate title.

The motif is inspired by the early mid-century designs and also by the designs from earlier in that century. It is intended as a wallcovering design for use on a feature wall which does not need to leap out and bite the visitor but simply to look cool and sophisticated. The colours used are designed to be easy on the eye and to give the wall a unified look rather than providing a contrast with the background.

I have not yet been able to try this on a wall although I hope to be able to do this in the next day or so and it will be interesting to see how it looks as wallpaper.

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.

Two Sofas

aff334_c.jpgAs I suggested I would, I spent some time yesterday and today using the surface pattern that I last posted to show how it would look if it were made into a soft-furnishing fabric.

I thought the design looked good and I felt that it would work well as a furniture covering so I used it on two of the sofas that I use in my normal 3D work. I think I have said this before, but I have decided to show furnishing fabric just by itself on the furniture rather than show the furnishing in a complete room since I think that this shows the design better and is less confusing.

This simple pattern has elements designed to accentuate the lines and dimensions of the furniture to make it appear inviting and pleasant. That is, the sofas are not eye-catching and colourful but are the sort of coverings that you would expect to find on everyday furnishings, perhaps in your own home.

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.

Nice Simple Pattern

Simple mid-century inspired design for furnishing fabricThis is a nice, simple pattern with a fairly standard repeat that is designed to be an unobtrusive yet tasteful furnishing fabric for either furniture covering or perhaps curtains and cushions.

The basis of this design is simplicity and straight lines. Whilst it is not intended to catch the eye, the design is intended to show off the contours of furniture or the height and width of, for example, curtains or cushions. It is the sort of standard fare which you would find in any home operating in a supporting role below the features and the accents of colour which provide the highlights.

The inspiration for this design is largely my own although I, in my turn, am influenced strongly by the wealth of mid-century shapes, motifs and colours.

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.

All Walls Now

aff131 1200This is the wallpaper that I featured recently which I am now showing you on all the walls in this room as opposed to using the paper just on a feature wall.

This design lends itself well to covering all of the walls and I thought it would be a good exercise to create a pattern that was not intended to use as a feature.

The room looks like a new room but in fact it is an old set that I have used before which has been renovated. The camera position is also back at the doorway of the fourth wall in order that you can see the whole of the room. As you will see it is the sort of room that you would find in a modern apartment probably anywhere in Europe.

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.