Aff482 Carpet

If you refer back a couple of posts you will see that aff482 was a simple pattern in black-and-white. This is a restyle of that pattern but this time the colouring has changed in order to produce a carpet pattern.

I have kept with mid-century colours and this time the background is now regal red and the motif is in the lovely poppy red. Changing the colour normally changes the look of the design and this now appears to be quite different. I decided on a carpet and I thought immediately that this would look good on the hall and stairs in a traditional United Kingdom house. The set is therefore part of a set I created a long time ago and represents the hallway of a very normal two-storey house with another hall at the end off to a lounge and, out of sight, a doorway off to the left giving access to the study.

The pattern is intended to show off a long length of carpet and, of course, this makes it ideally suited to a long hallway and the run up a straight staircase. The scale is quite large in order to show off the pattern and to give the stairs some dimension.

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.

Aff483 Pattern

This is an odd pattern that looks, I think, quite nice when seen from a distance but odd when looked at close to. Unlike, I suspect, other makers of surface patterns, I work in a small area to produce the design but at the same time looking at how the pattern will look at various scales including quite small.

It is therefore possible for me to see how, for example, a wallpaper pattern will look from a distance or to the visitor to a room.

Although this wallpaper looks odd close to, from a distance it has a very simple up and down movement which enables it to add dimension to the wall. It also has a 3D look where the white areas recede. Once again, the motivation for this is mid-century and the colouring is also from the same decade.

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.

Happy Easter

Made myself a new room so that I can sit back this afternoon, put my feet up and watch TV.

Happy Easter!

Aff482 Pattern

This was made as one of the early Belle Epoque 2 designs and has simple motifs closely spaced in a fast repeat, the whole pattern building to give less of a bity look and more of a solid all over feel.

Various colour variations have been tried and, so far as the design is concerned, this is the best way to show off the pattern although deeper coloured designs really begin to shine when used as carpet.

The colours are mid-century chocolate and magnolia while the motif is a simple one which could have come from the same period. I will try and post an image of the design as it would appear as if it were carpet later.

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.

Aff481 Pattern

This was designed as wallpaper and as an all–over pattern but once it was near completion I decided that, although the pattern had a fast repeat and fitted the Belle Epoque 2 criteria well, it would show the lines across the wall much too strongly and I had second thoughts.

The basic design is a version of mid-century motifs using mid-century colours in, what I think, is a pleasing arrangement. It should have made a perfect wallpaper but, as they say, the proof is in the final look and in this particular case I thought it was not worth proceeding with. Rather than throw the design away I changed the colours, although keeping them mid-century, and produced this pattern which I like very much indeed. Now, this pattern would look good on a feature wall or even as soft furnishing for cushions although not, because of the thin lines, for curtains.

The background is poppy red while the lines are magnolia, colours so beloved of those in the 1960s and 1970s decades. The lines are made a little stronger on some of the motives to make them stand out a little more and so give the pattern some ‘depth’.

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.

Aff480 Gift Bag

I was pleased with the parcel that I made using wrapping paper and so I thought that I would create a gift bag which is just the sort of item that would use this sort of wrapping paper design.

I have not made it too obtrusive but it does look, hopefully, inviting and would make you want to open it to see what was inside. This is something of a new departure for me so I am still developing my ideas and trying to see what works and what doesn’t work.

The design is classic mid-century while the colouring is also from the mid-century range of colours that were being used at the time.

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.

Aff476 Gift Paper

Gift paper designs can be used to wrap up parcels to give as presents at birthdays or at Christmas or, of course, the paper can be used to make the gift bags that is possible to buy already prepared. For this purpose I decided to use the design as if it were printed on wrapping paper and then used to wrap up a parcel the size of which could resemble a shoebox.

I know I have a tendency to overcomplicate the designs that I use to show my patterns and so I have simply created the box tied with string and I have left the background plain which I think produces a better result.

Having finished the first design I think that this gives a good impression of the way that the pattern would look produced as wrapping paper which had been used to wrap a gift. The scale of this is such that it works for a box this size although using paper of this scale to wrap up a much smaller box, for example jewellery, does not work so well.

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.