Midcentury Up To Date

The 1950s in the UK saw a host of new patterns of a type that had not really existed pre-war and which seemed to disappear as the 1960s progressed.

The pattern would seem to be experiments with form and shape and, if the evidence of images of what people think the 1950s was like is to be believed, they are both liked and are extremely popular today.

However, having said that, it seems, they have yet to be used to any great extent in modern decorating and so I have used the pattern at a fairly large scale on one wall in a modern apartment. The result is an extremely pleasant room which is not, in any way, overawed by the pattern and, if anything, it has made a room look more appealing.

Hindsight is a marvellous thing and, using it, I wonder whether the wall may have looked a little better and perhaps a little more cosy if the pattern had been at a slightly smaller scale which befits modern decorating ideas. But the way it is shown is what I intended and, for the moment at least, I will stick with that.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of all these images and more on our Flickr page which is here.

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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