Floral Furnishing Fabric

Mid-century inspired pattern

Floral Furnishing Fabric

Mid-century inspired pattern

Floral Furnishing Fabric Swatch

Florals are things that I tend to stay away from although this pattern is composed of quite highly stylised flowers; the sort of designs I like and tend to do a lot of.

This design was intended for the outset to be used as a furnishing fabric, particularly on a sofa. The design is inspired by mid-century motifs but perhaps more inspired by mid-century colours and by that mid-century look which everyone knows but which is so hard to emulate.

The set is my simple living room set which you will note has a carpet on the floor rather than floorboards. People have commented on this but wooden floorboards tend to be quite reflective and I find it takes the viewer’s eye from the furniture and also makes the lighting difficult so I tend to use a non-reflective floor covering.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns on my fabulous and ever-growing Flickr page which is here.

Orange Texture Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Orange Texture Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Orange Texture Wallpaper

This was another experiment to produce a wallpaper which resembled a texture and was designed for modern rooms although the design still retains a hint of mid-century.

The design itself is simple enough but the colouring was very carefully tweaked using Alien Skin to produce the result which you see in the image above. The wall at this scale is beginning to resemble a texture and, in fact, would look better perhaps at a slightly smaller scale although in so doing I ran into difficulties producing the image with moire patterns.

However, the result is a wallcovering which is decidedly different and which would catch a visitor’s eye but still produce a warm and liveable pattern.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

Bird Seat Fabric

Mid-century inspired pattern

Bird Seat Fabric

Mid-century inspired pattern

Bird Seat Fabric Swatch

This is a pattern intended for bus, train or coach seats where the journey is perhaps a longer one or for whatever reason high contrast patterns are not required.

The motif has mid-century roots and colours although the actual design is very modern. The idea is that the pattern is much more closely coupled to the background and so the overall effect is more restful and so conducive to longer journeys.

This fabric would also be useful in situations where a high contrast or highly coloured finish is not desired or where such a finish is inappropriate.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

Green Cushions

Mid-century inspired pattern

Green Cushions

Mid-century inspired pattern

Green Cushions

Green is a colour that I tend not to overuse but that colour, particularly mid-century, was a colour that was very much in use, especially in its darker shades.

These cushions, at first glance appear, the same but in fact there are two colour variation and I have created them in a mid green which I think gives them both a contemporary mid-century look as well as being quite modern and suitable to grace modern furniture.

The pattern is the sort of design that would have been used in the latter part of the 1960s, perhaps. Again, as a new departure for me, I have used a motif in the centre with shapes that circulate around and I think that this gives the cushions a pleasant, refined and centred look. These designs are not yet available in my Redbubble store although I will shortly be uploading some new patterns.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

Squiggly Green Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Squiggly Green Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Squiggly Green Wallpaper

Mid-century, and earlier, wallpapers tended to be motif based – that is they tended to concentrate on producing a motif rather than the perhaps the more modern method of blending the shapes in with the background.

This particular pattern perhaps owes little in the motif to mid-century design although it does use mid-century colours. The intention is to create a modern pattern that looks more ‘solid’ than conventional.

The setting is my luxury apartment overlooking a rather nice bay and the wallcovering is chosen to fill one wall. Although you are unable to see this, the wall would be the one facing a visitor. At first glance the wall seems to be solid with a little squiggle running diagonally upwards, although closer inspection reveals that the pattern is a little more complex than that. Perhaps, with hindsight, the carpet could reflect the background colour more although overall I think that this is a design which works well in the sort of room for which it is intended.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

Spruced Up Kitchen Diner

Mid-century inspired pattern

Spruced Up Kitchen Diner

Mid-century inspired pattern

Spruced Up Kitchen Diner Swatch

This is a new set that I have constructed and this may well be the first time that I have used it in order to show off some of the designs that I create.

It represents, as you can see, a modern kitchen/diner, the kind of room you would find as a living area in a modern apartment. The whole purpose of the set is to show off the walls and in this case I have used my latest design wallpaper.

This is a bright and eye-catching design based loosely on mid-century patterns and using, in fact, mid-century colours. It is intended to be used on one wall only as a feature paper and to make a bold statement in a room. As is often the case, the kitchen is full of contrast with black (or dark coloured) units contrasting with lighter units for the worktop. In a room such as this with so many contrasts the bold, red walls add to the sense of drama and provide a nice backdrop to the simple dining chairs and table.

The look of the room is young and vibrant and this is intended to be used both during the day when the room is lit by light from outside, including sunlight, or at night when the lighting is perhaps more subdued for a slightly more formal dinner at the table.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

Quiet Green Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Quiet Green Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Quiet Green Wallpaper Swatch

Some wallpapers look loud, they are full of contrast, bright colours and shapes that catch the eye while others are what I call quiet, they go about their business without creating a lot of fuss but in so doing they make a big difference to the room in which they reside.

This wallpaper, created with mid-century styles in mind, is intended to be a quiet one, it does not have colours or forms that catch the eye and it is not at a scale which immediately makes you look. The whole idea is that the visitor really does not immediately see the paper until they become accustomed to the room and begin to look round. It is then that they notice the unusual design and the reversals in the pattern.

The wall is intended to blend seamlessly with the rest of the room and to create a look which harmonises with the room and the furnishing.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other work on my Flickr page which is here.