Brown Car Seats

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Brown Car Seats

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Brown Car Seats Swatch

As you know, I like designing car seats because they both provide opportunities not present in other designs and also provide limitations that are challenging.

Vehicle seating is influenced by the type of vehicle and also by convention. The sort of patterns that I make for busses and trains would not be even considered for a car and so the trick is to make the seats interesting and yet also desirable and conventional.

I hope that I have produced a pattern this time which is both interesting and daring but also conventional enough to make it acceptable.

The design is of course mid-century inspired and uses a mid-century based colouring scheme of montella for the background with poppy red, mustard, orange, magnolia and Paris green. Those are the colours listed by my notes and a look at the finished pattern (I made this some time ago) reveals that they are all there.

The pattern was created in Affinity Designer, the vehicle is the Ranger from Daz and the set was created and rendered in Cinema 4D.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

White Flower Wall Art

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

White Flower Wall Art

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

White Flower Wall Art Swatch

This is a mid-century style pattern that has been used to create a piece of wall art intended for use in a modern, or even a mid-century inspired, room.

The colours used are from the mid-century British Standard palette in use at time and the motif is the sort of motif that you might have found then. According to my notes, the colours are lovely nightshade for the background and then the ever popular (and still a favourite today) magnolia for the stroke of the flowers.

The effect I tried to create is one of simplicity and also of cleanness and fineness of design. It was only after I had finished the pattern that I suddenly saw that it looked perfect as wall art rather than wallpaper or furnishing fabric and once I had created it in cinema 4D I was sure that it was the right choice. I will leave it to you to decide if I was right!

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Another Mid-century Grey Carpet Pattern:

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Another Mid-century Grey Carpet Pattern:

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Another Mid-century Grey Carpet Pattern:

Carpets are carpets and this one is the second in a row! Ah, but there is a magic to designing floor patterns because they look so different as carpet compared to the way that the pattern falls when you see it as a swatch.

It is, I suppose, because of the dimensions of the room and the fact that the carpet recedes away as you look at it. This gives the pattern quite a different look and seems to enhance the lines and colour.

As in the last example, this consists of simple mid-century motifs on a grey background, but the effect is very different since this pattern emphasis the width rather than the length of the room.

The pattern was more complex than it looks, the colours are recorded as charcoal and flake grey for the background and then for the motif I used shire grey and Minerva grey with lines of magnolia and Mid Brunswick Green.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Mid-century Grey Carpet Pattern:

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Mid-century Grey Carpet Pattern:

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Mid-century Grey Carpet Pattern: Swatch

Carpet for flooring seems to have gone out of fashion in favour of floor boards which I think look cold and unfriendly by comparison.

Mid-century carpet patterns are hard to define since they covered a large area, ranging from florals left over from pre-war days to more modern and adventurous designs. This pattern tries to be simple but elegant and to show off the dimensions of the room and make it interesting and inviting for a visitor.

The colours used are mid-century ones being dark admiralty grey for the background with lovely nightshade and brass for the motif. The effect, as I have tried to demonstrate, is to take the eye along the room to emphasis its dimensions and lead the eye of the visitor to the sofa at the end.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Bright Bus Seating

Mid-century inspired pattern

Bright Bus Seating

Mid-century inspired pattern

Bright Bus Seating Swatch

With seating designed for transport it is often useful to look at the various options available to change the scale since this can have a big impact on the overall look of the pattern.

This design is based on mid-century ideas although the colouring makes it look quite modern. I tried several scaling variations and finally decided on quite a large format. These are bus seats designed for use on buses that travel predominantly in urban areas. Here the journeys are short and the travellers often either commuters or shoppers both of whom benefit from an adventurous and stimulating travel experience.

I hoped that at this scale the design would prove inviting and of interest to both adults and child travellers. Inviting people to use public transport in towns is important and I believe that bright and colourful seating can help to encourage public transport use.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Montella Tiled

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Montella Tiled

Mid-century inspired pattern

Montella Tiled Swatch

Vinyl flooring in kitchens is a good choice since it is easy to keep clean, quite inexpensive to purchase and easy to install. Most of all, of course, it can also be very decorative.

This pattern was intended from the outset to be flooring for a kitchen and it is shown here using my mid-century kitchen set. The colours are simple ones, a background of silver with montella for the motif.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Sunshine Living Room Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Sunshine Living Room Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Sunshine Living Room Wallpaper Swatch

Wall coverings are so important because they create and determine not just the look of a room but they also contribute far much more to the atmosphere and feel.

This design is mid-century inspired and uses colours from the mid-century palette to, I hope, create a feeling of summer sunshine and also, I hope, of happiness and lightness of spirit.

The pattern is simple 1960’s flowers using a background of anchusa with flowers of pink and maroon, brass and copra, magnolia and bottle green, Paris green with canary yellow and finally orange and chocolate. Advantage is taken of the large areas of background to produce the summer sky effect.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.