Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Wallpaper Swatch

Kitchens, mid-century, in the United Kingdom were not, it has to be said, seen as places deserving a great deal of style and interior design and they were certainly not seen the way they are now.

So, this design is mid-century inspired although it perhaps might not have been on sale as kitchen wallpaper in the 1950s and 60’s! The design is a toned-down flower-power while the colours, of course, are authentic from the mid-century palette. I think as a kitchen wallpaper it looks good, even today.

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 Dress Pattern Design

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Dress Pattern Design

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Dress Pattern Design Swatch

I was pleased with the mannequins I could make with Daz and then with Cinema 4D but I was not quite so pleased with the clothing that I used. The problem was not that the clothing was badly made, quite the contrary, it is made perfectly well but the way it is made does not suit the way I work.

However, some experimentation with the new version of Daz has resulted in a much better look for my designs. This is a Genesis 2 character and the dress is the X2 dress which has a simpler construction and so the fabric design does not have to stretch and so distort across the dress. The result is a much more natural and pleasing look.

This pattern is 1950’s influenced in the use and construction of the motifs but the colours used are from my newly extended palette and intended to represent those colours used in the latter half of the 1960s. The difference is that they are brighter and more saturated giving the fabric design a much more colourful and, I hope, pleasing look.

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.

Wall Art 1960s Pattern Prints

Mid-century inspired pattern

Wall Art 1960s Pattern Prints

The 1960s in the United Kingdom produced some outstanding design which went on to influence to some great extent future decades in all corners of the world.

I always felt that the patterns themselves would make good wall art since they are colourful, good to look at and have an emotive appeal reminiscent of the period.

Here, two of my 1960’s influenced patterns are shown as they would look as wall art shown side by side. I have deliberately not given too much idea of size since this can be a personal choice so the pictures could be small images or they could, perhaps, be larger. Both patterns are mid-century inspired and both use colours from the mid-century palette that was in use at the time.

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.

Dark Background Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Background Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Background Wallpaper Swatch

Dark wallpaper is really only for feature walls or walls that require a different and contrasting look but there are occasions when you can relax this rule a little.

This design and its colouring owes a lot to mid-century and, of course, to the Arts and Crafts movement in vogue at the turn of the 20th century when many fine floral wall coverings were created.

I had been looking recently at a magazine photo of various wallpapers and I was fascinated by the idea of an archway through from one room to another. It gives a good opportunity to experiment with lighting and with the all-important shadows, as well as with wall covering design and seemed just the thing for this wallpaper.

The result is this new 3D set created in Cinema 4D which has an arch from the living area to the dining room. I applied the design to the archway and the final image, I thought, was very sophisticated and upmarket providing a pleasant and unusual look to the two rooms. I have a tendency to over-use sets but this is a set that I will use again from time to time.

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.

Circular Bedroom Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Circular Bedroom Wallpaper

This is a new set that I have created with Cinema 4D consisting of a bedroom in a normal British house that is intended to be used to show wall coverings.

The pattern is a simple one that covers the wall well and which looks light even though it has a strong circular pattern. It is not intended to be eye-catching although it is supposed to look strong and to dominate the wall on which it is used.

The design is simple mid-century inspired and the colours are cocoa for the background with red and chocolate for the motif and in this it owes a lot to the 1960s idea of pattern colouring.

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.

Flower Pattern Bus Seating

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flower Pattern Bus Seating

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flower Pattern Bus Seating Swatch

This is a pattern designed especially for transportation seating, being shown here as a bus seat pattern but one designed to fulfil the requirement for a particular type of pattern.

Bus seats and short-haul train seats by their very nature are designed for short term use with a steady ebb and flow of passengers. As such, the pattern can be quite bold to invite passengers to sit and enjoy the short journey and be stimulated and enlivened by the design.

But not all seating should be like this; there are occasions when the journey should be a little more restrained or where the operator does not want such bold seating. To meet such a need this pattern is intended to look striking but restrained, boldly coloured yet not eye-catching and be designed to be pleasing yet restful.

As with most of my designs, the basis is mid-century and colours from the mid-century palette are used. My notes give them as lovely nightshade as the background with poppy red, vanilla, Paris green and Pacific blue 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.

Flowery Car Seats

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flowery Car Seats

I was so pleased yesterday with the result of my attempts to create once again the covers for car seats that I had to have another go today!

This car is called Prince and it, too, is a Daz model that I have exported from Daz Studio into Cinema 4D. The reason I do this is because I am better at manipulating models in C4D and I can control the lighting better.

The colours are, as ever, mid-century sourced ones and my notes give them as magnolia for the background and Paris green, golden brown and orange for the motif. I think this is a nice combination of colours and I am rather pleased with the resultant image.

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.