Red And Green Upholstery

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Red And Green Upholstery

This began life as a furnishing fabric pattern, designed for a corporate relaxation area or lounge but I began to have second thoughts when the pattern was finished.

Although it incorporates mid-century motifs and colours, I was struck by how modern it looked. I still think it will look good as upholstery fabric, but I wondered about it as curtaining material or possibly soft furnishing. I am working on a very rustic theme at present in Cinema 4D which is taking all my time (and more) but once that is done I will return to this design and see what uses I think it can adapt to.

The colour scheme is simple, according to my notes it is chocolate for the background and then Post Office red, marine blue and finally Paris 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.

Flowers And Green Upholstery

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Flowers And Green Upholstery

This was intended to be a furnishing fabric, designed for an elegant lounge or relaxation area and incorporating mid-century themes and tones.

To give the design a laid-back look, I chose lovely montella for the background and then used chocolate, poppy red and Bredon green 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.

Clean Flowers

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Clean Flowers

This is a nice, clean mid-century inspired pattern that uses mid-century colours from the British Standard palette as well as shapes that have a 1950’s or maybe a 1960’s flavour.

It was designed to be simple and yet to catch the eye, so it is perhaps a little harder to choose a target for the design. I originally intended it to be for furniture but, on reflection and having now seen it, it is perhaps more suitable for soft furnishings.

It uses a background which is magnolia together with yellow, red and green but incorporating also lovely nightshade and cyclamen.

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.

Leaves And Things Upholstery

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Leaves And Things Upholstery

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Leaves And Things Upholstery Swatch

Furniture coverings mid-century tended to be rather drab versions of what had gone before but a few designers did turn their hands to producing something that was a little more interesting.

Looking at the designs, I tried to produce something that was mid-century inspired yet looked modern enough to be useful today. This pattern was intended as a furniture design from the outset and I tried to create something that looks warm and inviting as much as it does traditional and easy-on-the-eye.

The colours are from the mid-century palette but are a little unusual; pink haze for the background and then poppy red, tawny red, silver and finally clover leaf for the motif. Used as a covering on the sofa shown above, it looks nice, I think, against the wooden rails and arms.

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.

Green Bedroom Walls

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Green Bedroom Walls

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Green Bedroom Walls Swatch

I like green as a colour and so did those in the mid-century years in the United Kingdom because it found its way into many pattern for wall coverings, for fabric and also for paint.

This pattern is a double repeat using chocolate for one motif and magnolia for the second one. I wanted to try to create both a faithful mid-century pattern and also one that would appeal to modern tastes and so, after some experimentation, I chose eau de nil as the background colour.

Seeing it used on the bedroom wall of my mid-century set, I have to admit to being pleased since it looks every bit midcentury as much as it does modern.

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.

Low-Key Transport Seating Pattern

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Low-Key Transport Seating Pattern

I enjoy creating seating patterns for transportation, that is for buses, coaches and train seats, both because of the challenges and also because of the limitations.

This design is intended for low-key seats, such as you might find on transport intended for longer journey times where people are exposed to the pattern for an extended period. This design, with its mid-century roots and colours is, I think, restful and yet interesting enough to be attractive to the passenger.

The colours used are from the mid-century palette and are blue-grey for the background and then Post-Office red, marine blue, tawny red and finally Pacific blue.

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.

Retrospective Dark

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Retrospective Dark

Mid-century patterns and designs were full of innovation inspired by the upsurge of new talent, the movement and mixing of artists from many cultures and, of course, from a love and appreciation of the past.

This pattern, while mid-century in its composition and style, also uses older and more formal elements for its motifs which give it, I hope, a charm and grace present in older designs.

For some reason I did not complete my notes at the time, perhaps because the colour scheme is so simple, but it looks like chocolate for the background and magnolia for the motif colour.

So far as usage is concerned, I perhaps saw this as a cool, stylish and elegant fabric that would be either for fashion or, perhaps more likely, for home furnishings such as cushions and bedwear.

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.