Tight Small Repeat Blue

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Tight Small Repeat Blue

This mid-century inspired design was intended for a fashion pattern although, having finished it, it seems that it might have more general fabric possibilities.

In essence, it is a simple design that uses a more complex motif but a simple repeating pattern that is low key on one row and punchy on the next to give the final look an interesting and varied overall structure.

I chose mid-century type motifs and used midnight blue as the background with poppy red, magnolia, brass (lovely colour) and finally clover leaf as the colours for the motif.  The final look of the design is definitely the look that I was after when I began so I am pleased with the result.

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.

Modern Mid-century

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Modern Mid-century

Mid-century patterns have a charm all their own and one that seems to resonate with so many interior home decorators today.

This design uses basic mid-century colours as well as mid-century motifs to create a simple repeated design that I have ‘scrambled’ to make it more interesting and, of course, make it more ‘modern’.

The design uses a background of off white with nightshade, reef red, fiesta blue, parakeet and canary yellow, all of which are from the mid-century palette.

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.

Aurora Curtains

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Aurora Curtains

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Aurora Curtains Swatch

I use colours taken from the British Standard colour chart created and used in the 1950s and, with additions, onwards into the 1970s. This is partly so that the designs I produce look authentic mid-century styles and partly because I like the colours that were used then.

This design has as a background the unusual mid-century colour aurora, the other colours being Congo brown and Montella. It was the perfect pattern, I thought, for curtaining and so I used it on a new version of my curtain set and the result is above. I have to admit that I do like the colour and I do like the design.

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.