Quieter Living Room Flowers

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Quieter Living Room Flowers

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Quieter Living Room Flowers Swatch

More flowers – well, you can’t have too many of them, can you? These, however, are considerably quieter flowers than the ones I used yesterday and are also less graphic in their detail.

The effect is mid-century and intended to convey a sense of calm and to give an idea of a small-scale pattern. The colours, as ever, are from the mid-century palette that would have been in use at the time. These colours are the unusual but genuine sky colour for the background and then poppy red, lovely anchusa (I make no apologies for over-using this colour), Bredon green and finally chocolate.

This is a nice, simple design and in order to make this a proper comparison, I have used the same living room set I used yesterday with, in fact, the same parameters so that I can produce an image which can be compared to the image which I posted yesterday. The effect is very different, now the room looks serene and – dare I say – much more sophisticated. Having a patterned wall covering has given, yet again, a lift to what would otherwise be a featureless interior space.

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.

Living Room Flowers

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Living Room Flowers

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Living Room Flowers Swatch

This is a typical flower pattern that could have existed mid-century because, although colourful, the colours are all from a palette in use at the time.

The idea was to create a very decorated and bright living room wallpaper that is used on one wall only to provide an eye-catching feature wall.

According to my notes the background is eau de nil while the flowers use poppy red, reef red, Post Office red and finally bottle green.

Against plain walls the pattern brightens and room and also creates something that holds a visitor’s attention while not being to colourful to prove a distraction to the house owner.

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.

Bedroom Greenness

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Bedroom Greenness

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Bedroom Greenness Swatch

Wallpaper designs do not need to be complex to be beautiful neither do they need to be intricate or highly coloured to create an atmosphere in a room. But you do need to have some decoration otherwise your rooms look bland and featureless.

This design uses a simple mid-century inspired motif together with mid-century based colours to create a quiet, relaxed and low-key atmosphere for an uncomplicated bedroom. The colours are simple, shire grey for the motif and magnolia to take the edge off the background and give some warmth.

The image shown in frame on the bedroom wall is artwork by Giovanni Cariani and called ‘A Concert’, it was painted in the 16th century.

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 Wallpaper

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Green Wallpaper

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Green Wallpaper Swatch

Against more modern values, mid-century colours were, for the most part, bright and quite saturated which I believe reflects the optimism and hope that the new decade brought.

Unfortunately, interior decoration then seemed to lose its way as the decades unfolded but now, as we move into the current century, more sensible interior decoration is beginning to appear. And it is to bolster this trend that the current pattern was created.

The motif is mid-century friendly, and the colouring is taken from the mid-century palette in use at the time. According to my notes, the background colour is bottle green with canary yellow, middle brown, silver and finally Paris green used for the motif.

This wallpaper design was used in my modern apartment set to demonstrate how good and decorative a strong, masculine wall covering looks in this setting.

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.

Nice Pattern Wallpaper

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Nice Pattern Wallpaper

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Nice Pattern Wallpaper

This was not originally designed as a wallpaper, particularly not a wall covering intended for use in a bedroom, but you know how things are…

I tried it as a furnishing fabric, which is what I had originally designed it for and it just didn’t seem to look quite right but as soon as I put it on the wall I saw that this was where it truly belonged.

It has a mid-century origin and a lot of mid-century colours according to my notes. They are shown as magnolia for the background and then orange, anchusa, jasmine, poppy red and finally chocolate.

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 Pattern

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Dark Pattern

This is a little different for me in that it is a dark background pattern where most of my designs use lighter bases designed for wallpaper, furnishing and similar.

Not that this could not be a wallpaper, it is just that I can’t think of a set that I have in which it would look good. However, what I can say is that it was fun to make.

In this case the background is black (rather than chocolate which I usually use for black), brass, Paris green, poppy red and finally lovely anchusa, all of which, of course, are mid-century colours.

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 Mid-Century Bus Seats

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Green Mid-Century Bus Seats

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Green Mid-Century Bus Seats Swatch

You will know that I like to design seat textures particularly for public transport and this texture was created just for the bus seats in my mid-century styled omnibus.

There is nothing remarkable about the motif or the colours used they are, as you would expect, mid-century inspired but what I liked was the way it all went together to give a very effective and authentic, I think, look.

The seats are simple but are intended to give the feel of a British bus and the fabric pattern uses motifs that are, I feel, similar to mid-century patterns while the colours, of course, are from the mid-century palette. And, according to my notes made at the time, they are: a background of marble green with Pacific blue, moss green, nightshade and brass.

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.