Green Fabric Design

Green Fabric DesignGreen Fabric DesignModern day furniture fabric seems to suffer from the same problem that I think plagues walls and curtains in that so much of the, for example, sofa coverings are single coloured. Whilst this architecturally looks nice, it does tend to make the furniture boring and, after a while, appear nondescript and ready for a change.

So, to counteract this, I began by deciding not to make too much change and so I chose a nice, solid green and added mid-century inspired motifs intended to complement the colour and lift it to make it more decorative. I also tried to make the pattern interesting so that the fabric could stand perhaps the test of time. The result is shown here on a typical living room sofa.

Few colours are used but they are from the mid-century palette in use at the time and are mid Brunswick green for the background and then simply chartreuse, Post Office red and brass to complete 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.

Red And More Red

aff168_1000Mid-century Inspired PatternSuppose you have a room that is rather on the dull side, you know, neutral walls and curtains that feature plain colours and a non-descript floor, yet you want to add some colour and really bring the room alive.

Well, it has to be said, this wall covering really does bring any room alive and ensures that everyone in the room is functional and fully awake! The zig-zag pattern design owes something to mid-century papers and also uses mid-century based colours but the whole was intended as completely modern in both usage, interpretation and intention.

Of course, it goes without saying that the supporting wall needs a strong colour to offer support and you perhaps would not want to use this wall design in a room intended just for quiet relaxation but as an energizer or attention grabber I think it is hard to beat. The colours used are from a palette in use mid-century but the effect is such that the overall look seems much more 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.

Mid-Century Inspired Furnishing Fabric

aff167_43I like making patterns for use on furniture since they tend to always look nice and there is something very satisfying about creating a design that will be used on furnishings.

The pattern is influenced, as you can see, by floral designs that appeared mid-decade in the 20th century in the UK but, since this is for furnishings, the design is quite simple.

According to my notes I used poppy red, regal red, chestnut and maple for the design with magnolia for the background.

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.

Lovely Mid-Century Inspired Curtains

aff166Mid-century Inspired PatternI think plain curtains look dull and uninspiring in a room and, although they add to the overall colour and atmosphere, it’s a little like looking at flowers all the same colour – nice but you keep thinking how much better they could be.

This design, sourced from mid-century motifs and patterns and using mid-century colours, was intended for fabric and also for curtaining and here, in the living area of a room, it looks superb as a backdrop. Imagine how cosy this would be if you could see the whole room.

My notes, unfortunately, don’t reveal the background but it looks like magnolia (I always start with that as a background) but the other colours are chestnut, marble green, montella, pine green, chocolate and mustard.

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.

Patterned Curtain Material Design

aff165_1000aff165_01_mosaicCurtains can brighten, or otherwise change the outlook and atmosphere of a room in various ways. I like to think that this one adds to all of these considerably.

The pattern is mid-century inspired although it also has modern overtones while the colours are from the mid-century palette. According to my notes the background is golden brown while the motif uses middle brown, copra (the kernel of the coconut), montella, mustard and maple with magnolia and chocolate for the stroke.

The set is a simple one which was produced in Cinema 4D and is intended to show the pattern made into curtain material and used in a very normal living area.

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 Brown Wallpaper

aff164fiv_1000Mid-century Inspired PatternThis set is actually intended to represent a bedroom and I usually decorate it with bright, but light-coloured, wallpaper which is the way that I was taught. However, thinking about it, there I no reason why the walls and the aspect of the room should be like this.

Experimenting with darker walls and this mid-century inspired design produced the image that you see above which I think is a room that is every bit as nice and which, to be honest, seems to have much more character.

The colours are middle brown for the background with Post Office red, orange, chocolate, canary yellow and also poppy red according to my notes.

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.

Round And Square Wallpaper

aff163_sqaff163_01_mosaicThis room was designed to show how patterned (and sometimes even quite striking) wall covering change and enhance the look of a modern room. This 3D set represents the end section of a living room in a contemporary English house.

With plain walls, the effect in the room is new-fashioned but using a motif paper the walls suddenly begin to take on a life of their own and create not just an atmosphere but affect all the other elements inside the space.

Here the wallpaper design is mid-century influenced even down to the choice of the colours that are used but a careful selection of motif ensures that the effect is both twenty-first century yet also cosy and familiar. The colours used are, according to my notes, buttermilk for the background with chocolate, mustard, golden brown and finally reef red – all colours chosen from the British Standard 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.