Yellow Mid-Century Inspired Wall Covering

aff185_1000Walls, I believe, are a vital part in the decoration scheme for any house and it is important that they reflect the desires and aspirations of the homeowner.

This design is intended to create a warm and interesting decorative pattern that gives both the homeowner and the visitor a viewpoint and leads their eyes across the surface of the wall. This is important because it means that people look at the room and its contents rather than seeing it as a plain coloured box.

The design is mid-century inspired and uses colours from a palette in use at the time to provide both contrast and the security of a regular repeating pattern. The colours chosen are warm and intended to look good on bright, sunny days when the sun from the window on the right illuminates the wall.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Blue Wallpaper

aff184_1000This is a very nice, quite sophisticated blue pattern wallpaper which is used here on one wall of a living room which owes much to the mid-century look but which is quite modern.

Conventionally, the walls would be white and the floor comprised of wood or imitation wood floor boarding but this room is different. For this room I have looked back into past decoration techniques and patterns and chosen what I think is the best of the old to put with this design. Along with the wall, the room has a carpet to make it look cosy and a distinctive blue wall to echo the colour in the pattern.

Blue can be a cold colour, but this pattern is designed to minimise that effect while allowing the true colour to show through. According to my notes, the colours used are just magnolia and anchusa – both from my normal mid-century palette.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Pearls Wallpaper

Mid-century Inspired PatternI have designed this simple decorative wallpaper pattern to decorate the wall of an upmarket and quite modern penthouse living area.

Here the idea is to create a solid ‘wall’ of colour yet to also make this appear decorative rather than just coloured yet also to appear unobtrusive. The pattern is a simple shape using magnolia ‘pearls’ against a crimson background. The design, I suppose, is mid-century based and the colour certainly is from the mid-century palette in use at the time.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Noughts And Crosses Wallpaper

aff181This is a wall in a modern room and this time I have designed a light and comfortable wall covering which is intended to look modern yet also bring in a touch of decoration. Rooms done this way always seem bright and inviting.

The pattern owes a lot to mid-century design and uses mid-century colours from the palette in use at the time. According to my notes the colours are just magnolia for the background and then poppy red, chocolate and marine blue for the motif.

If you wish then you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Mid-Century Diamond Pattern Carpet

aff180_fiv_1000The problem with lighter-coloured, unpatterned carpet that seems so popular nowadays is that it always appears to look bland and uninviting and, worse of all, it shows every speck of dirt or bits of cotton that appear anywhere near it!

This pattern was intended as a carpet that displays a strong mid-century inspired design and, hopefully, will help by not showing up dirt or bits and thus cut down on cleaning and vacuuming. Practicality, I believe, is an important part of design and of a designer’s job.

The pattern uses marble green as a base and then olive, crimson, parakeet, tawny red and chocolate, all of which are taken from the mid-century palette in use at the time.

If you wish then you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Yellow Train Seats

aff179_1000I do like creating fabric patterns for transportation, particularly when those patterns can be lively, interesting and can make a real difference to the look of the space.

This design uses mid-century colours and to an extent, mid-century motifs to produce a pattern intended to look bright and cheerful and to make the passengers journey all the more enjoyable.

The colours used are canary yellow for the base and then vanilla, mellow buff and porcelain blue with a stroke of magnolia.

If you wish then you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Green Arch Wall

Mid-century Inspired PatternI created this set following an advert in a magazine because I liked the idea of having an arch to show off. Unfortunately, although I think it looks good, it does not exactly show the wall covering off to the best advantage. So, to get around this I have put the wallpaper on both the living room and the dining room walls, something that probably the houseower would not have done!

But, however you look at it, the effect is quite stunning, and the room has rendered even better than I had hoped. I am using the physical renderer in Cinema 4D and hoping that I will be able to do as well using Lightwave which I am at present (and rather slowly as it is hard work) transitioning to.

Back to the design, this is a mid-century inspired design using just Bredon Green and midnight blue for colours, although I have added some extra saturation to the green from the original to give the room a bit more contrast.

If you wish then you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.