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.

Sunshine Wall

aff177aff_1000This is a new set that was created in Cinema 4D (probably my last set build in C4d as I am moving to Lightwave) and it was intended to show off the ‘modular style’ sofas that were appearing in the late 1950s.

Originally created with painted walls, the room looked very lonely and set-like and so I sat and designed this wall covering using elements and colours from the design period. To give an impression of sunshine and summer days, I used a background of jasmine with, for the motif, chocolate, Post Office red and finally bottle green.

The room now looks, I think, brighter and much more of a homely and inviting room. In fact, sitting here looking at the image full screen on the other monitor I really wish I was able to get up and walk inside!

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.

Lollypop Wall

aff176_1000Lollypops were a long way from my mind when I created this design but someone remarked that this is what they resembled and after a second look I had to agree.

This is a modern kitchen diner in an upmarket room and this wall covering prevents it from looks uninspiring and bland. The colours – they are from the mid-century palette – give it a pleasing and very modern look , creating a backdrop that. hopefully, looks both satisfying. decorative and in a way, inspiring for the diners.

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.