Kitchen Curtain Fabric

Mid-century Inspired PatternThis is a modern, mid-century style kitchen room that looks out onto a normal British suburban garden and has old fashioned curtains at the window.

The paintwork follows the conventional modern wisdom and is white and you would, perhaps, expect the curtain colour to be a plain one. Here however, I have used a red based pattern for the material to show just how good it looks to have a decorated design as a fabric pattern.

The design is based firmly in the mid-century decades and uses Post Office red and mustard as the background colours with oxlip, chocolate and a more modern red for the motif. The effect, I believe, is to give the room a much more homely and pleasing look that makes it look more like a house kitchen than a kitchen in a restaurant facility.

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.

Black Wallpaper

Mid-century Inspired PatternI like using black but, well, it’s a difficult colour to actually use although it’s a fun and fairly easy colour to work with and for creating patterns and designs.

Although it wasn’t used that much mid-century it was still there on the palettes and saw some revival in the riot and chaos of the 1960s and so I though I would create a pattern for the small apartment that you see here. This apartment was created some time ago in Cinema 4D and still looks OK to use as a set.

This design uses mid-century colours magnolia and chocolate for black – since nothing in life is really totally black with pink paint for the walls. The pattern is horizontal stripes to, hopefully, give some width to the small walls and the blackness gives a sense of wow to the room I think – well, that’s what I hoped.

Could I live in a room like this? Yeah, I think so, looking at the finished image on a big monitor it does look the sort of room I could walk into, sit down and enjoy.

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.

Patterned Hall Carpet

aff186fiv_1000So many stairs these days seem to be decorated in either plain colours or by using the wood of which they are constructed which is OK except that the hallways always look light and bright but boring.

This design is an unusual one inspired by those patterns from the mid-century years and deliberately kept low-key to aid today’s designers. Carpet often seems to be left out of modern design and so I like to make an effort to produce something that is useable and pleasant without being too eye-catching or overboard.

The colours, taken from the mid-century palette in use at the time, are marine blue for the base and then chocolate, olive and mustard for the design.

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.