Scallion Design

Mid-century inspired design for kitchen wallpaperThere is just a pattern today. This design was created for the walls of a kitchen which I am presently renovating from an old model which I created several years ago and which, hopefully, you will be able to see shortly.

The motif is the sort of motif that would have appeared on kitchen wallpaper in the mid-century years in the United Kingdom. For sale in the 1950s was a vast array of washable wallpapers which had kitchen style motifs which these days would look out of place on a modern wall. My task was to produce a wallcovering that reflected these values in the motif and in the colouring but which would be more acceptable today and the result is the design above.

I used some flowers that I had made earlier as the basis for the motif but my wife, upon seeing the pattern, commented that they were spring onions. These are something we buy quite often and which I call scallions and so I decided to give the design that name.

It is a little difficult to see from the image above, but the pattern is not intended to be completely random or to be nicely spaced to create a regular wall of motif. The positioning of the elements is intended to produce, when looked at as wallpaper on a large wall, a movement across the wall so that a visitor to the room will see the dimensions of the room as their eye tracks across the wall. I will try and use a long wall when I produce an image of the wallpaper so that this is more obvious.

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.

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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