Blue Floral

Mid-century inspired floral surface patternThis design was intended to be wallpaper and I created it with various colour backgrounds but this particular colour was the one that appealed and will probably be the one that I will use as a 3D texture.

It is a simple design using stock elements that I have accumulated over the years and which I keep in my element library. They owe their inspiration to mid-century designs and the colouring is mostly from the mid-century palette with the exception of the yellow which is a little more saturated.

If you follow my blog you will know that I’m not a fan of florals although, from time to time, I do create them, particularly when I want to use one in a 3D project.

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.

Spaceship Pattern

Mid-century and earlier inspired surface patternIt wouldn’t be fair to say that this was a failed spaceship, it is merely a design which did not make it through to the final stage but which has been repurposed to produce a pattern.

I have been looking at the influence of art deco and art nouveau designs and ideas from the early 1900s and the way that they influenced mid-century art. There is, of course, nothing new under the sun and if you look you can see the influences of the artists and designers of that period.

This pattern carries that tradition forward, I hope, to produce a rich and surprisingly intricate looking design which uses partly mid-century colours as well as colours from an older 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.

Jumble Bells

Mid-century inspired surface patternThis was originally created for furnishing, to be a pattern for armchairs and sofas but, as can happen from time to time, the pattern took over and converted itself into something a little more elaborate and with a little more detail than I had originally intended.

The motif is a simple one of bells and leaves and little stylised flowers while the colouring is mid-century and with a lighter than I had originally intended background.

The pattern is a simple rotation pattern but with some of the elements dropped down by half a unit. The effect of this is to position the bells in a recognisable pattern but to make the leaves look more random. Having completed this pattern, although I will try to use it as furnishing, I think it perhaps is more likely to be a wall covering.

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.

Woodland Scene

aff338 43I don’t really like woodland scenes with flowers and plants, little animals and butterflies and so I very rarely do them. I should say, perhaps, that I rarely do them to show although I do patterns like this for myself. However several people commented that this pattern was so good that I had to post it here and so I have.

There is not a lot to say except that it has rather stylised flowers, leaves and, of course, the butterflies. I was more interested in using this pattern to experiment with element sizes and that was the reason that it was created.

The motifs are mid-century flowers while the plants are maybe from an earlier period. The butterflies, I suppose, are mid-century. The colouring is definitely mid-century and, after I had finished and prepared this image, I realised that it was very similar to the washable wallpapers that were created in the 1950s and 60s primarily for use in kitchens and bathrooms and the like.

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.

Squares Pattern

Mid-century inspired square derived surface patternThis pattern is inspired by the fabulous and innovative patterns that appeared with the new generation of post-war designers in the 1950s. As such, it is inspired by the artwork of the time, the artwork that went before, and also, I feel, by the fantastic heritage of design that appeared in Europe with the beginning of the 20th century.

Based on squares, the design seeks to lead the eye into the pattern by using successively smaller square areas. This means that the design would make an excellent pattern for home furnishings or wall-coverings or, I feel, a whole variety of other decorative purposes.

The colours are from the standard mid-century palette but I have tried, as I always do, to choose carefully and make them more relevant to today.

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.

Ice Cream Wallpaper

aff335_120-0As I threatened I would yesterday, I have been busy pasting some paper onto the walls of a charming set that I often use to show off feature wallpaper.

I have already, yesterday that is, given some details of this pattern and so my comment today would simply be that this is a nice, regular wallpaper design that is intended to create a comfortable and easy look to the wall. Wall coverings like this show off the dimensions of the room and take the eye along the wall, in this case towards the window and the view outside.

The colour is a very ordinary, relaxed one which is designed to make the room look warm and inviting on a winter day and yet, on a summer day like this, make it seem pleasant and interesting.

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.

Ice Cream Design

Mid-century and early 1900s inspired wall covering designThis design had the catchy title of aff335 but, once it was finished, I could not help but think of ice cream cones and, since I like my patterns to have a name, I decided on the title above. You may, or you may not, think it’s an appropriate title.

The motif is inspired by the early mid-century designs and also by the designs from earlier in that century. It is intended as a wallcovering design for use on a feature wall which does not need to leap out and bite the visitor but simply to look cool and sophisticated. The colours used are designed to be easy on the eye and to give the wall a unified look rather than providing a contrast with the background.

I have not yet been able to try this on a wall although I hope to be able to do this in the next day or so and it will be interesting to see how it looks as wallpaper.

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.