Aff409 A Present For Ottoline

I created this pattern specifically for homeware and fashion products and, after my usual deliberation, I gave it the title ‘A Present For Ottoline’ which I thought fitted the look of the design well.

The intention behind this pattern was to create something that I hoped would be distinctive and which would catch the eye whilst preserving my use of mid-century colours and, to an extent, the same sort of motifs. In fact, as often happens, the design for the motifs came from other work that I had done previously.

The end result is a design which has limited use as you will see from the representative items shown above but which is fun to look at (I hope) and which is also a colourful addition to my range.

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.

Aff407 Candie

This pattern is very much in the early 1960s style using motifs of stylised flowers which would, in later years, become much more flamboyant but which, for now, were a little more restrained.

The colour scheme is a simple blue and pink for the motif and a contrast and non-invasive scheme for the squares behind. The intention with this pattern was to create a design which looked pleasant and perhaps a little homely. My intention was to create a range of products on Redbubble which were both for homeware and for fashion and you can see the result above.

I did try other colour schemes but none of them seemed to have the appeal of the design above, which was the first one that I created and so there is perhaps a lesson there for me to learn. My wife is always telling me not to mess with the designs that I create because I rarely seem to make them any better!

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.

Aff406 Corkish

This is similar to the pattern I showed yesterday except that this one is intended to be a lot bolder and to create a much stronger and more striking impact.

The motif, too, is similar and is simply a development of that motif. The colouring, as you can probably guess, is very much mid-century from the United Kingdom. The overall effect is heavy yet subtle in the colouring and I like to think that, from a distance, the pattern merges well together and, although strong, does not offend the eye.

Once again this design was able to lend itself well to producing products and several of these are available for sale from Redbubble. I did experiment with different colours, including different backgrounds, and the overall effect was very good and so it is possible that you may see a variant of this pattern again.

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.