Aff447 Pattern

This was designed to be wallpaper but I intended the design to look a little different from most of the designs that I do and this was in part the result of my thinking about my new idea of Belle Epoque 2.

I have mentioned before that I tend to like small scale and fast repeats and I decided to think a little more about the way that wallpaper is seen by the visitor to a room and also the way that the homeowner views the wallpaper that is seen by them every day. I decided that there was a case for having a very small scale and a very fast repeat in order to produce a ‘wall of colour’ if I can use that phrase. This also fits in with the idea of small-scale, small motifs and little space in between the repeats which was characteristic of the original Belle Epoque at the turn of the previous century.

As usual, the motif I have used is based on mid-century shapes which would have been extensively used during that decade and which are, I have to admit, fairly universal. The colours are taken from my British Standard range of colours which would have been in use at the time and so they, too, are genuine mid-century.

The swatch above shows the wallcovering as it would appear to someone relatively close since the idea is that a visitor to the room will see the wall without noticing the individual motifs. I am preparing to use this as a wallpaper texture in the bedroom that I often use for wall coverings which I think will show this off to the best advantage.

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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