Fun Cushion Patterns

Fun cushion surface patternAs I promised yesterday, I have been able to use this new pattern as a fabric and this time on cushions. I did some time back create patterns for cushions which were for sale and I may decide to do this again having seen the results today.

What I like about this result is that the cushions have the look of a bold pattern and yet, at first glance, the eye tends to take in the result in one look. This, course, is the way that cushion fabric should be and I have to admit to being pleased with the result.

It is also possible to use this pattern at a smaller scale although, to be honest, I do like the cushions at this scale so that the motif is easily visible. Reducing the scale does have the effect of making the eye look twice at the pattern which was not the way that I intended it to work.

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.

Wallpaper On The Wall

This is the pattern from yesterday now as wallpaperThis is the pattern from yesterday where I have changed the background colour. Originally the background was blue but I realised, as I created the image from my 3D set, that blue walls would have the effect of making the room feel cold and a little unpleasant. The obvious answer was to use a warmer colour and this I have done.

I did say yesterday that this design had a way to it which was not apparent looking at a small swatch. If you look at the picture you cannot help but see that the design has lines running horizontally along the wall that take the eye down the length of the hall. If you look at the wall above the door out of the hall into the lobby behind you will see that, on a small area of wall, the direction is not so clear.

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.

Brown Furniture Fabric

Furnishing fabricAs I promised, I have turned the brown design that I created into a furnishing pattern and applied it as a texture to a sofa using my 3D program, Cinema 4D.

Firstly, you will see that the image that I have used has a lot less going on than is normal in my 3D images. I began creating sets to showcase designs by simply taking a larger room and showing a small sample of it, for example a sofa in front of a window. However, recently, I have been looking at better ways to bring you these images. A look on Bing showed me that the vast majority of manufacturers will show a very simple image of a sofa with, quite often, nothing around it. I did not want to go this far but I did experiment, and this is the reason for the delay in bringing this image to you, with removing some of the extraneous detail.

I am pleased with the result which shows just the sofa and a plain wall and floor. I am sure that this shows the texture better and it will also enable other textures that I create to be directly compared.

I hope that you like this new way of producing the images because it is something that I intend to do in the future and to take more interest in displaying my designs for their best effect.

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.

Easy Bedroom Wallpaper

aff322 43affr322_1200This is an easy pattern, that is it is a pattern that is simple, does not contain a lot of contrast and is not intended to take the eye, but is intended to replace a plain painted wall.

In this room I have used the wallpaper to provide a backdrop against the bed and to show the contrast with the window wall which is just painted and which uses the curtains to provide colour and interest.

It would, of course, be possible to use this paper on all the walls although the overall effect might be a little stifling and so, although not a feature wallpaper, it is probably better to leave one of the walls at least in a plain colour. The pattern is also one of my collection of circular pattern which I have mentioned before.

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.

Orange And Lime Wallcovering

Orange and lime wallpaperI have already shown you this pattern in a post a few days ago but then it was just a pattern. At that time I was working on my modern apartment living room to, hopefully, make it look a little better, a little more realistic and perhaps also a little more feature-rich.

I have already described the pattern in that previous post but, briefly, it uses shapes taken from the mid-century in the United Kingdom and also earlier shapes but uses them in a way, I hope, that will appear modern.

Although it would not be beyond the realms of possibility to use the paper on all the walls, it was really designed for use as a feature wall. In this apartment the other walls are painted plain so this wall is the wall that a visitor would see on entering the room with, immediately to their left, the view out of the large window.

One of the images used as a picture is called ‘Oarsmen at Chatou’ by Auguste Renoir and the other image, which appears larger in the detail on my Flickr page, is by Giovanni Cariani and titled ‘A Concert’.

That job has now been completed and I can paper the walls with the orange and lime wallpaper and you can see the result above. If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and also a large detailed image of just the paper on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Pink Bedroom Wallpaper

Pink wallpaperPink wallpaperYesterday’s wallpaper was a nice example of how a bold and colourful wallpaper can exist on a feature wall in a bedroom and look so much nicer than painted walls.

Today, this particular design is in pink and is intended to give the room a bold and busy look and why not? Bedrooms these days are used as study or fun or additional sitting rooms and maybe should be decorated as such. In particular, I tried not to make this room a pastel pink candy sort of room.

The pattern you see is a bold one and is part of my collection of circle patterns that I mentioned recently. It is not intended to be used on a small-scale and I thought when creating it, that it would work well on a feature wall.

The picture on the wall, if you are interested, is titled ‘The Brown Family’ and was painted in 1869 by Eastman Johnson, an American artist.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Blue Bedroom Wallpaper

Blue wallpaper for a bedroomThis is a design which was made as wallpaper and was intended to be used in this room. The room is an old room that I created but one which I have updated and made to look a little nicer. It is intended to be a very conventional bedroom in a modern house.

The design uses some mid-century elements but I wanted it to be modern in its look and this is reflected by the relatively large-scale that I have used. This is not intended to be a wallcovering that is applied to all the walls but it is one which would go nicely, I felt, on a feature wall such as the wall behind the bed head. The point being that the house owner (and a visitor) see this wall on entering, but once the bed is in use the occupant is looking away from the wall and towards the camera. The walls then in vision would be plain and probably painted.

Paint this wall behind the bed, however, and you immediately create a space resembling the inside of the box, particularly in a modern room which has few embellishments or decoration to catch the eye.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.