Aff541 As Carpet On Stairs

After I had finished the previous post where I had created the set showing the carpet in the living room of a conventional house, I began to think about the scale that I had used. In fact, I began to wonder how the carpet would look at a smaller scale.

Following some experimentation, I decided to use my old stairs design which was originally created for the 1966 house project several years ago and which I recently bought up-to-date with the express intention of using it as a carpet set.

The result is the image above where you see the design as carpet used both on the floor and on the stairs. Here it is used at a slightly tighter scale where it loses the free flow but still looks extremely good although, it has to be said, it does lose something of my vision for Belle Epoque 2. However, the purpose of making interior surface patterns is to produce a design which looks good however it is used and enhances and beautifies the interior space which I believe this does. It was also a fun project to make which makes it all the more rewarding to do!

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.

Aff541 As Carpet

As I explained in the previous post this pattern is not quite Belle Epoque 2 because of the way that it is constructed but it was interesting to see how it works as a carpet where the requirement is for it to flow across the surface without looking too interrupted.

The set is a simple one with just a sofa and a carpet fitted to the contours of the room and at the scale shown, which is larger than I would usually use for Belle Epoque 2, the carpet does flow across the room highlighting the dimensions and enhancing the look.

The colours are mid-century from my extended palette and give a solid, interesting look to the space which I am sure would allow the interesting use of contrast in the final interior design.

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.

Filter Forge Carpet

Something a little different to post this time. As I have said before, I got into making patterns to use as textures in 3-D scenes for architectural visualisation. One of the problems was finding suitable material for fabrics, wood and walls and, of course, carpets and other floor coverings like tiles and lino.

This carpet is created with Filter Forge and uses the excellent European Carpet filter created by Speeder to produce an excellent and realistic looking carpet. Of course, I created several different colours and no doubt I will create more for various projects. This particular colour, however, looked the best in this room.

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.

Aff491 Another Carpet Design

This is another carpet design which, for continuity, is shown as carpet in the same room as in the last post, except that the sofa fabric has been changed to something that I think looks a little nicer.

This design, like the last one, was inspired by my ideas of Belle Epoque 2 and, as you can see, it is small-scale with a simple motif and a fast repeat. Once again, the motifs are simple ones that could have existed and been used during the mid-century period while the colours are also ones which would have been available at that time.

The pattern is intended to look unified but with a definite sense of movement to complement the dimensions of the room and hopefully make the room look larger as a result. The colours are bright and bold but the whole is not intended to be too intrusive.

The sofa fabric has been changed to a new texture which I have created using Filter Forge 7 and which I think looks a little more like fabric.

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 hehttps://www.flickr.com/photos/134376528@N06/re.

Aff490 Carpet

This design was intended for carpet and, in particular, for a robust and delightful carpet that could be of use in any modern living room.

The design uses some fairly standard motifs that would have been used mid-century and the colours are taken from my extended mid-century range of colours that would have been available at the time.

For a mid-century modern room or even for a 21st-century room, this carpet would look bright and bold yet relatively unobtrusive without catching the eye of a visitor. The range of colours that are used would probably mean that this design would suit most rooms.

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.

Aff482 Carpet

If you refer back a couple of posts you will see that aff482 was a simple pattern in black-and-white. This is a restyle of that pattern but this time the colouring has changed in order to produce a carpet pattern.

I have kept with mid-century colours and this time the background is now regal red and the motif is in the lovely poppy red. Changing the colour normally changes the look of the design and this now appears to be quite different. I decided on a carpet and I thought immediately that this would look good on the hall and stairs in a traditional United Kingdom house. The set is therefore part of a set I created a long time ago and represents the hallway of a very normal two-storey house with another hall at the end off to a lounge and, out of sight, a doorway off to the left giving access to the study.

The pattern is intended to show off a long length of carpet and, of course, this makes it ideally suited to a long hallway and the run up a straight staircase. The scale is quite large in order to show off the pattern and to give the stairs some dimension.

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.

Aff465 Carpet Design

I considered the prospect of moving house recently and I reviewed several possible houses and noticed that all but one had wooden floors. I have to admit to being impressed by the look of floorboards although I know from experience that the reality is not quite as good.

Wooden floors are not as cosy as carpet nor are they as warm underfoot although they are, perhaps, simply to keep clean. What I dislike about them is the look of poverty that they bring to a room which is quite different from the richness and sometimes opulence of a good quality carpet.

This design was intended as carpet and was, I suppose, my attempt to create a design that I would like to have seen in one or more of the houses that I viewed. The inspiration for the pattern is from 1950s United Kingdom designs and, as ever, the colouring is taken from colours which were used at the time. I have taken the liberty of picking the brighter and nicer hues to create a design which is both homely, comforting and, I hope, opulent.

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.