Carpet From The 1960s

Two mid-century style carpet texturesI know I have said this before but I began producing patterns by making textures to wrap around 3D objects that I had created for interior views of rooms. The reason being that there were, at that time and it was a few years ago, very few textures for wallpapers, soft furnishings and other areas of a mid-century room that used patterns.

I am about to start on a room from the beginning of the 1960s (which is much more familiar territory) and in preparation I am trying to create more realistic looking carpet. The image above represents my first attempts using Filter Forge and the excellent Ruggestry filter created by DreamWarrior. The colours used are sampled from carpet designs of the 1960s decade.

I have used this filter before but this time I wanted to try combining it with the effects in Photo Paint by Corel to see if I could create a more realistic material. The results are above and, although not as good as I would like, they are much better than I have used 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.

1989 Living Room LH View

Living room in 1989 created in 3DAt last, I know it’s been a bit of a wait, the left hand view of the 1989 styled living room is available to see. There are, of course, two other views showing the centre and right hand images taken from the same camera position.

The room is a practical living space and is modelled on a living room in a detached, United Kingdom house built at around that time or a few years earlier. There is a window with a patio door to the left and to the right, as you will later see, a door out of the room.

The room has wall coverings and a carpet that reflect both the colours and patterning that would have been available to the homeowner at that time. I have tried to make the furniture also reflect that period with a three-piece suite, wall units in white chipboard, and similar matching storage. The 1980s was a time when audio came into its own with the emergence of extremely good televisions, hi-fi units and video and it really marked the beginning of the modern audio age. You will see later that this room reflects those developments.

It is also a time when lounge stools developed in sophistication from the 1960s and became popular. This is reflected in the rather nice leather stools shown.

But not everything is new, the homeowner has a mantelpiece clock, now on the storage unit, which is from a much older era, as is some of the ornamentation on the white unit.

This image is much smaller than the final image which I hope I can post in its entirety on Flickr, the link being below.

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.

Blue Floral Squeeze

Blue floral mid-century inspired wallpaper in a tiny apartmentAt the end of July I showed this design as a swatch and said that it was a suitable design to use for a wall coverings and, at last, I have been able to produce a 3D interior design using this wallpaper.

The design owes its inspiration to various mid-century patterns that appeared in the 1960s in the United Kingdom and the colouring is mostly mid-century with the exception of the yellow which is from my expanded palette.

The set is my small apartment set that I made several years ago now and which I still use because it seems to work so well. I thought that this design might be something of a squeeze to use in this space but, happily, I was wrong and, as soon as I put the paper on the wall, I was able to see that I was on the right lines. As a colour, blue tends to make everything look cold but I think, for this small apartment, it does make it look fresh and not too tiny. Sitting back and looking at the finished image I was quite pleased with the way that it had adapted to the size of the apartment.

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.

Formal Wallpaper Design

Formal surface pattern for wallpaperI am trying to produce some perhaps more formal and structured work while still staying true to the ideas and the aspirations of the mid-20th century. At the same time, of course, I also want to produce patterns that have some relevance today.

This design is for a formal room, perhaps similar to the room that I have made recently, and looks back in its elements and to an extent in its colours to an earlier period in British design when things were much simpler. This gives me the chance to use traditional elements in a more traditional way without simplifying them and also to use colour in a different way.

I am in the process of building a new room which is a little more formal and a little more interesting and hopefully this should be finished next week which will give me the chance to apply this as wallpaper.

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.

Aff311 Another Wallpaper

Classic pattern wallpaperThis is another wallpaper pattern for the new room which I am creating but, although you have seen some images, it is still in the process of being completed. It was my intention to prepare a few new patterns for the walls to make a start, so this, at least, is on schedule. As you have probably realised the room is a dining room in an upmarket house.

The wallpaper that I have designed so far is part of a collection which I am putting together for 2018 which comprises, for the most part, elements within circles. The main element in this design is not a circle but a shell although the overall look of the paper is very similar and so I am considering including this in my 2018 collection.

I had hoped that the room would be finished by today, ready for the new week, but there is still some work to do on the lighting and on the render settings and, as always seems to happen, this is going to take a little bit longer than I first thought. However, on the credit side, the wallpaper is finished and ready to be pasted.

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.