Kitchen Curtain Fabric

Mid-century Inspired PatternThis is a modern, mid-century style kitchen room that looks out onto a normal British suburban garden and has old fashioned curtains at the window.

The paintwork follows the conventional modern wisdom and is white and you would, perhaps, expect the curtain colour to be a plain one. Here however, I have used a red based pattern for the material to show just how good it looks to have a decorated design as a fabric pattern.

The design is based firmly in the mid-century decades and uses Post Office red and mustard as the background colours with oxlip, chocolate and a more modern red for the motif. The effect, I believe, is to give the room a much more homely and pleasing look that makes it look more like a house kitchen than a kitchen in a restaurant facility.

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.

Patterned Hall Carpet

aff186fiv_1000So many stairs these days seem to be decorated in either plain colours or by using the wood of which they are constructed which is OK except that the hallways always look light and bright but boring.

This design is an unusual one inspired by those patterns from the mid-century years and deliberately kept low-key to aid today’s designers. Carpet often seems to be left out of modern design and so I like to make an effort to produce something that is useable and pleasant without being too eye-catching or overboard.

The colours, taken from the mid-century palette in use at the time, are marine blue for the base and then chocolate, olive and mustard for the 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.

Yellow Mid-Century Inspired Wall Covering

aff185_1000Walls, I believe, are a vital part in the decoration scheme for any house and it is important that they reflect the desires and aspirations of the homeowner.

This design is intended to create a warm and interesting decorative pattern that gives both the homeowner and the visitor a viewpoint and leads their eyes across the surface of the wall. This is important because it means that people look at the room and its contents rather than seeing it as a plain coloured box.

The design is mid-century inspired and uses colours from a palette in use at the time to provide both contrast and the security of a regular repeating pattern. The colours chosen are warm and intended to look good on bright, sunny days when the sun from the window on the right illuminates the wall.

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.

Mid-Century Diamond Pattern Carpet

aff180_fiv_1000The problem with lighter-coloured, unpatterned carpet that seems so popular nowadays is that it always appears to look bland and uninviting and, worse of all, it shows every speck of dirt or bits of cotton that appear anywhere near it!

This pattern was intended as a carpet that displays a strong mid-century inspired design and, hopefully, will help by not showing up dirt or bits and thus cut down on cleaning and vacuuming. Practicality, I believe, is an important part of design and of a designer’s job.

The pattern uses marble green as a base and then olive, crimson, parakeet, tawny red and chocolate, all of which are taken from the mid-century palette in use at the time.

If you wish then 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.

Green Arch Wall

Mid-century Inspired PatternI created this set following an advert in a magazine because I liked the idea of having an arch to show off. Unfortunately, although I think it looks good, it does not exactly show the wall covering off to the best advantage. So, to get around this I have put the wallpaper on both the living room and the dining room walls, something that probably the houseower would not have done!

But, however you look at it, the effect is quite stunning, and the room has rendered even better than I had hoped. I am using the physical renderer in Cinema 4D and hoping that I will be able to do as well using Lightwave which I am at present (and rather slowly as it is hard work) transitioning to.

Back to the design, this is a mid-century inspired design using just Bredon Green and midnight blue for colours, although I have added some extra saturation to the green from the original to give the room a bit more contrast.

If you wish then 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.

Sunshine Wall

aff177aff_1000This is a new set that was created in Cinema 4D (probably my last set build in C4d as I am moving to Lightwave) and it was intended to show off the ‘modular style’ sofas that were appearing in the late 1950s.

Originally created with painted walls, the room looked very lonely and set-like and so I sat and designed this wall covering using elements and colours from the design period. To give an impression of sunshine and summer days, I used a background of jasmine with, for the motif, chocolate, Post Office red and finally bottle green.

The room now looks, I think, brighter and much more of a homely and inviting room. In fact, sitting here looking at the image full screen on the other monitor I really wish I was able to get up and walk inside!

If you wish then 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.

Colourful Stair Wall

aff175_1000Stair decoration is often neglected by both homeowners and also by decorating magazines but the stairs and staircase are an important part of the house.

Here I have taken a pattern – it’s called mid-century meets art-deco – and used it as a feature wall on one side of the staircase to provide interest and decoration and to make the space look wider.

Previously, the way this set was created, the walls were just a painted surface. While this looked pleasantly light and airy, it also made the space seem very uninspiring and looking too functional – rather they way that a hotel lobby sometimes looks.

With this in mind, and to complement this decoration idea, I have also used a wall covering of faint stripes on the other walls to prevent them from looking too bland and to add interest for both the visitor and homeowner alike. The overall effect, I think, is both decorative and interesting.

If you wish then 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.