Jumble Walls

aff342_1200This is the wallpaper from the pattern which I called Jumble Bells and posted a few days ago. I approached this project with some trepidation since I was not sure that a heavily floral pattern such as this would suit the walls in a modern dining room.

I need not have worried, however, because, as you can see above, the floral pattern evens out on a large surface to produce what is in effect a variegated colour. The result, I believe, is to make the walls look more interesting than they would with a solid colour and to give the room character and prevent it from looking like the inside of a cardboard box.

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.

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.

Stylish Curtains Aff317

Stylish curtains instead of plain for a roomThis particular pattern has appeared before with slightly different, or perhaps I should say slightly less, colours as just a pattern and the original design was also used by me for a carpet material. This is a development of the design intended for fabric and shown here as it would look as curtain material.

In this room the walls have a wallpaper that has a quiet texture which breaks up the regularity of the walls and provides a little warmth. It also acts as a foil to show the curtains to their best advantage. Obviously the curtains are shown here closed but during the day they would be open so that the view out onto the garden, or whatever lay outside, would be framed on either side by the material.

Patterned curtains like this which have a regular repeating design make such a difference to the decorative effect and overall appearance of a room. So much so that it seems hardly worth my saying that using a plain colour for the curtains would make the room look very box-like and not at all inviting.

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.

Upmarket Walpaper Aff313

Upmarket wallpaper design in an upmarket roomThis was the formal wallpaper pattern that I created some time back and posted here a few days ago with the promise that I would show the wallpaper on the walls of a new room that I was then modelling.

Well, the new room is finished and you can see the result above with the formal wallpaper applied to the walls. It is an upmarket room as you can see and the wallpaper design is intended to match the style of the room and also the intended use of the room as a somewhat restrained lounge in a rather big house.

This is an interesting exercise because, having completed this, I am immediately thinking how this room would look with perhaps more modern and forward thinking owners. There is always a tendency to create rooms which reflect one’s own ideas. Perhaps it may be more interesting for me to come out of my comfort zone and create a much more modern room with a more modern wallcovering and so this will be a project that I will mark forward to do over the next few days.

In the interim, however, I am pleased with the way that this room has turned out and with the design that I have created which I think compliments the use of the room and creates the look that I wanted

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.

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.

We Can Fly Carpeting

Surfacepattern intended for a carpet designInterior design for a carpet on stairs and hallI was born in a house that had floorboards in all the rooms and also had a large, wooden staircase that I can remember climbing when I was very young. Ever since then I have disliked floorboards so I suppose I am, to an extent, biased against them.

Floorboards are noisy, draughty and at night they creek which can be very off-putting. Carpet, on the other hand, is warm, insulating and, if it is installed correctly, silent. Although I do produce rooms that have floorboards I always prefer, if I can, to make rooms that have carpet and I have created this hall and stairs just to show off carpet designs.

This design is intended to be a good quality, carpet for areas where there is a lot of traffic. To this end the colours are well saturated and there is a lot of contrast in the design. I have also tried to make the design an interesting one that has pleasant curves and shapes to complement the colours. The carpet does not have a way to it, or at least I did not intend it to such, although I do prefer the look of it in the hall running crossways rather than from end to end. However, I intend to use this design shortly on a different room and show you that it will look just as good running in the other direction.

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.