Aff516 Furnishing Fabric

I had intended, as I explained in the last post, to use this design as a furnishing fabric or alternatively as a fabric that might be suitable for curtains or cushions.

In this particular colour, the design is a little unsuited to curtains or cushions, but it does make, I believe, an excellent furnishing fabric. Obviously, the look of the design varies according to the furniture on which it is used but in this case I have teamed it with a sofa with wooden arms which go nicely with the dark colour.

This is not intended as a reproduction fabric or indeed as a fabric intended for a mid-century modern room but as a modern fabric. However, having said this, it would look equally good on a sofa or similar piece of furniture in a mid-century period room.

Below is a link to a product on Amazon UK for Color And Pattern, a book about pattern creation by Khristian Howell which I found so useful (and still do and still use). It is well worth a look.

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.

Aff516 Pattern

This is a modern pattern, intended as a furniture pattern, but one which has a very mid-century origin although that origin is not immediately apparent.

Motifs such as this, which are basically geometric motifs, were quite common in the 1950s in the United Kingdom and here I have used them in square confines in order to produce an overall design. The colouring is taken from my extended mid-century palette and uses the sort of colour that might have been used on mid-century furniture.

These days, furnishings have a variety of patterns and colours, many of which are much bolder. However, there is still a place, I feel, for more traditional colours and patterns and I will experiment using this as a texture on perhaps a sofa and see the result

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.

Below is a link to a product on Amazon UK for Color And Pattern, a book about pattern creation by Khristian Howell which I found so useful (and still do and still use). It is well worth a look.

Aff514 Pattern

This is a Belle Epoque 2 type pattern that has what I call a two-tone effect built in so that the overall look of the design catches the eye because it seems at first look to be unusual.

This design falls into my category of Belle Epoque 2 because it is of a relatively small-scale and it also has a fast repeat. During creation, I saw this pattern as being suitable for wallpaper or as an alternative for the standard soft furnishings and I shall spend a little time trying various alternatives to see which works best.

The inspiration for the design comes from both the motifs of the 1960s as they were used in the United Kingdom along with the overall look that wallpapers had during the 1970s. The colouring is taken from my extended mid-century palette.

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.

Below is a link to a product on Amazon UK for Color And Pattern, a book about pattern creation by Khristian Howell which I found so useful (and still do and still use). It is well worth a look.

Aff510 Pattern

This is designed as a wallpaper pattern and is intended to be used on one wall as a feature pattern. However, it has to be said, it is not a feature pattern which is going to be instantly noticeable although it will, I hope, provide a focal point in the room and will also enhance its look for a visitor.

The motif is a simple Belle Epoque 2 style pattern at a relatively small scale although I might look at the possibility of reducing the scale further once it is used on the wall. For the colours, I used those from the British Standard and for the background I chose buttermilk and for the motifs I used golden brown, poppy red and canary yellow.

I am thinking along the lines of using this for an upmarket style apartment or something of that nature and I am looking forward to the chance to experiment and see which looks best.

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.

Aff500 Curtains

As I promised I would, I have created an image showing how this design would look if it were converted into curtain fabric and used to create the curtains at a living room window.

Having tried some experimentation, I have, in fact, used a scale slightly larger than the scale I intended but I think that this gives the curtains are little more of an opulent look. The ideal scale, I think, very much depends on the design and it is always worth experimenting to see which scale works the best.

The set that I have used is a new one created in Cinema 4D and which I think gives a better idea of the way that the material would look made in this way

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.

Three Footstools With Cloth Patterns

These are three soft furnishing patterns created to cover items of home furniture and are here shown as they would appear if they were used on three footstools.

Whilst these patterns are not specifically mid-century, such material would have been available at the time although, it has to be said, mid-century furniture tended to be covered with muted floral patterns.

The patterns were made with Filter Forge and are intended to create a random texture suitable for use with furniture. Before you ask, I have experimented using more recent Belle Epoque 2 style patterns at a very small scale and the effect was both extremely satisfying and very modern and I promise to bring you the results a little later on.

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.

Marathon 2019 Palette

I had the pleasure of watching most of the 2019 London Marathon on TV and, during the course of the event, I took a photograph from the television of the runners whilst they were on the course.

Afterwards, using Affinity Designer, I created a palette using the image and you can see both the screen shot from the television, suitably cropped, as well as the palette created in Designer above.

Obviously, this is not a mid-century mix of colours but I was excited to create it because it does use a good selection of modern hues. I am looking forward to using it along with the existing mid-century British colours that I already use.

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.