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.

Aff486 Pattern

This is another Belle Epoque 2 style pattern this was intended for soft furnishings and in particular, it was designed for curtains. The pattern is a small one with a fast repeat and this enables it not to catch the eye but to look decorative.

The motif is a simple one and could well have been found in a mid-century catalogue of furnishing fabric and, of course, the colouring uses colours which would have been found during that period.

Curtain material is difficult to produce because it is all too easy to make a design which is too obtrusive and which catches the eye when all the homeowner wants is to create a ‘wall of colour’ in order to complement the colours and styles already in use in the 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.

Happy Easter

Made myself a new room so that I can sit back this afternoon, put my feet up and watch TV.

Happy Easter!

Aff480 Gift Bag

I was pleased with the parcel that I made using wrapping paper and so I thought that I would create a gift bag which is just the sort of item that would use this sort of wrapping paper design.

I have not made it too obtrusive but it does look, hopefully, inviting and would make you want to open it to see what was inside. This is something of a new departure for me so I am still developing my ideas and trying to see what works and what doesn’t work.

The design is classic mid-century while the colouring is also from the mid-century range of colours that were being used at the time.

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.