Green Floral

Green floral surface patternYes, you are quite right have seen this pattern before because I used it with a blue background in a slightly different form for bedroom wallpaper a few posts ago.

However, patterns are flexible and a good design can often serve more than one purpose. With some further alteration and the addition of a background which has a variegated diffuse, the pattern will become very suitable as a fabric.

This could well be a cushion or other soft furnishing design intended to bring a cool but fresh look to a lounge or dining room. I did see it as a possible furnishing fabric for, perhaps, the seats of dining chairs although experimentation persuaded me against this since the design is a little too unbalanced for that use.

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.

Design Aff314

A pattern design for fabric or wallpaperI’m creating a collection of patterns designed primarily for covering walls which are composed, to one extent or another, with circles or discs and it goes by the catchy title of Disc Project one.

This is yet another disc-based design which was intended as wallcovering although I have to say that I quite like the look of the pattern and I might experiment with using it as fabric rather than paper.

The design is not a complex one and does bear some resemblance to designs produced in the 1970s and, although the colouring is different, it is quite similar in hue. As you can see there is considerable contrast between the background and the colours which helps to make this look bold and bright. In fact, it may well be that I shall change the background to soften the image slightly if I intend to use it as wallcovering. I’m in the process of turning the room which you have already seen as a dining room into a lounge and this is earmarked as a suitable pattern for use on the walls

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.

New Room Furnished

New 3D archviz room made with C4DYou have seen the new room I created after it was finished, now you can see the same room with furniture and some decoration to the wall.

The wallpaper is one of the first wall coverings that I developed for this room and is designed to give it a light, airy and modern look so that I can decide if I am happy with the overall aspect of the room. Fortunately I am.

The room is designed as a traditional, large dining room so that there is a considerable expanse of wall for the wallpaper to cover. I have learned from experience that making rooms the size perhaps of the rooms in my own house makes them look small and rather cramped once they are converted to 3D. For this reason I have made the room quite large, probably larger than I would want in a dining room. It does however produce that long wall to give an opportunity to see the wallpaper both in the light from the main window and in the shadow afforded by the room next door.

I have been creating 3D interior visualisations and designing textures for some years now and I wanted to try and produce something that would make my textures look the way that I always intended them to. This room does that.

It was made with my new Cinema 4D release 19 but it does not use the PBR materials, but instead uses the old-fashioned way of creating them but using the physical renderer. These 3D rooms are not intended to show how good I am at 3D architectural visualisation (I’m not) but are simply a vehicle to show how my patterns will look in real-life.

I have learned that there is a big difference between producing a surface pattern and then applying that image to a wall, a dress or a cushion. Whilst the pattern may look nice and satisfying as a square, two-dimensional image it can look very different once it is applied to an object. This is why, many years ago, I turned such skills as I have with 3D into producing images that show my textures wrapped around objects. (You can see my development as a 3D artist from my Flickr page below.)

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this room with a different pattern and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my ever-growing Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Mid-Century Inspired Furnishing Fabric

aff167_43I like making patterns for use on furniture since they tend to always look nice and there is something very satisfying about creating a design that will be used on furnishings.

The pattern is influenced, as you can see, by floral designs that appeared mid-decade in the 20th century in the UK but, since this is for furnishings, the design is quite simple.

According to my notes I used poppy red, regal red, chestnut and maple for the design with magnolia for the background.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Dark Pattern

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Dark Pattern

This is a little different for me in that it is a dark background pattern where most of my designs use lighter bases designed for wallpaper, furnishing and similar.

Not that this could not be a wallpaper, it is just that I can’t think of a set that I have in which it would look good. However, what I can say is that it was fun to make.

In this case the background is black (rather than chocolate which I usually use for black), brass, Paris green, poppy red and finally lovely anchusa, all of which, of course, are mid-century colours.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Bright Midcentury Inspired Curtains

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Bright Midcentury Inspired Curtains

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Bright Midcentury Inspired Curtains Swatch

Mid-century motifs and mid-century colours can be used to create such a wide variety of designs and patterns that they can be used to furnish a whole home.

This particular design uses simple motifs and colours in a straight forward arrangement to create a bright, no nonsense pattern that is shown here used as the fabric of curtains. I was so pleased with the look of the design that I have just used the image of the curtains with no supporting parts of the room included!

The colours used are taken from my mid-century palette and, according to my notes made at the time, they are magnolia for the background with moss green, ribbon blue, cyclamen and poppy red the colours used to make up the motifs.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.