Aff501 Paper And Fabric

Predictably, I was unable to make my mind up whether to go with the paper or with the use of fabric and so I decided to show you both and let you decide for yourself.

Actually, having said that, it is not entirely true because usually when I make patterns, I make them for a specific purpose although just lately I have been experimenting more with the final product.

I have to say that out of all of the images I prefer the look of this pattern as paper although other people have said that they like the design as curtain material. In the end, of course, it matters little since the patterns will not be made into either paper or fabric but it is an interesting exercise.

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.

Aff501 Pattern

This design was created to be used for wrapping paper, and in particular I saw it as producing gift bags but, when I reviewed the pattern as a finished swatch, I began to have other ideas.

It is a Belle Epoque 2 design with a fast repeat and a small-scale but, like the design that I have just featured, it also looks good at a slightly larger scale. Therefore I naturally began to think that it might have a use as a design for soft furnishing.

I have some experimentation to do and we will have to see which use I think turns out to be the best. The motifs used in the design are simple ones and the colouring is taken from the extended palette that I use and which was obtained from colours created for the British Standard in the mid-century decades.

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 Pattern

This is pattern number 500 of the series made with Affinity Designer and I had a look back to find that I started using Designer at the end of April 2017, some two years ago. At that time I switched from Adobe Illustrator as my main pattern making software and since then I we have not felt the need to go back to it, at least for creating patterns at any rate.

This design incorporates much of my ideas about Belle Epoque 2 and it uses colours taken from my extended mid-century palette to create a soft yet interesting design. The background colour is one that I have not overused and is called cygnet.

The design was created with the intention of using it for soft furnishings, and in particular I intended to use it for curtain material. Once I have posted this, I will have a look at my various sets and see if I can find one that will show the pattern up well.

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.

Aff492 Pattern

This pattern was designed with my ideas of Belle Epoque 2 in mind and was intended for use in the home as soft furnishing, most probably for cushions, chair covers and curtains.

The motif is mid-century inspired and, once again, the colours are from the extended mid-century palette that I have been using now for sometime. I did toy with the idea of using this design as wallpaper but with, of course, a different colouring but I felt that the design would work better for fabric.

As befits patterns created to conform to Belle Epoque 2, the design is very regular and has a definite way to it which, I have to be honest, is something that I like to see in fabric.

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.

Aff491 Another Carpet Design

This is another carpet design which, for continuity, is shown as carpet in the same room as in the last post, except that the sofa fabric has been changed to something that I think looks a little nicer.

This design, like the last one, was inspired by my ideas of Belle Epoque 2 and, as you can see, it is small-scale with a simple motif and a fast repeat. Once again, the motifs are simple ones that could have existed and been used during the mid-century period while the colours are also ones which would have been available at that time.

The pattern is intended to look unified but with a definite sense of movement to complement the dimensions of the room and hopefully make the room look larger as a result. The colours are bright and bold but the whole is not intended to be too intrusive.

The sofa fabric has been changed to a new texture which I have created using Filter Forge 7 and which I think looks a little more like fabric.

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 hehttps://www.flickr.com/photos/134376528@N06/re.

Aff490 Carpet

This design was intended for carpet and, in particular, for a robust and delightful carpet that could be of use in any modern living room.

The design uses some fairly standard motifs that would have been used mid-century and the colours are taken from my extended mid-century range of colours that would have been available at the time.

For a mid-century modern room or even for a 21st-century room, this carpet would look bright and bold yet relatively unobtrusive without catching the eye of a visitor. The range of colours that are used would probably mean that this design would suit most rooms.

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.

Aff487 As Wallpaper

Wallpaper serves, and has served for a good number of years, the very important task of providing decoration to the walls of the room. Without wallpaper, the walls look uninteresting and the room becomes dull and boring.

This design is mid-century based, in fact it would not look out of place in a room in the 1970s in the United Kingdom. The colours, as well, are taken from the mid-century palette and, again, would not look out of place during that decade. However, this was not intended as a period wallpaper but designed to be used in a modern setting.

The set that I have used is a mid-century designed modern room and I envisaged the wallpaper as covering just one wall. I have tried to make the design such that the wallpaper shows up the dimensions of the wall and also its length since this is quite a big room.

I have included a swatch of the pattern in a slightly different colour which was the way that I saw this design originally. Unfortunately, this was a way which did not seem to work once it is used in a room. As have said before, this is one of the big advantages of being able to use 3D sets to test the designs.

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.