Aff438 Pattern

Thinking about the idea of a new Belle Epoque set of patterns, I decided to look at the sort of designs created in the United Kingdom in the 1950s. They were, it has to be said, quite varied although these days the vast majority of patterns of this type tend to just use one or two particular shapes and a handful of colours.

With this in mind, I have created a design which suggests the 1950s and uses very straightforward shapes which would have been used at that time with colours which are definitely from the mid-century range of colours used in the 1950s. Patterns like this are difficult to use as fabric but they do make exceptionally good wall coverings which is why I intend to try and make this into a wallpaper which I will hopefully show later.

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.

Aff437 Pattern

This pattern, I believe, goes very much to the heart of Belle Epoque 2 and creates a design that is exactly the sort of design that is intended to beautify and enhance a modern dwelling.

As all my designs, this pattern shares a mid-century feel for the motif and, naturally, uses colours from the mid-century palette. The effect that I tried to create was one of dense colour and pattern and also to instil in the design a sense of happiness and well-being.

If I have succeeded, then this will be an excellent pattern to use for soft furnishings and I can see it being used both for cushions designed for accent and for curtains intended to be noticed and which are used for effect.

I now have my computer working again for 3D and so I am hoping to spend a little time today, if I am able, to create a visualisation using this pattern.

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.

Aff436 Wallpaper

This is a nice pattern that was intended as a wallcovering which could be used in most rooms in the house although, for a change, I decided to show it in use in the bedroom.

The design has mid-century roots and the colouring is definitely from the mid-century decades, at least the way that colour was used in the United Kingdom in the 1960s. The background colour is mustard and the motif uses magnolia, both of which were popular colours at that time and both of which are colours that I frequently use to portray the mid-century.

I have not included the swatch as the make up of the pattern is quite obvious from the illustration above as is the colouring. The scene is a simple bedroom one although, as I am sure you will be aware, this wallcovering would look equally at home in a living room, kitchen/diner or even in a hallway where it would, I think, create a pleasant and airy feeling of space.

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.

Aff435 Feature Wallpaper

As I said I would, I spent a little time creating a new 3D file using this particular image as a wallcovering for a feature wall. After some thought, I decided to use the modern dining room with the nice bifold doors leading out onto the garden.

The purpose of this wallpaper is to provide a feature for the visitor as they enter the room. Obviously you cannot see the entire room but you have to imagine that the door is in the right hand wall positioned somewhere in front of the seating area. The whole scene has two sofas facing one another with an occasional table in between.

I have used a slightly bigger scale than that shown in the swatch in the last post because that seemed to suit the space better and to make the wall look more obvious and decorated. Using a smaller scale had a similar effect but here the wall looked more uniformly coloured, an idea that I was anxious to avoid. Thinking about the look of the room I was pleased with the result and, were this my living and dining area, I would be happy with the colours and the look that has been created.

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.

Aff435 Feature Wall Pattern

More Belle Epoque 2 today, I began this design thinking of the patterns that I had created in the last few days and looking back at some of the fantastic and original work created at the turn-of-the-century in Europe.

Although the basic design has mid-century roots and, for this one, mid-century colouring from the extended British palette, it does owe something to the look of earlier decades. In fact this applies to much of the pioneering design work of the 1950s.

I saw this, and created it, to be a wallcovering for a feature wall. My actual thoughts were to use it for a small area of wall which was intended to take the visitors eye and become part of a main feature for the room. I have been a little lax in creating 3D interior visualisation scenes of late but I intend today to find time to use this wallcovering in a room and show in more detail precisely what I had in mind.

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.

Aff434 Pattern

With my ideas about a new Belle Epoque in mind, I created this pattern which I thought expressed the ideas that I had quite well and which would look good as a fabric perhaps for soft furnishings or even for fashion.

The basic motifs are mid-century in their origin although the colouring, for this particular piece, is not true to the decades. The colours began as mid-century but they have been shifted slightly up in the spectrum thus giving the pattern, I believe, a more modern and contemporary look.

I did try this pattern as a texture to use on curtains in a three-dimensional scene that I was creating and I was pleased with 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.

Aff433 Inconsequential Wall Covering

Wallpaper can, of course, the bold and striking and designed to catch the eye of visitor is as a room is entered. But often it is wanted to direct a visitor’s attention to some other element in the room rather than focus attention on the walls. In such a case should the walls be a plain colour or texture?

This is a good option but it does rather miss the chance to provide a gentle undulation to the walls in order to prevent them from being plain and solid and, perhaps, boring. This wallpaper is not designed to catch the eye but it is intended to make a wall look interesting and to prevent it from looking too ‘solid’.

The pattern is made from leaves and flower elements that have mid-century roots and the whole is coloured using mid-century colours from the British Standard palette in use at the time. On a wall in a large room this wallpaper would look inconsequential yet its effect on the overall structure of the room should not be underestimated.

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.