Aff534 Pattern

This is a bold and very extrovert pattern that is intended to look a little more random when seen close to but, from far away, the pattern seems to become much more regular. It was designed specifically to be seen from a distance which the swatch will not easily do but you will have the chance, I hope, to see this pattern as wallpaper.

The motif is obviously a simple one which has been used throughout the generations and was, of course, used extensively mid-century. The colours, perhaps surprisingly, are mid-century colours and are taken from my extended mid-century colour palette that would have been used at the time.

I have done some initial experimentation to look at the pattern from a distance and I am looking forward to creating this design as a wallpaper to see if I can produce the same effect which I can then bring to you.

This design also fits my criteria for Belle Epoque 2 with the simple, closely spaced motifs and the fast repeat. It is, as patterns go, a little simple but I think that my guidelines could be stretched enough to include it.

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.

Aff532 Pattern

Before you tell me, I know this design is out of sequence because I have been working to revise some of my sets that are used as mockups for the wallpaper, soft furnishings and other products for which my patterns could, if they were ever produced, find a use. This design was intended as soft furnishings and I was unhappy with the final result and so I have made some changes to the set in order to produce what I think is a better result.

The pattern is a very simple design that uses a motif inspired by those produced in the 1950s. The colouring is mid-century and is taken from my extended palette and gives the final design a definite mid-century feel but it also has, I believe, I look which would work well with modern decor..

The intention is to use this design as curtains and I’m hoping that I can produce a good quality mockup which looks a little more realistic and a little better than the ones that I have used recently.

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.

Aff533 Pattern

This design is intended as a pattern to be used on soft furnishings, and I had in mind curtains and cushions and it was intended, as is much of my work, for a living room or dining area.

The design follows my ideas for Belle Epoque 2 and takes for its inspiration the designs made in the 1950s in the United Kingdom. It is not, however, a proper mid-century design since the fast repeat and the colouring creates the Belle Epoque 2 ‘turn-of-the-century’ look. The design was intended to be used at the scale shown although there will need to be some experimentation, particularly if I intend to use the design as a material that could be used for cushions.

The colours, however, are mid-century and are from my extended British Standard palette that I frequently 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.

Aff531 As A Pattern

This pattern is very similar to the previous pattern in the sense that it is a Belle Epoque 2 design although I actually intended it as fabric and quite possibly at a larger scale than that shown by the swatch above.

Like the previous pattern it is intended to look imposing and bold and so I saw it as curtain material. In fact, I might well try and use it in the same modern apartment set.

The design is inspired by the motifs of the 1960s and 70s in the United Kingdom and the colouring is taken from my extended palette that follows the British Standard and would have been in use at the time.

For the benefit of the swatch, I have shown this pattern as a Belle Epoque 2 design and I will experiment and see if I can use it at a smaller scale on, for example, some cushions in the set that I use. One of the big advantages of using a design like this with a fast repeat and close spaced motifs is that you can vary the scale and the pattern continues to look good.

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.

Aff530 As A Pattern

Curtain patterns or soft furnishing designs can be difficult to get right and in this case I decided to use blue, a colour that I like but one which for some reason I seldom seem to use.

However, after some experimentation I seem to have produced a design which has the right shades of the colour and which also looks varied enough to be used to make an interesting and useful curtain material.

The design uses motifs influenced by the 1970s but where in that decade the motifs would have been larger and without confining shapes, I have used them a little smaller inside pleasantly rounded rectangles. The colours, I need hardly say, are from my extended range of colours that could well have been found mid-century. The design also conforms to my ideas of Belle Epoque 2 because it has a small motif, colours that contrast (to an extent) and a fast repeat.

I believe that this will make an interesting and pleasant soft furnishing fabric and I particularly saw it at a larger scale than I have used of late as curtaining. I’m looking forward to using it in one of my 3D sets.

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.

Aff529 As A Pattern

There are no surprises, I am afraid, for guessing that this design is intended for wrapping paper or, alternatively, for the paper used to make gift bags and similar.

The motifs are modern in their creation although similar motifs did occur mid-century and the colouring used is from my extended mid-century range of colours although I have chosen those hues that have a modern look. There was no particular purpose to the design, I just felt that this could be used for any purpose although perhaps as a Christmas paper it does not exactly appeal.

It is possible to change the colouring although doing so does lose some of the impact and so, in all probability, this will just be a single colour 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.

Aff528 As A Pattern

We are definitely in the territory of Belle Epoque 2 with this design which utilises a small-scale, a fast repeat and colours that have quite a lot of contrast. The idea for this design was to produce a wallpaper for a feature wall, possibly a small area, in a modern room. However, looking at the final image I am wondering whether this might be more suitable for gift paper.

The motif contains ideas and inspirations that are both mid-century and from a much earlier era while the colouring is definitely mid-century and is taken from my extended British palette which would have been in use at the time. The background colour is yaffle green, a yaffle being the colloquial English name for a woodpecker.

In case you have not already seen this, my ideas for Belle Epoque 2 are to create designs which are colourful, bold and reflect the decorating style of the 1900s in Europe but which are also mid-century influenced and are designed to decorate and enhance the furnishings and wall coverings of modern rooms. Also, for my own reference since I use this blog has notes, I have used 1.6 version of Affinity Designer since the 1.7 version still seems to be buggy.

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.