Aff537 Pattern

I decided to create another design to be used for wrapping paper and to help me I looked at some of the more interesting 1950s British patterns that had been created. This period used talent that had emerged fresh and eager to design in a hopeful world recovering from the horror of the recent war and is a fertile period for inspiration.

The design uses simple and very obvious motives to create a flamboyant and quite decorative pattern effect. The inspiration is very mid-century and the colours used are from my extended mid-century palette of colours that would have been used at the time.

I have already tried this as a texture for wrapping paper and I am pleased with the result although I want to try and make my final 3D image look a little nicer before I bring it to you. I have had some further thoughts about other uses for the design and, of course, it is quite possible that this could be used to make gift bags, the sort that I have already presented in this blog. In addition, this is, I feel, a pattern that could have a quite wide variety of other interesting decorative uses.

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.

Aff536 Pattern

I have been hampered for some time by the lack of a suitable 3D set that I can use to display designs created for fashion. I am pleased to say that I have now been able to produce a set which I am happy with and one that allows me to easily adjust the scale of the textures which is something that was previously causing problems.

The first pattern I intend to use is shown above. This design, as you would expect, has its roots in mid-century and the colouring is also based on simple mid-century colours which would have been in use at the time. The design was intended from the outset to be for fashion and the weekend has given me the chance to make some alterations to the mannequin set that I used previously which now allows me to display fashion patterns correctly and also lets me easily change the scale of texture.

I am putting the final touches to the 3D image and I will be excited to bring this to you shortly.

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.

Aff535 Pattern

This is a complex pattern but made up of simple parts to give a strong Belle Epoque 2 look and also with a strong sense of order and of repeating elements that take the eye from side to side as you view this swatch. This is, of course, a pattern that is designed for wrapping paper or possibly paper used to make gift bags.

The elements to create this design come from my stock of reusable motifs and, for that reason, many of the elements are mid-century in their inspiration. The colours that are used are also taken from my mid-century palette and represent the kind of colours that would have been in use in the United Kingdom in the mid-century years.

Personally, whenever I use wrapping paper, I like to position the paper as straight as I can depending upon the object that I am wrapping and for this reason I prefer wrapping paper that has a strong sense of direction. The alternative is to produce a design which is much more random and, although I do produce patterns like this, I find them less satisfactory for this purpose.

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.

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.