Green Pointy Pattern

I am a little late in showing this pattern as I intended to do it yesterday, Friday, but unfortunately I did not have time and so I am working in the studio on Saturday once again.

This design was a fun one to create and was intended from the outset for curtains although, perhaps, the intention in my mind was to create curtains for a larger room, perhaps a corporate style room. The image above shows a hotel style room with curtains at the window.

The motifs, based as you can see on leaves, are inspired by my research into mid-century motifs, in particular those found in the 1960s in the United Kingdom. The colouring is intended to be mid-century although I have used my extended palette to make the colours are little more saturated than they may perhaps have been at the time, although this is in keeping with the designs produced in the second half of the 1960s decade.

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.

Curtains For The 1989 House

Design in light yellow of medium size motifs for use as curtaining in the 1989 living room3D model of curtains in a hotel or function roomWe have the wallpaper, now this is the design for the curtains for the 1989 living room. There has always been, at least in mid-century times, a possibility of using the same fabric for various soft furnishings about the house so this curtain material could appear as cushions, or even as loose covers for a sofa or easy chair. I have not yet completed the design for the furniture although it may well be that I will use this pattern as the fabric for a cushion.

The design is a simple one and uses a motif that is a stylised version of a motif that goes back beyond Victorian times to the 17th century in the United Kingdom. If you look at designs that are used for fabric patterns, you will find that there are many motifs that owe their existence to the patterns created many, many centuries ago.

The colours are simple colours, the type of hues that would have been available to a designer at that time. The 1980s and 90s was on the cusp of the transition between ‘decorated’ interiors and the type of interior that we see today, which show much less decoration and more solid colours.

For that reason the pattern, as with the wallcovering, is created simply and easily without too much contrast in the colours or in the pattern. I have to admit to a liking for simple and easy design as much as I do the riotous and devil-may-care designs of the 1960s.

You, in fact, don’t see that much of the curtains in the room and so, to show the design better, I have used the curtains in this rather old set which was designed to resemble a large hotel or function room.

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.

Two Sofas

aff334_c.jpgAs I suggested I would, I spent some time yesterday and today using the surface pattern that I last posted to show how it would look if it were made into a soft-furnishing fabric.

I thought the design looked good and I felt that it would work well as a furniture covering so I used it on two of the sofas that I use in my normal 3D work. I think I have said this before, but I have decided to show furnishing fabric just by itself on the furniture rather than show the furnishing in a complete room since I think that this shows the design better and is less confusing.

This simple pattern has elements designed to accentuate the lines and dimensions of the furniture to make it appear inviting and pleasant. That is, the sofas are not eye-catching and colourful but are the sort of coverings that you would expect to find on everyday furnishings, perhaps in your own home.

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.

Fun Cushion Patterns

Fun cushion surface patternAs I promised yesterday, I have been able to use this new pattern as a fabric and this time on cushions. I did some time back create patterns for cushions which were for sale and I may decide to do this again having seen the results today.

What I like about this result is that the cushions have the look of a bold pattern and yet, at first glance, the eye tends to take in the result in one look. This, course, is the way that cushion fabric should be and I have to admit to being pleased with the result.

It is also possible to use this pattern at a smaller scale although, to be honest, I do like the cushions at this scale so that the motif is easily visible. Reducing the scale does have the effect of making the eye look twice at the pattern which was not the way that I intended it to work.

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.

Brown Furniture Fabric

Furnishing fabricAs I promised, I have turned the brown design that I created into a furnishing pattern and applied it as a texture to a sofa using my 3D program, Cinema 4D.

Firstly, you will see that the image that I have used has a lot less going on than is normal in my 3D images. I began creating sets to showcase designs by simply taking a larger room and showing a small sample of it, for example a sofa in front of a window. However, recently, I have been looking at better ways to bring you these images. A look on Bing showed me that the vast majority of manufacturers will show a very simple image of a sofa with, quite often, nothing around it. I did not want to go this far but I did experiment, and this is the reason for the delay in bringing this image to you, with removing some of the extraneous detail.

I am pleased with the result which shows just the sofa and a plain wall and floor. I am sure that this shows the texture better and it will also enable other textures that I create to be directly compared.

I hope that you like this new way of producing the images because it is something that I intend to do in the future and to take more interest in displaying my designs for their best effect.

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.

Stylish Curtains Aff317

Stylish curtains instead of plain for a roomThis particular pattern has appeared before with slightly different, or perhaps I should say slightly less, colours as just a pattern and the original design was also used by me for a carpet material. This is a development of the design intended for fabric and shown here as it would look as curtain material.

In this room the walls have a wallpaper that has a quiet texture which breaks up the regularity of the walls and provides a little warmth. It also acts as a foil to show the curtains to their best advantage. Obviously the curtains are shown here closed but during the day they would be open so that the view out onto the garden, or whatever lay outside, would be framed on either side by the material.

Patterned curtains like this which have a regular repeating design make such a difference to the decorative effect and overall appearance of a room. So much so that it seems hardly worth my saying that using a plain colour for the curtains would make the room look very box-like and not at all inviting.

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.

Aff310 Red Round Fabric

Red Fabric 3DThis pattern was always going to be a fabric pattern and was originally intended to be curtain fabric for one of my rooms. However, after I had completed it, I found that it was too modern and in a way too colourful to go in a mid-century set.

But, all is not lost, for it would make an excellent fabric for many modern purposes and possibly even as a fashion fabric. So, I have created a 3D fabric simulation which you see above which shows how this pattern would look created as a swatch.

The design was made using Affinity Designer and, once rendered, it was modified using Snap Art 4 and finally created in 3D with Cinema 4D. I had originally intended to delete this pattern but I persevered and I am so pleased that I did and pleased also with the result which looks far better than I originally thought. Yes, there is a lesson in there for me somewhere I think.

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.