Low Key Curtains

Mid-century inspired pattern

Low Key Curtains

Mid-century inspired pattern

Low Key Curtains Swatch

This is a pattern which uses perhaps more modern ideas and motifs but with mid-century ideals and colours from the British Standard in use in the 1950s and 60s in the United Kingdom.

The design is the sort of design that might have been available in the 1950s and here I have adapted it as curtain material in a very ordinary mid-century living room. The effect is to make the curtains look clean and uncluttered and in that sense, they look modern. This could be an excellent design if used in a newly created mid-century room.

According to my notes the colour of the background is sky while the colours used in the motif are Paris green, middle brown and montella.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

Eye-Catching Midcentury Sofa

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Eye-Catching Midcentury Sofa

Mid-century inspired pattern

Eye-Catching Midcentury Sofa Swatch

Mid-century fabric designs need not be dull, in fact many of the ideas and patterns produced in those decades can still look good in the right setting.

Here I have created a mid-century inspired design that owes much to the colours and the gaiety of the 1960s and I have used it as a covering for a sofa in one of my mid-century inspired living room sets. The effect is eye-catching and it is a design that really does get noticed.

Although intended as a mid-century inspired design it could, I feel, be used successfully today as a furnishing fabric. The colours are a background of anchusa (named after a type of flower), poppy red, magnolia, Paris green and canary yellow.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

Black And Red Top

Mid-century inspired pattern

Black And Red Top

Mid-century inspired pattern

Black And Red Top Swatch

I was pleased with the way my new mannequins looked and so I decided to create a mid-century inspired design especially just for one of them.

This design owes a lot to mid-century ideas and uses colours from the British Standard in use in the United Kingdom mid-century. The motif is influenced by 1970s elements, the sort that were used extensively in the UK.

I teamed it with a leather look pair of pants and I was pleased with the contrast that it created. The swatch, incidentally, shows the colour scheme the way I created it originally.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

Another Day Another Top

Mid-century inspired pattern

Another Day Another Top

The set that I used for the top I showcased yesterday was created from a compete shop front called ‘The Mannequin Shop Window’. It was what I wanted but it was a little cumbersome to use so I thought to create something a little lighter and easier for my 3D program to manage.

This is the result. It is a mid-century design that I have placed on the model’s top and I am a little happier both with the result and how easy it was to create and manage the image.

For those that are interested in such things, the background colour is mid-century daybreak while the colours used for the pattern are recorded in my notes as black, middle brown, orange and poppy red – all of which are genuine mid-century hues.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

Black And White Top

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Black And White Top

Mid-century inspired pattern

Black And White Top Swatch

As I said I would, I used the black and (almost) white mid-century inspired design as a fashion fabric and I was pleased with the result.

One thing I had to do was to make some small changes to the pattern to make it look less spaced and a little more busy. As it stood it was ideal for a large area like a curtain but it began to look a little lonely used on a top so I added another little swirl. The result of this is a fabric that really does look better because the larger motifs are more connected.

I forgot to say before that the mannequin was created in Daz 3D and then imported into a Cinema 4D set and the pattern (and all my patterns recently) was created in Affinity Designer.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

Black And Almost White Pattern

Mid-century inspired pattern

Black And Almost White Pattern

Mid-century inspired pattern

Black And Almost White Pattern

Black and white patterns are really almost ageless and, because of the contrast inherent in them, they produce something that is very noticeable and yet also very comforting.

Here the pattern uses the universal scrolls that have been in use for years to produce a simple yet elegant design that is used here as material for curtains in a living area. Overall, and with plain coloured walls, it does give a very nice look to the window area although, and I have to be fair and honest, now that I see the final image it might not be all that genuine mid-century.

Changing emphasis, flushed with success for my new mannequin area I wanted to use this pattern as a fashion fabric but I found that it needed just a little more work before I can do that so I will try to post it a little later.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

Swirly Green Curtains

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Swirly Green Curtains

Mid-century inspired pattern

Swirly Green Curtains Swatch

This was such a nice mid-century pattern that I felt it had to make it into curtaining material and to show it off I chose the curtains in the 1966 West Avenue set.

The basis of the pattern is, as most of my designs, mid-century but when I created the image of the set I saw that perhaps the look is much more modern that I had realised. The difference, of course, if that the set is created as a 1960s set from the wallpaper to the design of the furniture and the bowl in the centre of the table.

The original pattern was intended for wallpaper and it still could be used for that but I felt I had brought so much wallpaper recently that it would be nice to use a fabric design for a change.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here