Aff492 Cushions

I do like making patterns for cushions but, of course, to comply with my ideas of Belle Epoque 2 the pattern should be small-scale and with a fast repeat. That criteria fits this pattern perfectly except for one thing.

Having tried that on this cushion I discovered to my surprise that the pattern looked a little lost and out of touch. Yet at a larger scale, filling the whole cushion, it looked so much better, or at least it did for me. I suppose sometimes it works that way.

This set is part of a hotel room set that I created sometime back although now I could equally say that it was a sofa in front of the main window in an apartment building. For those that need to know, the set was created in Cinema 4D and the same program was used for the render.

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.

Aff467 Curtains

Following on from the post this morning, I tried to use my mannequin set to create a fashion image but unfortunately I was unable to produce a realistic looking design from the mockup and so I had to reconsider what I was to do with this design.

As well as fashion, I realised that it would be suitable as a fabric pattern and the most obvious and demonstrative use would be as curtain material. I therefore had a look at the sets that I had available and decided that a traditional British drawing room set would be the most appropriate. The illustration that you see above is the use of the pattern as curtain material in a very upmarket drawing room where I think it looks nice.

Having looked at the image several times I am now convinced that it makes a better curtain material design than it would have a fashion 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.

Aff437 Wallpaper

I spent a little time this afternoon using this pattern as a three-dimensional texture to use for curtains to give a better idea of the concept that I had and how the pattern would look applied as curtaining.

I would like to say that this room was modelled on my own study but unfortunately it is part of a set representing a room in a stately home in the United Kingdom. However, I think that the pattern looks nice as curtains and that the effect when the curtains are open is a pleasant one catching the eye of a visitor and helping to maintain the high class finish of the room.

I must admit that the more I look at this pattern the more I am drawn to it and the more I think that it does fit with my developing ideas of a new Belle Epoque and I hope that you like this image.

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.

Aff431 Curtains

What makes this design special, I believe, is the overall look of red, in order to provide depth and interest, against the warm, not noticeable but very enveloping, magnolia background.

The motif is a simple mid-century design that could have come from the 1970s in the United Kingdom or, indeed, from either of the two previous decades. I have chosen quite a large-scale and you will see from the illustration above that the curtains are quite extensive and intended to be the curtaining that you would find at, for example, a hotel window. Having said this, however, I believe that these curtains would look equally effective and decorative put up at any window in a normal house.

The colours, as I mentioned above, are mid-century ones from the British Standard in use at the time and are poppy red, contrasted against magnolia. Within the design, as you can perhaps see on the swatch above, there is also the lovely mid-century marine blue.

Thinking about the idea of decoration within the home and creating a look which a visitor would find both interesting and appealing, I think that this material used as curtains would go a long way and so I have tagged it as Belle Epoque2.

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.

Aff430 Furnishing Fabric Design

I have not made a furnishing fabric for some time and so I decided, particularly with my thoughts on Belle Epoque, to create something that would be suitable for a sofa and which might also be suitable for other soft furnishings around the house.

The design uses mid-century colours and a motif that could have come from the 1950s. The look is intended to create a more uniform, flowing look that would blend in with the existing home decor.

I did prepare a swatch to use but the sofa shows the pattern up well enough and so I have left well alone and just used that image.

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.

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.