Star Hall Walls

Hall wallpaper - no more plain wallsWhen I create a pattern I often have a use in mind for it. I know that is not how most people work but for me, being used to creating 3D architectural visualisations, I tend to think in terms of use as well as design.

In this case, the design was always intended to be a wallcovering for the stairway that I made some time back. Stairways are difficult areas to design because they are not large open rectangular shapes. I have therefore chosen a simple repeat at a fairly small-scale in order to give the walls an overall look of colour and texture without making them too obvious or too distracting. Adding the lighter carpet to the room has also helped to make the stairway look bright and open as opposed to the dull and dismal look that so many stairways seem often to have.

The colours are from my expanded palette while the designs are simple mid-century stylised flower motifs.

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.

Jumble Walls

aff342_1200This is the wallpaper from the pattern which I called Jumble Bells and posted a few days ago. I approached this project with some trepidation since I was not sure that a heavily floral pattern such as this would suit the walls in a modern dining room.

I need not have worried, however, because, as you can see above, the floral pattern evens out on a large surface to produce what is in effect a variegated colour. The result, I believe, is to make the walls look more interesting than they would with a solid colour and to give the room character and prevent it from looking like the inside of a cardboard box.

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.

Ice Cream Wallpaper

aff335_120-0As I threatened I would yesterday, I have been busy pasting some paper onto the walls of a charming set that I often use to show off feature wallpaper.

I have already, yesterday that is, given some details of this pattern and so my comment today would simply be that this is a nice, regular wallpaper design that is intended to create a comfortable and easy look to the wall. Wall coverings like this show off the dimensions of the room and take the eye along the wall, in this case towards the window and the view outside.

The colour is a very ordinary, relaxed one which is designed to make the room look warm and inviting on a winter day and yet, on a summer day like this, make it seem pleasant and interesting.

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.

All Walls Now

aff131 1200This is the wallpaper that I featured recently which I am now showing you on all the walls in this room as opposed to using the paper just on a feature wall.

This design lends itself well to covering all of the walls and I thought it would be a good exercise to create a pattern that was not intended to use as a feature.

The room looks like a new room but in fact it is an old set that I have used before which has been renovated. The camera position is also back at the doorway of the fourth wall in order that you can see the whole of the room. As you will see it is the sort of room that you would find in a modern apartment probably anywhere in Europe.

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.

Wallpaper On The Wall

This is the pattern from yesterday now as wallpaperThis is the pattern from yesterday where I have changed the background colour. Originally the background was blue but I realised, as I created the image from my 3D set, that blue walls would have the effect of making the room feel cold and a little unpleasant. The obvious answer was to use a warmer colour and this I have done.

I did say yesterday that this design had a way to it which was not apparent looking at a small swatch. If you look at the picture you cannot help but see that the design has lines running horizontally along the wall that take the eye down the length of the hall. If you look at the wall above the door out of the hall into the lobby behind you will see that, on a small area of wall, the direction is not so clear.

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.

Easy Bedroom Wallpaper

aff322 43affr322_1200This is an easy pattern, that is it is a pattern that is simple, does not contain a lot of contrast and is not intended to take the eye, but is intended to replace a plain painted wall.

In this room I have used the wallpaper to provide a backdrop against the bed and to show the contrast with the window wall which is just painted and which uses the curtains to provide colour and interest.

It would, of course, be possible to use this paper on all the walls although the overall effect might be a little stifling and so, although not a feature wallpaper, it is probably better to leave one of the walls at least in a plain colour. The pattern is also one of my collection of circular pattern which I have mentioned before.

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.

Orange And Lime Wallcovering

Orange and lime wallpaperI have already shown you this pattern in a post a few days ago but then it was just a pattern. At that time I was working on my modern apartment living room to, hopefully, make it look a little better, a little more realistic and perhaps also a little more feature-rich.

I have already described the pattern in that previous post but, briefly, it uses shapes taken from the mid-century in the United Kingdom and also earlier shapes but uses them in a way, I hope, that will appear modern.

Although it would not be beyond the realms of possibility to use the paper on all the walls, it was really designed for use as a feature wall. In this apartment the other walls are painted plain so this wall is the wall that a visitor would see on entering the room with, immediately to their left, the view out of the large window.

One of the images used as a picture is called ‘Oarsmen at Chatou’ by Auguste Renoir and the other image, which appears larger in the detail on my Flickr page, is by Giovanni Cariani and titled ‘A Concert’.

That job has now been completed and I can paper the walls with the orange and lime wallpaper and you can see the result above. If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and also a large detailed image of just the paper on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.