Sunshine Living Room Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Sunshine Living Room Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Sunshine Living Room Wallpaper Swatch

Wall coverings are so important because they create and determine not just the look of a room but they also contribute far much more to the atmosphere and feel.

This design is mid-century inspired and uses colours from the mid-century palette to, I hope, create a feeling of summer sunshine and also, I hope, of happiness and lightness of spirit.

The pattern is simple 1960’s flowers using a background of anchusa with flowers of pink and maroon, brass and copra, magnolia and bottle green, Paris green with canary yellow and finally orange and chocolate. Advantage is taken of the large areas of background to produce the summer sky effect.

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.

Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Wallpaper Swatch

Kitchens, mid-century, in the United Kingdom were not, it has to be said, seen as places deserving a great deal of style and interior design and they were certainly not seen the way they are now.

So, this design is mid-century inspired although it perhaps might not have been on sale as kitchen wallpaper in the 1950s and 60’s! The design is a toned-down flower-power while the colours, of course, are authentic from the mid-century palette. I think as a kitchen wallpaper it looks good, even today.

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.

Dark Background Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Background Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Background Wallpaper Swatch

Dark wallpaper is really only for feature walls or walls that require a different and contrasting look but there are occasions when you can relax this rule a little.

This design and its colouring owes a lot to mid-century and, of course, to the Arts and Crafts movement in vogue at the turn of the 20th century when many fine floral wall coverings were created.

I had been looking recently at a magazine photo of various wallpapers and I was fascinated by the idea of an archway through from one room to another. It gives a good opportunity to experiment with lighting and with the all-important shadows, as well as with wall covering design and seemed just the thing for this wallpaper.

The result is this new 3D set created in Cinema 4D which has an arch from the living area to the dining room. I applied the design to the archway and the final image, I thought, was very sophisticated and upmarket providing a pleasant and unusual look to the two rooms. I have a tendency to over-use sets but this is a set that I will use again from time to time.

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.

Circular Bedroom Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Circular Bedroom Wallpaper

This is a new set that I have created with Cinema 4D consisting of a bedroom in a normal British house that is intended to be used to show wall coverings.

The pattern is a simple one that covers the wall well and which looks light even though it has a strong circular pattern. It is not intended to be eye-catching although it is supposed to look strong and to dominate the wall on which it is used.

The design is simple mid-century inspired and the colours are cocoa for the background with red and chocolate for the motif and in this it owes a lot to the 1960s idea of pattern colouring.

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.

1960’s Colourful Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

1960’s Colourful Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

1960’s Colourful Wallpaper Swatch

I’ve said it before; the mid-1960s was something of a riot or, to be more exact, something of a melting pot into which went all the new designs from the late 1940s and 1950s to mix with the fantastic and quite new rise in teenage artistic input. The result – alright, I call it a riot – but it might be more correct to call it pure, unadulterated, vibrant, teenage energy.

Colours became brighter, more saturated, shapes were bigger and more obvious and the ethos was excitement at the pent-up energy then being let loose.

This pattern hopes to catch some of that excitement and colour in a design that I intended for use as a wall covering. It is shown here in my mid-century room set that I often use for wallpaper. The colours are still mid-century which shows how versatile a palette it is. They are shown in my notes as canary yellow, anchusa (it’s a blue flower), magnolia,
midnight blue, bottle green and orchis (another flower).

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.

Dark Flower Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Flower Wallpaper

I like to design eye-catching and unusual feature wall coverings – for one wall only – particularly those that are for the larger than average room.

This uses (for what it’s worth for there are hardly any) mid-century colours and also draws on the ideas formulated in the 1950s and 60s. Black wallpaper was unusual at that time although I think it might have been more acceptable in the riot that was the 1960’s decade. Today, of course, it is much more acceptable and I think this design would look good in a big room today.

The pattern is deliberately compartmentalized to produce broad lines of density since that will take the eye of the visitor and draw it along the dimensions of the wall.

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.

Flowers And Flying Things

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flowers And Flying Things

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flowers And Flying Things Swatch

I don’t really have a sense of humour so I’m told but if I did then this would be what is described in the wallpaper catalogues as a ‘whimsical’ design.

The motif is mid-century inspired being a 1960’s flower from the flower-power era, while the colours, too, are from the mid-century range. They are, according to my notes, a background that is daybreak with poppy, cyclamen, Post Office red, canary yellow and orange for the motif.

As a wall covering, the effect is to produce a warm, comforting look to the room , making it friendly and engaging; just the sort of look that is required for a living area.

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