Aff514 Pattern

This is a Belle Epoque 2 type pattern that has what I call a two-tone effect built in so that the overall look of the design catches the eye because it seems at first look to be unusual.

This design falls into my category of Belle Epoque 2 because it is of a relatively small-scale and it also has a fast repeat. During creation, I saw this pattern as being suitable for wallpaper or as an alternative for the standard soft furnishings and I shall spend a little time trying various alternatives to see which works best.

The inspiration for the design comes from both the motifs of the 1960s as they were used in the United Kingdom along with the overall look that wallpapers had during the 1970s. The colouring is taken from my extended mid-century palette.

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.

Below is a link to a product on Amazon UK for Color And Pattern, a book about pattern creation by Khristian Howell which I found so useful (and still do and still use). It is well worth a look.

Aff513 Pattern And Match

There are two patterns today to see, I began creating this design to be used as curtains but decided that it would be useful to have at hand a similar and matching colour for cushions or other soft furnishings. The top swatch above represents the curtains while the other would be for the cushions.

These patterns are designed for a modern room although they take their inspiration, as does almost all of my work, from mid-century designs and patterns produced in the United Kingdom in the 1950s and 60s. The motif is simple although this is not a Belle Epoque 2 design since the pattern does not have a fast repeat and the colouring is far too bland. The purpose of the design is to produce a fabric which is predominantly of one colour but with a simple, sparse decoration to add interest.

The design for the cushion is, once again, a simple one but one which adds interest and produces a pattern which, while not prominent, will catch the eye of a visitor and enhance the look of the surrounding furniture.

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.

Below is a link at Amazon UK for Color And Pattern by Khristian Howell which I found so useful (and still use) for creating patterns.

Aff512 Wallpaper

My first thought was that I should use this as soft furnishing and I therefore tried it as a curtain material where it was moderately successful. However, trying it as wallpaper produced a far better effect as you can see above.

As I have already said, abstract designs are a departure for me and, having given the matter some thought, I am not sure if it is a path that I want to actively pursue. I feel much more at home with geometric style patterns, the sort of patterns that you are accustomed to seeing from me.

However, this pattern does give the room, it is an upmarket apartment, a different and quite exciting look which I was very pleased to see once the image had been produced by my software.

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.

Aff512 Pattern

Before you rush to tell me, this not a Belle Epoque 2 pattern, it is a pure abstract design and follows some research I did into abstract patterns used mid-century on soft furnishings and wall coverings in the United Kingdom.

The design of abstract patterns is very different and a very new departure for me since I normally begin my patterns with some form of geometric design. Initially I was not sure how good this pattern would look in relation to the work that I already do but I decided to press ahead and see the finished product.

Until you use a pattern it is difficult to say whether it is a successful design or not and, in any event, the success of a design is determined by other people and so I will try this as either soft furnishing or a wallcovering and we will see the result.

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.

Aff511 Pattern

I very much like this pattern because it seems to embody my ideas of Belle Epoque 2 and it also seems to flow very well both from left to right and from up to down which should mean that it will take with it the viewers eye.

The motifs are predominantly red with just interspersed blue and green which gives the overall look of a red polka dot pattern. Although intended as a wallpaper, this design would work equally well, I feel, as a fashion pattern.

I had hoped to use this as wallpaper although, now that it is finished, it does look quite strongly coloured and this, perhaps, may influence its subsequent use.

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.

Aff510 Wallpaper

This is the wallpaper design from yesterday applied to the walls of a large and moderately luxurious dining room in what would be a British house.

The pattern uses a small-scale and from the angle of the camera, the walls running away from the viewer streak the pattern quite noticeably. However, for a visitor to the room this would not be noticeable as the visitor looks around.

Rather than plain walls, these walls are decorated but not so much as to catch the visitors eye but, rather, to appear just decorated. The pattern does, of course, relieve the boredom and blankness of a completely plain wall.

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.

Aff510 Pattern

This is designed as a wallpaper pattern and is intended to be used on one wall as a feature pattern. However, it has to be said, it is not a feature pattern which is going to be instantly noticeable although it will, I hope, provide a focal point in the room and will also enhance its look for a visitor.

The motif is a simple Belle Epoque 2 style pattern at a relatively small scale although I might look at the possibility of reducing the scale further once it is used on the wall. For the colours, I used those from the British Standard and for the background I chose buttermilk and for the motifs I used golden brown, poppy red and canary yellow.

I am thinking along the lines of using this for an upmarket style apartment or something of that nature and I am looking forward to the chance to experiment and see which looks best.

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.