Modern Dining Room

MDR_1200To give you the same chance that I have to see this room with just plain walls, I have removed the wallpaper and produced an image. The room is exactly the same as the image I posted today except that the walls are a plain neutral colour.

Comparing the two images, the difference is quite striking and, although I accept that this is a personal view, I much prefer the walls with wallpaper.

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.

Domise Brun

Mid-century and art deco inspired surface pattern for soft furnishingIn preparation for using these patterns for commercial purposes, I have gone back to a naming system which you see above. I have not yet taken the step of producing these patterns although I may well do so in the near future.

This design is inspired by both 1950s mid-century motifs and also the motifs produced during the Art Deco period in Europe at the beginning of the 1900s. The colouring is part mid-century and part from this period which I think gives the design both an interesting retro look as well as being very suitable for use today.

This design was intended as a soft furnishing fabric for either curtains or upholstery and this is a use that I will explore a little later

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.

Blue Floral

Mid-century inspired floral surface patternThis design was intended to be wallpaper and I created it with various colour backgrounds but this particular colour was the one that appealed and will probably be the one that I will use as a 3D texture.

It is a simple design using stock elements that I have accumulated over the years and which I keep in my element library. They owe their inspiration to mid-century designs and the colouring is mostly from the mid-century palette with the exception of the yellow which is a little more saturated.

If you follow my blog you will know that I’m not a fan of florals although, from time to time, I do create them, particularly when I want to use one in a 3D project.

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.

Spaceship Pattern

Mid-century and earlier inspired surface patternIt wouldn’t be fair to say that this was a failed spaceship, it is merely a design which did not make it through to the final stage but which has been repurposed to produce a pattern.

I have been looking at the influence of art deco and art nouveau designs and ideas from the early 1900s and the way that they influenced mid-century art. There is, of course, nothing new under the sun and if you look you can see the influences of the artists and designers of that period.

This pattern carries that tradition forward, I hope, to produce a rich and surprisingly intricate looking design which uses partly mid-century colours as well as colours from an older 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.

Jumble Bells

Mid-century inspired surface patternThis was originally created for furnishing, to be a pattern for armchairs and sofas but, as can happen from time to time, the pattern took over and converted itself into something a little more elaborate and with a little more detail than I had originally intended.

The motif is a simple one of bells and leaves and little stylised flowers while the colouring is mid-century and with a lighter than I had originally intended background.

The pattern is a simple rotation pattern but with some of the elements dropped down by half a unit. The effect of this is to position the bells in a recognisable pattern but to make the leaves look more random. Having completed this pattern, although I will try to use it as furnishing, I think it perhaps is more likely to be a wall covering.

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.

Woodland Scene

aff338 43I don’t really like woodland scenes with flowers and plants, little animals and butterflies and so I very rarely do them. I should say, perhaps, that I rarely do them to show although I do patterns like this for myself. However several people commented that this pattern was so good that I had to post it here and so I have.

There is not a lot to say except that it has rather stylised flowers, leaves and, of course, the butterflies. I was more interested in using this pattern to experiment with element sizes and that was the reason that it was created.

The motifs are mid-century flowers while the plants are maybe from an earlier period. The butterflies, I suppose, are mid-century. The colouring is definitely mid-century and, after I had finished and prepared this image, I realised that it was very similar to the washable wallpapers that were created in the 1950s and 60s primarily for use in kitchens and bathrooms and the like.

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.