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.

Aff507 Wallpaper

The whole point of Belle Epoque 2 is to create a form of decoration to add to elements within a house such as wall coverings, fabric or soft furnishings. I am slowly being able to see more clearly the way forward and this pattern for a wallpaper I think shows where I am at this moment.

The origins of the motifs and the colouring date back to mid-century Britain and in particular to the patterns produced in the 1950s by the wealth of talent that was appearing following the end of the Second World War. The motifs are small, as is the scale, and the repeat is a fast one giving the look of overall pattern and with the lines of motif helping delineate the dimensions of the room.

You could say that this pattern gives the room a mid-century modern look but you can also say, I feel, that it also gives the room a soft and pleasant modern feel.

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.

Aff500 Curtains

As I promised I would, I have created an image showing how this design would look if it were converted into curtain fabric and used to create the curtains at a living room window.

Having tried some experimentation, I have, in fact, used a scale slightly larger than the scale I intended but I think that this gives the curtains are little more of an opulent look. The ideal scale, I think, very much depends on the design and it is always worth experimenting to see which scale works the best.

The set that I have used is a new one created in Cinema 4D and which I think gives a better idea of the way that the material would look made in this way

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.

Three Floor Standing Large Jars

One thing I am conscious of doing, or rather not doing, is to spend more time on 3-D creation of interior scenes rather than spending a lot of time in creating patterns.

Many people will know that I began my interest in making surface patterns by creating textures for 3-D interiors when I was unable to find them on the internet. Just lately, I seem to have been spending more time in creating patterns, something that I admit to being obsessed with, and less time in creating three-dimensional interiors.

Since this is not the job, it is a hobby, I can please myself what I do and I have decided to try and spend a little more times going back to where I started which is creating interiors. Obviously, textures plays an important part and I will still have to create a lot of new textures for wall-coverings and soft furnishings and the like although I am hoping to try and balance my interests are little more accurately.

I have spent the last few days going through my stock of elements and perhaps spending time making them look a little more realistic. But I have been making new elements also and these three floor standing storage jars will go into my stock and hopefully be used very shortly.

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.

Aff487 As Wallpaper

Wallpaper serves, and has served for a good number of years, the very important task of providing decoration to the walls of the room. Without wallpaper, the walls look uninteresting and the room becomes dull and boring.

This design is mid-century based, in fact it would not look out of place in a room in the 1970s in the United Kingdom. The colours, as well, are taken from the mid-century palette and, again, would not look out of place during that decade. However, this was not intended as a period wallpaper but designed to be used in a modern setting.

The set that I have used is a mid-century designed modern room and I envisaged the wallpaper as covering just one wall. I have tried to make the design such that the wallpaper shows up the dimensions of the wall and also its length since this is quite a big room.

I have included a swatch of the pattern in a slightly different colour which was the way that I saw this design originally. Unfortunately, this was a way which did not seem to work once it is used in a room. As have said before, this is one of the big advantages of being able to use 3D sets to test the designs.

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.

Aff482 Carpet

If you refer back a couple of posts you will see that aff482 was a simple pattern in black-and-white. This is a restyle of that pattern but this time the colouring has changed in order to produce a carpet pattern.

I have kept with mid-century colours and this time the background is now regal red and the motif is in the lovely poppy red. Changing the colour normally changes the look of the design and this now appears to be quite different. I decided on a carpet and I thought immediately that this would look good on the hall and stairs in a traditional United Kingdom house. The set is therefore part of a set I created a long time ago and represents the hallway of a very normal two-storey house with another hall at the end off to a lounge and, out of sight, a doorway off to the left giving access to the study.

The pattern is intended to show off a long length of carpet and, of course, this makes it ideally suited to a long hallway and the run up a straight staircase. The scale is quite large in order to show off the pattern and to give the stairs some dimension.

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.

Aff476 Gift Paper

Gift paper designs can be used to wrap up parcels to give as presents at birthdays or at Christmas or, of course, the paper can be used to make the gift bags that is possible to buy already prepared. For this purpose I decided to use the design as if it were printed on wrapping paper and then used to wrap up a parcel the size of which could resemble a shoebox.

I know I have a tendency to overcomplicate the designs that I use to show my patterns and so I have simply created the box tied with string and I have left the background plain which I think produces a better result.

Having finished the first design I think that this gives a good impression of the way that the pattern would look produced as wrapping paper which had been used to wrap a gift. The scale of this is such that it works for a box this size although using paper of this scale to wrap up a much smaller box, for example jewellery, does not work so well.

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.