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A dark feature wallpaper surfacepattern

A dark feature wallpaper surfacepattern

There is no law that says that old fabric designs should be confined to special ‘retro’ rooms, a person is free to choose the fabric they like for the room they want.

This design uses many ideas from the 1950s and was designed to be a feature wallpaper and is shown here in a 1960s style bedroom although it could just as easily have been used in a modern room. It is a simple design intended to look easy-on-the-eye while at the same time being interesting enough to catch attention.

The adjoining wall is plain, I did try it on all walls but that was not as successful. As with most of my designs, the colours used owe allegiance to the British Standard palette in use in the middle of the century.

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A restrained 1960s wallpaper design

A restrained 1960s wallpaper design

Wallpaper in the late 1960s and 70s was outrageous in it’s design and colouring but not everyone wanted to be that bold.

Many people wanted their rooms to look modern but didn’t want to go overboard with the new designs and patterns that were appearing. This pattern is a simple one but the colours are what places it at the end of the 60s decade or beginning of the 1970s. Although you see brightly coloured and patterned designs on period images now in fact, as you imagine, not everyone was so brave, many people preferred a simple design with bright colours.

This pattern is shown as wallpaper and is used in the bedroom where it looks good against the plain wall. I doubt that the owner of this room would have wanted it on all walls but as a feature it sets off the room nicely. It was a staple paper design that would have been almost a perennial even up to today and would simply have changed colour to reflect the trends of the time.

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A very 1960s wallpaper design

A very 1960s wallpaper design

Oh, yes, we have a very late 1960s inspired wallpaper that I have shown on just the one wall of the living room today.

Wallpapers like this began to appear during the 1960s and into the next decade. At first they were restrained, rather like this one, but as the years rolled on into the 1970s decade they became even more outrageous than this one.

I have to admit that this is a design that I really like, I am not sure if it would appeal today but at the time it would have, I am sure, been quite popular.

The design was made in Adobe Illustrator and the final render was made using Cinema 4D with the living room set.

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Two mid-century inspired wallpapers

Two mid-century inspired wallpapers

A lovely mid-century inspired wallpaper design produced in two colours that give two totally different looks but both of which are very mid century.

The design and the colours are all genuine 1960s inspired and you could have found many wallpapers (and fabrics) that looked like this at the time. The paper is shown on two walls, one a bedroom and the other a living room, to show the pattern’s flexibility.

These are designs that you really don’t see too often today and they refelcxt the 1960s love of the geometric. The patterns were created in Adobe Illustrator and the final render was made using Cinema 4D with the bedroom set and then my living room set.

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A 1960s style curtain pattern

A 1960s style curtain pattern

The 1960s was a time of flamboyance in interior design as well as experimentation in both colour, shape and form.

This curtain pattern follows the ideas of the period although, admittedly, using more modern shapes. I have, however, kept to traditional 1960s colours and I hope that the curtains represent the type of curtains used at that time. I created this design and then looked at the image of the render and at once I was back again in that mid-century period so I hope that you enjoy this 1960s design as much as I did!

The curtaining material design was produced in Adobe Illustrator while the image was created using Cinema 4D and the 3D set used is the standard curtain set that I usually use.

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One design: two colours: two looks

One design: two colours: two looks

A deceptively simple wallpaper design produced in two colours that give two totally different looks to the same room.

The design is not a complex one and harks back to the designs of the 1960s by using minimalistic shapes arranged in a simple and easily repeatable pattern. The colours are chosen to give a restrained and easy-on-the-eye look to one room and yet to produce a very unsettling and, to the mid-century taste, exciting colour and shape combination for the second room. The paper is shown on both walls and, if used for real at that time, it would have been used on all the walls to produce the maximum effect. To our eyes now it all seems a bit much but to the exciting mid-century decorator it was just the thing to show how modern the house owner really was. I have to say that, I know I designed it, but I also really like this paper.

The design was made in Adobe Illustrator and the final render was created in Cinema 4D with my living room set.

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1950s style kitchen wallpaper design

1950s style kitchen wallpaper design

An interesting wallpaper that is designed to look like the wallpapers created in the early to late 1950s or early years of the next decade.

It is shown here as a ‘washable’ kitchen wallpaper using my 1950s kitchen set where it blends nicely with the colours used. Again, this wallpaper design uses motifs from the 50s along with mid-century colours from the British Standard palette.

The design was created in Adobe Illustrator and the final render was created in Cinema 4D and finished using various photo retouch programs.