Aff429 Jewelled Feature Wallcovering

The purpose of jewellery is to provide small but noticeable flashes of light and colour in order to decorate what might otherwise be a relatively plain and perhaps featureless exterior area.

Taking this idea and using it as a wallcovering, this design takes a simple motif with mid-century roots and adds small jewels onto the surface. It is not, sadly, possible to make the coloured areas reflect light in the way that jewellery would but it still has a similar and unusual effect.

Looking further into the idea of creating Belle Epoque styles with a mid-century look, I spent a little time researching jewellery from that era on Bing image feed. It was well worth the time spent and if you have a moment it is worth doing in order to get a sense of the way that the shapes were used and an overall idea of the look of the style.

My own, somewhat humble, wallcovering is at least a start to produce a sophisticated wallpaper for a small area of wall in an upmarket modern dwelling. I have created some wallpaper designs on Society6 and I had said that I would keep to the dozen, or so, patterns that I had made but I am very tempted to add this to the collection.

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.

Aff428 Belle Epoque 2

This design is based around mid-century motifs and colouring, although I have made a special effort to give it what I hope is a turn-of-the-century feel and look.

Looking recently through some new interior design catalogues I felt that the world was becoming increasingly less decorated and that, as time progresses, there is less and less pattern. One of the reasons why I like mid-century design is because of the colours and the use of patterns for decoration during that period. It always seems to me that modern rooms (and also my own house) look too plain and architectural rather than decorated, bright and appealing.

This design starts new era for me which I am calling Belle Epoque 2 and which I hope will influence both my work and the work of others to promote the use of patterns for decoration both in fashion and around the home.

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.