Aff541 As Carpet On Stairs

After I had finished the previous post where I had created the set showing the carpet in the living room of a conventional house, I began to think about the scale that I had used. In fact, I began to wonder how the carpet would look at a smaller scale.

Following some experimentation, I decided to use my old stairs design which was originally created for the 1966 house project several years ago and which I recently bought up-to-date with the express intention of using it as a carpet set.

The result is the image above where you see the design as carpet used both on the floor and on the stairs. Here it is used at a slightly tighter scale where it loses the free flow but still looks extremely good although, it has to be said, it does lose something of my vision for Belle Epoque 2. However, the purpose of making interior surface patterns is to produce a design which looks good however it is used and enhances and beautifies the interior space which I believe this does. It was also a fun project to make which makes it all the more rewarding to do!

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.

Aff540 As Sofa Material

I have to admit to being a little, or maybe a lot, conservative in my choice of upholstery fabric which reflects the type of material that was available and was used mid-century to cover sofas and chairs. This does not reflect the modern ideas of using much bolder and much more colourful material for soft furnishing which is why I decided to use the Belle Epoque 2 designs as sofa fabric.

Although I created the design with the intention of using the pattern at a small scale, perhaps smaller than that shown on the swatch which I posted yesterday, I have now had to have a change of heart. At a small scale this pattern looks bitty and quite out of place as a sofa fabric pattern. But at a larger scale the sofa becomes alive and it begins to look larger and much more comfortable than it did before.

To be honest, I am not completely sure that I like a fabric this light on a sofa and I do not think that I would be the first to rush out and buy one. However this is the sort of look that I see in interior magazines that I view each month so maybe it is right. Maybe you will like this, maybe you are more modern than am I.

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.

Aff539 Dress

Having been able, at last, to produce a set that enables me to showcase fashion fabrics, I thought I would straight away use this design as a material for a dress.

The set that I have used is very similar to the previous example but with a different item of clothing although the model is the same. The design for the dress uses 1970s inspired motifs and also the colouring is very close to that which would have been used in the United Kingdom at that time.

I did experiment with the scale and decided that, because this is a Belle Epoque 2 pattern, it looks best at the scale shown.

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.

Aff537 As Wrapping Paper

Because this is a Belle Epoque 2 design, it makes excellent wrapping paper when used at most scales because of the close placement of the motifs and the fast and very noticeable repeat. In other words, it is an instant hit with the eyes as soon as you see it which is why, of course, it would be difficult to use this design for wallpaper or, to an extent, for other use such as soft furnishing.

I have tried to tidy up my set to make the image will look a little nicer and to give a better impression of how this design would look were it created in wrapping paper.

This pattern is also suitable for making into gift bags but, since I have shown the last two wrapping paper patterns as a gift bags, I’ve decided to leave this as a parcel.

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.

Aff536 As Dress Material

I am pleased to say that I now have three mannequin sets that I can use for fashion patterns and the image here shows one of them which uses as a texture the pattern that I showed yesterday.

This set is a reworking of a mannequin set that I have used previously but now the texture on the dress is fully scalable. This was not possible before and it limited my ability but now that this problem has been solved, I am ready to go.

The figure and the dress are from Daz, a Genesis 2 figure, while the set is constructed in Cinema 4D. In addition, I have tweaked the lighting to give, hopefully, a better final 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.

Aff534 As Wallpaper

This is an excellent pattern to use as a wall covering particularly because the design appears to be regular whereas, in fact, looking at the pattern shows that the regularity is at quite a high level. This aids the decorative look and provides a consistency which is required if the wallpaper is not to be too dominant. Of course, as a visitor moves closer to the wall, they begin to see that the design is more complex and a little more interesting than it first appears.

The set is an excellent one representing a modern apartment, or similar building, and is decorated in a modern style although, as is now the custom, it does contain some elements that could be considered as being mid-century.

The Belle Epoque 2 design shows up well as a wallcovering and provides an interesting and lively pattern to make the room anything but staid and boring which it might otherwise be if the walls were simply painted. This is not a room, however, in which to sit and dream, it is the home of restless people who like to be up and doing and prefer a room which reflects their lively character.

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.

Aff532 As Curtain Material

Curtain patterns are very much a matter of personal taste although the colours are usually dictated by the colours, textures and design of the room in which they are intended to be used. This design was always intended to be used as curtain fabric and the image above shows how it would look if it were made into curtain material.

The effect is to produce something simple and decorative without it being eye-catching and it is certainly not intended to dominate the room in which it is used. The flowers are simple but effective and although not noticed immediately upon entering the room the eye soon picks up the design and the colours – such as they are.

The room set is intended to be a simple living room in a modern house or apartment. The curtains are drawn although it is daylight outside and the lighting within the room is not shown as artificial in order not to distort the colours.

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.