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.

Pink Bedroom Wallpaper

Pink wallpaperPink wallpaperYesterday’s wallpaper was a nice example of how a bold and colourful wallpaper can exist on a feature wall in a bedroom and look so much nicer than painted walls.

Today, this particular design is in pink and is intended to give the room a bold and busy look and why not? Bedrooms these days are used as study or fun or additional sitting rooms and maybe should be decorated as such. In particular, I tried not to make this room a pastel pink candy sort of room.

The pattern you see is a bold one and is part of my collection of circle patterns that I mentioned recently. It is not intended to be used on a small-scale and I thought when creating it, that it would work well on a feature wall.

The picture on the wall, if you are interested, is titled ‘The Brown Family’ and was painted in 1869 by Eastman Johnson, an American artist.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Blue Bedroom Wallpaper

Blue wallpaper for a bedroomThis is a design which was made as wallpaper and was intended to be used in this room. The room is an old room that I created but one which I have updated and made to look a little nicer. It is intended to be a very conventional bedroom in a modern house.

The design uses some mid-century elements but I wanted it to be modern in its look and this is reflected by the relatively large-scale that I have used. This is not intended to be a wallcovering that is applied to all the walls but it is one which would go nicely, I felt, on a feature wall such as the wall behind the bed head. The point being that the house owner (and a visitor) see this wall on entering, but once the bed is in use the occupant is looking away from the wall and towards the camera. The walls then in vision would be plain and probably painted.

Paint this wall behind the bed, however, and you immediately create a space resembling the inside of the box, particularly in a modern room which has few embellishments or decoration to catch the eye.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Upmarket Walpaper Aff313

Upmarket wallpaper design in an upmarket roomThis was the formal wallpaper pattern that I created some time back and posted here a few days ago with the promise that I would show the wallpaper on the walls of a new room that I was then modelling.

Well, the new room is finished and you can see the result above with the formal wallpaper applied to the walls. It is an upmarket room as you can see and the wallpaper design is intended to match the style of the room and also the intended use of the room as a somewhat restrained lounge in a rather big house.

This is an interesting exercise because, having completed this, I am immediately thinking how this room would look with perhaps more modern and forward thinking owners. There is always a tendency to create rooms which reflect one’s own ideas. Perhaps it may be more interesting for me to come out of my comfort zone and create a much more modern room with a more modern wallcovering and so this will be a project that I will mark forward to do over the next few days.

In the interim, however, I am pleased with the way that this room has turned out and with the design that I have created which I think compliments the use of the room and creates the look that I wanted

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Fabric Becomes Paper

Wallpaperaff310 swatch.jpgYes, you are right, you have seen this design before but on that occasion it had been optimised and altered slightly in order to produce a pattern that was suitable for fabric and I showed it as a swatch. This is the same design only this time it is optimised for wallpaper.

On this occasion I have papered a wall in a very modern luxury apartment overlooking the sea. You can only see part of the room, but you can imagine its dimensions from the image. The remaining walls are painted in a light colour and this wall was painted the same colour.

However, the wallpaper covers just this one wall and, since this is not interior design, I have chosen an image which shows the extent of the wallpaper and the join between the papered wall and the adjoining wall which contains the window. The lighting in the room is modelled to be natural and to be just daylight and a muted sun.

With a painted wall the room looks smaller and quite boring resembling perhaps the interior of the garage. Add the paper and suddenly the room becomes alive and looks the way that you see it now.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

We Can Fly Carpeting

Surfacepattern intended for a carpet designInterior design for a carpet on stairs and hallI was born in a house that had floorboards in all the rooms and also had a large, wooden staircase that I can remember climbing when I was very young. Ever since then I have disliked floorboards so I suppose I am, to an extent, biased against them.

Floorboards are noisy, draughty and at night they creek which can be very off-putting. Carpet, on the other hand, is warm, insulating and, if it is installed correctly, silent. Although I do produce rooms that have floorboards I always prefer, if I can, to make rooms that have carpet and I have created this hall and stairs just to show off carpet designs.

This design is intended to be a good quality, carpet for areas where there is a lot of traffic. To this end the colours are well saturated and there is a lot of contrast in the design. I have also tried to make the design an interesting one that has pleasant curves and shapes to complement the colours. The carpet does not have a way to it, or at least I did not intend it to such, although I do prefer the look of it in the hall running crossways rather than from end to end. However, I intend to use this design shortly on a different room and show you that it will look just as good running in the other direction.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Large Wallpaper – Small Apartment

Large format wallpaper on a small room so much better than solid colourThe other night someone remarked about using wallpaper that has a large motif in a small apartment. As I happened to have a small apartment – on the computer that is – I thought I would give it a try to show them how effective such a design can be.

The wallpaper that I chose is the design that I showed some time back and which I used on the new large room that I had created. That being so, I thought that this would prove an interesting exercise. The motif is a large one but the wallpaper does not have a lot of contrast between the motif and the background colour. If you use a pattern that has a strong and very colourful motif then the effect can easily look overpowering, I certainly agree with that.

As you can see from the illustration above the exercise was an interesting one and it shows just how good a large format wallpaper can look when applied to the walls of a small apartment. It goes without saying that you only have to look at this to realise how good a patterned wall covering is against using just a solid colour.

I have only used one wall for the paper and kept the wall by the window plain although, after I had completed the render (why is it you always think of these things afterwards) I was sure that I could have put the wallpaper on both walls. If I had done so then I am sure that I would not have produced a heavy or overpowering effect.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.