Simple Flowers Wallpaper Design

Simple Flowers Wallpaper Surface PatternThis is the simple flowers wallpaper design which I had intended to bring to you firmly plastered to a wall but, unfortunately, machine problems have meant that it will take a little longer for my 3D machine to be up and working.

However, in common with my recent posts, this does give you the opportunity to see the pattern as a design before it is applied as wallpaper. It is a simple pattern and I have to be honest I do like simple designs with a fast repeat. I had intended this to be at a smaller scale although I have a feeling that it is going to look better at this size once it is put on a wall.

These patterns are not knock-you-out patterns that are intended for a feature wall but are designed for all the walls or, as would perhaps look better, several walls leaving one or perhaps two for either feature or plain covering.

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.

Green Non-Floral

aff317 43.jpgThis is a very simple, very ordinary, vector pattern that uses for its inspiration mid-century designs although the colours are intended to be more modern.

I have always liked making patterns with small elements which are repeated and I like to see a pattern like this reduced in scale because there is something about the endless-seeming repeat that I find attractive. Reducing patterns to a small-scale was very much the way that patterns were created and used at the beginning of the 20th century although, since the 1950s, there has been a trend to show patterns larger.

This is part of the fashion to create design which is different and in a way contrary to accepted ways. There is nothing wrong with this and, of course, I do it myself but it is also nice to look back and re-evaluate the way that patterns are created and shown. This is so particularly because, in the fullness of time, fashions will reverse and patterns like this will be considered ‘new’ again.

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.

Formal Midcentury Style Wallpaper

The mid-century years particularly in the UK , are often seen as chaotic and wonderful years of innovation and exotic style.

Whilst to an extent this is true, there was also a more restful, formal side to interior decoration as well. This wallpaper uses motifs from that period but does so in a restrained and somewhat formal way to create a wallcovering that speaks of elegance and country house living. Shown here in brown, it can look equally at home in a variety of colours and gives to the room a sense of style and an air of everlasting tranquillity. There are days, are there not, when we all would like a room like this to sit in?

As ever, you can also see larger versions of all these images and more on our Flickr page which is here.

1966 house part 2

1966 house project

WestAve14_dark brown

This is part 2 of the 1966 house project and the images above show the same two camera shots of the same house but this time with a different décor (and in a lower resolution).

Where modern decorating techniques are for light, pastel colours with plenty of pure white, the mid-century trend was for a much darker look. There was a feeling that painted surfaces and, for that matter as we will see later, all large interior surfaces should be ‘coloured’ rather than light or white.

The decoration idea above is adapted from a magazine handout called “At Home With Colour” which was intended to show modern decoration using Dulux, Vymura and WalFlair products and was circulated around this period. Dulux was (and is) paint while the other two were wallpapers.

Here the walls are in middle brown BS3045 (rgb:117 79 51) while the woodwork is jasmine BS4055 (rgb:240 218 94) and Breden green BS5064 (rgb:105 126 62). The porch, by contrast, is Reef red BS1022 (rgb:224 122 103).

The overall effect is dark, much darker than would be tolerated today but this is what a hallway of that period would have looked like.

Wallpaper xar090

Wallpaper xar090

This is very much a mid-century wall design that you could have seen in many houses during the 1960s.

A simple design, it is based on leaf petals and was often used with a white or very light pastel colouring to make the paper into a background paper. Two of the backgrounds uploaded to Flickr are light and you can imagine these fading into the background on the walls of a house. However the third background, the blue one, shows how this design could also be used as a feature paper.

It is perfectly possible to use this wallpaper design is both background and feature in the same room. Such a combination would produce both harmony and excitement, the colours being chosen to blend in with the colour scheme.

I have created this as a Creative Commons background and you can see the designs on Flickr here, here and here.

Wallpaper xar089

Wallpaper xar089

Like the awful flock wallpapers that infested the walls of mid-century houses and public houses, this is a squashed up flower design.

I’m maybe being a little unpleasant to these designs because they looked better than this and they were, at the time, seem as looking rather plush. Anyway, here is the design in three colours and in two sizes for you to see and I have made this one a free one by giving it a Creative Commons licence.

You can see the designs on Flickr here, here and here.