Pattern Aff368

Mid-century pattern inspired by earlier designsNo, I have not forgotten that I also make surface patterns although, as I have said before, I began life making 3D interiors and then started making surface patterns for areas such as wallpaper, curtains and soft fabrics because I was unable to find any suitable ones, particularly mid-century ones, on the Internet.

I had let my surface pattern creation rather take over recently and I am redressing the balance by doing a little more mid-century interior architectural visualisation but this pattern was one made sometime back and has been waiting for me to bring forward.

Mid-century inspired? It is easy to see that its origins lie in the early years of that century although patterns like this did have something of a renaissance and were used as inspiration during the mid-century years.

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.

Restful Bedroom Wallpaper

Restful Bedroom Wallpaper

This is a peaceful and restful wallpaper designed specifically for bedroom use to promote a relaxing and enjoyable sleep.

The motifs are woven and inspired by various mid-century designs, as is most of our work, while the colours are mid-century cool and pleasant. The mid-century years in the UK often resulted in wallpapers which were a riot of colour and form although this was not entirely the case. The purpose of this pattern is to both be suitable for today and also to show the quieter mid-century side.

The set is one that I have used before to showcase wallpaper and it was created by us in Cinema 4D and this program was used for the render while the design was made in Adobe Illustrator.

You can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

Colourful Curtains Xar371

Colourful Curtains

I thought, as it was Friday, it might be a good idea to have something a little more colorful as most of the recent images seem to have been quite low-key.

This curtain material is certainly colorful and, although I dipped into the mid-century drawer, I suppose it is fair to say that this is a much more modern looking material. I had originally had in mind the idea of a fashion material but the problem then is in bringing it to you since I am still unable to realistically import 3D models into Cinema 4D.

I have to admit that I really like the look of the curtains although you would need to have the right sort of color scheme in order to show them off to their best. I have left the colors as they originally were on the windows in order to show off the curtains.

For a change, the pattern was created in Xara Designer and the fabric was then transferred to Cinema 4D in order to produce the render which was brightened in Photoshop.

You can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

Mid-century wallpaper Ai258

Mid-century wallpaper Mid-century wallpaper

Mid-century wallpapers were often bold and brash and at first glance striking yet many of these designs are also simple, pleasing and add harmony to a room.

This particular pattern which, as you will see above, is available in two colours is very mid-century and would have looked extremely nice on any original mid-century wall or, indeed, in an mid-century themed house today.

I have used my standard mid-century set which I have used many times before but on this occasion I have moved the camera in a little to show the rather subtle lines that descends vertically around the motif. I toyed with the idea of making the lines stronger but that confused the effect that I wanted to create.

You can see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.


I really don’t like florals; it’s just a personal thing because I know a lot of people do. For that reason I don’t really do them, except on those occasions when I do and this is one!

I did this for a special wall covering which I can present to you here on a room that was created in Cinema 4D quite some time ago. The idea was to use the same pattern for the fabric of the curtains as is used for the wall covering and I think that the idea worked well with this design. As is obvious from the design, this is very much a mid-century and pre-1965 pattern.

The pattern was created in Xara Designer and the scene assembled and rendered in Daz Studio.



It is some time since I did a floor-covering and so here is a very nice lino pattern to grace the floor of the hallway I created some time ago.

The advantage of floors is that you get a nice, large space to use with some bits and pieces to play with. In fact I made a better quality image which I will post shortly this afternoon.

This floor covering design was created in Xara Designer and the set was made and rendered in Daz and uses the PICK components.



Designs can be bold and purposeful but sometimes they should be unobtrusive; pleasing, harmonious yet inviting patterns to tempt but not overwhelm.

Transportation is one such use and this design in its two colour variants is intended to be just that. Shown here as the seating fabric for a large motorised vehicle, the contrast between the two colour variants can be clearly seen.

The pattern was made with Xara Designer while the set is from Daz and uses the excellent Maxis car.