Two Sofas

aff334_c.jpgAs I suggested I would, I spent some time yesterday and today using the surface pattern that I last posted to show how it would look if it were made into a soft-furnishing fabric.

I thought the design looked good and I felt that it would work well as a furniture covering so I used it on two of the sofas that I use in my normal 3D work. I think I have said this before, but I have decided to show furnishing fabric just by itself on the furniture rather than show the furnishing in a complete room since I think that this shows the design better and is less confusing.

This simple pattern has elements designed to accentuate the lines and dimensions of the furniture to make it appear inviting and pleasant. That is, the sofas are not eye-catching and colourful but are the sort of coverings that you would expect to find on everyday furnishings, perhaps in your own 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.

Fun Cushion Patterns

Fun cushion surface patternAs I promised yesterday, I have been able to use this new pattern as a fabric and this time on cushions. I did some time back create patterns for cushions which were for sale and I may decide to do this again having seen the results today.

What I like about this result is that the cushions have the look of a bold pattern and yet, at first glance, the eye tends to take in the result in one look. This, course, is the way that cushion fabric should be and I have to admit to being pleased with the result.

It is also possible to use this pattern at a smaller scale although, to be honest, I do like the cushions at this scale so that the motif is easily visible. Reducing the scale does have the effect of making the eye look twice at the pattern which was not the way that I intended it to work.

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.

Brown Furniture Fabric

Furnishing fabricAs I promised, I have turned the brown design that I created into a furnishing pattern and applied it as a texture to a sofa using my 3D program, Cinema 4D.

Firstly, you will see that the image that I have used has a lot less going on than is normal in my 3D images. I began creating sets to showcase designs by simply taking a larger room and showing a small sample of it, for example a sofa in front of a window. However, recently, I have been looking at better ways to bring you these images. A look on Bing showed me that the vast majority of manufacturers will show a very simple image of a sofa with, quite often, nothing around it. I did not want to go this far but I did experiment, and this is the reason for the delay in bringing this image to you, with removing some of the extraneous detail.

I am pleased with the result which shows just the sofa and a plain wall and floor. I am sure that this shows the texture better and it will also enable other textures that I create to be directly compared.

I hope that you like this new way of producing the images because it is something that I intend to do in the future and to take more interest in displaying my designs for their best effect.

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.

Stylish Curtains Aff317

Stylish curtains instead of plain for a roomThis particular pattern has appeared before with slightly different, or perhaps I should say slightly less, colours as just a pattern and the original design was also used by me for a carpet material. This is a development of the design intended for fabric and shown here as it would look as curtain material.

In this room the walls have a wallpaper that has a quiet texture which breaks up the regularity of the walls and provides a little warmth. It also acts as a foil to show the curtains to their best advantage. Obviously the curtains are shown here closed but during the day they would be open so that the view out onto the garden, or whatever lay outside, would be framed on either side by the material.

Patterned curtains like this which have a regular repeating design make such a difference to the decorative effect and overall appearance of a room. So much so that it seems hardly worth my saying that using a plain colour for the curtains would make the room look very box-like and not at all inviting.

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.

Yellow Train Seats

aff179_1000I do like creating fabric patterns for transportation, particularly when those patterns can be lively, interesting and can make a real difference to the look of the space.

This design uses mid-century colours and to an extent, mid-century motifs to produce a pattern intended to look bright and cheerful and to make the passengers journey all the more enjoyable.

The colours used are canary yellow for the base and then vanilla, mellow buff and porcelain blue with a stroke of magnolia.

If you wish then 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.

Green Fabric Design

Green Fabric DesignGreen Fabric DesignModern day furniture fabric seems to suffer from the same problem that I think plagues walls and curtains in that so much of the, for example, sofa coverings are single coloured. Whilst this architecturally looks nice, it does tend to make the furniture boring and, after a while, appear nondescript and ready for a change.

So, to counteract this, I began by deciding not to make too much change and so I chose a nice, solid green and added mid-century inspired motifs intended to complement the colour and lift it to make it more decorative. I also tried to make the pattern interesting so that the fabric could stand perhaps the test of time. The result is shown here on a typical living room sofa.

Few colours are used but they are from the mid-century palette in use at the time and are mid Brunswick green for the background and then simply chartreuse, Post Office red and brass to complete the motif.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Patterned Curtain Material Design

aff165_1000aff165_01_mosaicCurtains can brighten, or otherwise change the outlook and atmosphere of a room in various ways. I like to think that this one adds to all of these considerably.

The pattern is mid-century inspired although it also has modern overtones while the colours are from the mid-century palette. According to my notes the background is golden brown while the motif uses middle brown, copra (the kernel of the coconut), montella, mustard and maple with magnolia and chocolate for the stroke.

The set is a simple one which was produced in Cinema 4D and is intended to show the pattern made into curtain material and used in a very normal living area.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.