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.

Hot Day

Mid-century inspired pattern

Hot Day

Mid-century inspired pattern

Hot Day

The weather in England is cold and damp and has been for sometime but in the summer the weather can be quite hot.

As a reminder of this I thought that I would convert the Curtain and Carpet room, which I have already improved, to reflect the forthcoming hot weather. I therefore used Mediterranean style tiles that I created for the floor and used a warm colour reminiscent of the colours used in Spain for the interior walls. I replaced the background image with something that looks a little more Spanish and suddenly the room was a warm one.

I have created a new pattern for this room to go on the curtains and the cushions and this pattern, I hope, conveys warmth, sunshine and well-being. The pattern, as well as having warm colours, relies very much on shape and form to, hopefully, create the impression of warmth and homeliness. On this grey, drab winter morning as I write this I can only feel cheered looking at the image and thinking of the warmer days of summer that are yet to come.

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

Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Floor-Covering

The 1960s, and the decade that preceded it, saw an increasing use of linoleum – lino – or vinyl as a useful floor-covering.

This design is intended to look good and to be easy to clean and, in particular, to give the kitchen a sharp and genuine mid-century look. The design itself is a simple one made with Adobe Illustrator while the set is my mid-century kitchen set created with Cinema 4D which was also used to produce the image.

I tried various colour schemes, which worked fine and with success, although the green works well with the existing units to save me re-colouring them.

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

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Floor tiles or linoleum patterns

Floor tiles or linoleum patterns

These patterns are created to resemble the floor tiles that were sold mid-century made into linoleum sheet, it was a pattern that sold in considerable quantities and it’s easy to see why.

Lino like this was easy to keep clean, simple to lay and had a long lifetime before it began to look shabby. There are two quite different designs here; the first is a warm, Mediterranean type of colour while the other is stronger, harder and much more no-nonsense. Either look good in the demonstration room (I pinched it from the modern dinner party scene I created some months ago).

Warm colours, you would think, would be the first choice in the cool climate of the UK but I think the stronger, cooler colours look much better but then that is just my opinion.

The patterns were made in Xara Designer and assembled and rendered in Cinema 4D.

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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.