Floral Bedroom Wallpaper

Bedroom wallpaper design of flowers against a light backgroundBedroom visualization using the wallpaperThis is a little different in that the wallpaper design uses a slightly different method of construction although the end result looks very straightforward.

This was created by using a separate background and the pattern is overlaid on top. The idea is to create a wall which looks simple and straightforward but which shows the background if you look a little closer. Looking at the image in its large form on Flickr you can see the effect of the background.

I think that the idea is mid century since I have seen wall coverings from that period which I think use this method while the colours, the few that are there, do reflect mid century values.

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.

Dark Red Stair Carpet

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Red Stair Carpet

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Red Stair Carpet

This is part of the 1966 West Avenue set which has been brought up to date and shows the hall and stairs as it would look if the house had just been purchased and refurbished by its new owner.

The property is a three bedroom, semi-detached house built just before the Second World War and is similar to many thousand that exist in the United Kingdom.

A first for me, this is, I think, my first carpet design and, in fact, this design was intended solely as stair carpet. So many houses that I see on the internet do not have decorative carpeted stairs which I think makes them look very ordinary, plain and non-descript. This design, which has strong mid-century roots and also mid-century colours, is intended to look good, enhance the dimensions of the stairs and prove inviting for both a visitor and the homeowner.

I have used chrome bars to run across each stair in order to hold the carpet in place, although it would be equally good with any other form of modern fastening.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns on my fabulous and ever-growing Flickr page which is here.

Colourful Cottage Curtains

Mid-century inspired pattern

Colourful Cottage Curtains

Mid-century inspired pattern

Colourful Cottage Curtains Swatch

The mid-century period in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom, was a time when there was an outpouring of the creativity which had remained bottled and subdued from the wartime decades.

This creativity tended to produce some quirky and imaginative designs, much of which found its way into fashion fabrics although fabrics for furnishing, curtaining and similar household needs tended to be perhaps a little less ebullient.

This design hopes to redress the balance and provide an interesting and perhaps humorous pattern based fundamentally on mid-century ideas and which uses colours from the mid-century British palette. The colours are strong and vibrant and the pattern bright and cheerful and so the obvious place for this was in my cottage living room as curtains.

This is an interesting pattern that has a lot going on and, from a technical point of view, it is also interesting because it is the first pattern that I have made using Serif Affinity Designer rather than my usual Adobe Illustrator.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns on my fabulous and ever-growing Flickr page which is here.

Furnishing Pattern On A Small Scale

Mid-century inspired pattern

Furnishing Pattern On A Small Scale

Mid-century inspired pattern

Furnishing Pattern On A Small Scale swatch

I know hardly anybody else seems to do this, but I like to do is diversify, for example by creating transport patterns and patterns for furniture coverings.

An important point that seems to be forgotten by many people is that patterns intended for coaches and bus seats need to be designed for that purpose rather than using a general-purpose design. It is for this reason that I try where possible to show how my patterns look on the intended product.

In this case, the product is a sofa and the image is taken from a 3D set made with Cinema 4D. From the outset, this was designed to be a small scale pattern intended to soften and show off the outlines of the sofa and, hopefully, to make it look inviting to both visitors and homeowners alike.

The pattern does bear some resemblance at a large-scale to mid-century patterns created in the 1970 and the colouring is also very close to the mid-century palette, close enough to justify, I feel, the hashtag midcenturyinspired.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns on my fabulous and ever-growing Flickr page which is here.

Flowers For A Small Apartment

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flowers For A Small Apartment

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flowers For A Small Apartment Swatch

The small apartment that I created is really interesting to decorate and for this renovation I have chosen a bright mid-century red for the background on which I have used fairly simple stylised flowers.

Obviously in a room this small it would be unwise to use the wallpaper on all the walls although, as you can see, a good proportion of one wall is taken up with window and, being on the top floor, this gives an excellent view which serves as wall decoration.

As I continued to produce this image I imagined what it would be like to live in this apartment and, to be honest I thought that it seemed quite bright and inviting.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns on my fabulous and ever-growing Flickr page which is here.

Swirly Living Room Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Swirly Living Room Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Swirly Living Room Wallpaper Swatch

This pattern is quite a swirly one and was intended for, and, in fact, designed specifically for, this room in order to create an interesting but cool look.

This set is a relatively modern apartment set but it is a very strange one for the sun always shines and it is hot outside which you would soon discover if you were to walk out onto the balcony. The intention was to create a room which would look cool by using this wallpaper and some cool colours on the wall.

In fact, looking at the final image now, it does look a remarkably cool room and so perhaps I have succeeded in my task.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns on my fabulous and ever-growing Flickr page which is here.

New Wall Texture

Mid-century inspired pattern

New Wall Texture

Mid-century inspired pattern

New Wall Texture

I started making patterns as a result of making textures for 3D architectural visualisations that I had made – and this is something that I still do.

I decided that I would try producing a pattern to be used at a small scale in order to produce an effect or a texture rather than using the actual pattern itself as decoration. The result is this pattern which is a simple pattern of circles but it is used on the wallpaper at a very small scale and the effect is to produce a texture that resembles a basket work effect.

Applying this to the wall I was surprised at how good it actually looked and I decided that this was a good way of using pattern to create a textured effect. This is rather like the classic houndstooth motif which is used on fashion fabrics just for the effect rather than for the look of the motif.

I’m still thinking about the result of this and I may well try the same method with some other patterns to see if I can extend this way of using them. So that you can see this more clearly I have included with the images on my Flickr account a full-size close-up photograph which shows the effect more clearly.

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