Curtain Fabric Mauve

Mid-century inspired pattern

Curtain Fabric Mauve

Mid-century inspired pattern

Curtain Fabric Mauve Swatch

I decided to make a design that, whilst mid-century in inspiration and in feeling, had perhaps a more modern look.

The background colour mauve is not a mid-century colour. There are various blues but the colouring does not extend far enough and so this was an interesting project for me in which I explored some new ground.

The pattern placed on the background is much more mid-century as are the colours and, if you change the background, the resulting pattern would not look out of place in the 1960s. On my Flickr page I have included a swatch which shows the same pattern but with a plain midnight blue mid-century background rather than the mauve muted tartan. If you look at this you will see exactly what I mean.

In fact, having thought about this, I will post tomorrow the same scene but this time with the midnight blue pattern curtain so that you can decide for yourself which one you prefer.

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.

Interesting Bedroom Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Interesting Bedroom Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Interesting Bedroom Wallpaper Swatch

This wallpaper was designed as bedroom wallpaper for a room that does not require a loud paper and which similarly does not require a quiet one.

The motif and the colours are both mid-century and the overall look of the pattern could also be considered from that period although I have tried to create a design that looks up to date in the room.

It is not a loud pattern that is intended to be used on a large-scale and provide a wide-awake, immediate challenge to the visitor and by the same token it is not intended to be a quiet, restful design intended for a very dedicated sleeping room.

These days rooms tend to double or even triple in usage and frequently a bedroom is also a study and often also a lounge and a room in which friends are entertained. To use a particularly loud or a particularly quiet pattern in a room such as this would be to make it look odd and out of place and so this pattern is neither of these. However, it is, I hope, an attractive and entertaining design which would look the part for any of the activities mentioned.

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.

Busy Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Busy Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Busy Wallpaper Swatch

The purpose of wallpaper is to provide decoration for the walls of our houses to both make them more attractive than simple plain paint and so that we can show the world the type of person that we are from our choice of pattern and colour.

This room is obviously upmarket and the wallpaper is used to make a statement and to leave a visitor in little doubt as to the sort of person who resides there. The design is based on mid-century colours and to an extent on mid-century motifs and ideas although the way the pattern is constructed and the way that the colours are used is much more modern.

As well as showing how it is possible to blend more modern tastes with older values, this room also shows, I think, how it is possible to make a room which you would immediately say was very masculine. I do, I admit, find it easier to work with colours that have a male dominance and I frequently have to hold that in check but here I have done the opposite and produced what is, in essence a room for myself for that lovely day when I finally get to retire to a nice Italian or French luxury apartment.

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.

Danish Chair Pattern

Mid-century inspired pattern

Danish Chair Pattern:

Mid-century inspired pattern

Danish Chair Pattern Swatch

Firstly, there is nothing Danish about this pattern, it is simply a pattern that I created to go on some Danish style mid-century chairs that I recently constructed.

The design has its roots firmly in mid-century ideas and uses mid-century colours in order to produce a pleasing yet not eye-catching pattern that was intended for either sofas or chairs. As I had recently finished building a mid-century chair that is based loosely on Danish chairs I decided to try the pattern and see if I liked the result.

I did like the result and decided that it was not necessary to use a sofa and I hope you find this design pleasing, too.

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.

Kitchen Curtains

Mid-century inspired pattern

Kitchen Curtains

Mid-century inspired pattern

Kitchen Curtains Swatch

The kitchen is perhaps the one room of the house where we can be a little less influenced by our choice of overall decorative themes and let our hair down.

Mid-century patterns used, as they are here, with fairly bright colouring can provide unusual, noticeable and quite eye-catching designs which can really bring a kitchen or other utility area to life.

The motifs used in this design have their origin in the stylised flower-power designs of the late 1960s and the colours are taken directly from mid-century colours with the exception of the background which is a slightly deeper green to reflect modern tastes. The overall effect, and the overall intention, is to create a happier, more colourful and inspiring kitchen.

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.