Upmarket Walpaper Aff313

Upmarket wallpaper design in an upmarket roomThis was the formal wallpaper pattern that I created some time back and posted here a few days ago with the promise that I would show the wallpaper on the walls of a new room that I was then modelling.

Well, the new room is finished and you can see the result above with the formal wallpaper applied to the walls. It is an upmarket room as you can see and the wallpaper design is intended to match the style of the room and also the intended use of the room as a somewhat restrained lounge in a rather big house.

This is an interesting exercise because, having completed this, I am immediately thinking how this room would look with perhaps more modern and forward thinking owners. There is always a tendency to create rooms which reflect one’s own ideas. Perhaps it may be more interesting for me to come out of my comfort zone and create a much more modern room with a more modern wallcovering and so this will be a project that I will mark forward to do over the next few days.

In the interim, however, I am pleased with the way that this room has turned out and with the design that I have created which I think compliments the use of the room and creates the look that I wanted

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.

Formal Wallpaper Design

Formal surface pattern for wallpaperI am trying to produce some perhaps more formal and structured work while still staying true to the ideas and the aspirations of the mid-20th century. At the same time, of course, I also want to produce patterns that have some relevance today.

This design is for a formal room, perhaps similar to the room that I have made recently, and looks back in its elements and to an extent in its colours to an earlier period in British design when things were much simpler. This gives me the chance to use traditional elements in a more traditional way without simplifying them and also to use colour in a different way.

I am in the process of building a new room which is a little more formal and a little more interesting and hopefully this should be finished next week which will give me the chance to apply this as wallpaper.

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.

Large Wallpaper – Small Apartment

Large format wallpaper on a small room so much better than solid colourThe other night someone remarked about using wallpaper that has a large motif in a small apartment. As I happened to have a small apartment – on the computer that is – I thought I would give it a try to show them how effective such a design can be.

The wallpaper that I chose is the design that I showed some time back and which I used on the new large room that I had created. That being so, I thought that this would prove an interesting exercise. The motif is a large one but the wallpaper does not have a lot of contrast between the motif and the background colour. If you use a pattern that has a strong and very colourful motif then the effect can easily look overpowering, I certainly agree with that.

As you can see from the illustration above the exercise was an interesting one and it shows just how good a large format wallpaper can look when applied to the walls of a small apartment. It goes without saying that you only have to look at this to realise how good a patterned wall covering is against using just a solid colour.

I have only used one wall for the paper and kept the wall by the window plain although, after I had completed the render (why is it you always think of these things afterwards) I was sure that I could have put the wallpaper on both walls. If I had done so then I am sure that I would not have produced a heavy or overpowering effect.

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.

Kitchen Curtain Fabric

Mid-century Inspired PatternThis is a modern, mid-century style kitchen room that looks out onto a normal British suburban garden and has old fashioned curtains at the window.

The paintwork follows the conventional modern wisdom and is white and you would, perhaps, expect the curtain colour to be a plain one. Here however, I have used a red based pattern for the material to show just how good it looks to have a decorated design as a fabric pattern.

The design is based firmly in the mid-century decades and uses Post Office red and mustard as the background colours with oxlip, chocolate and a more modern red for the motif. The effect, I believe, is to give the room a much more homely and pleasing look that makes it look more like a house kitchen than a kitchen in a restaurant facility.

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.

Black Wallpaper

Mid-century Inspired PatternI like using black but, well, it’s a difficult colour to actually use although it’s a fun and fairly easy colour to work with and for creating patterns and designs.

Although it wasn’t used that much mid-century it was still there on the palettes and saw some revival in the riot and chaos of the 1960s and so I though I would create a pattern for the small apartment that you see here. This apartment was created some time ago in Cinema 4D and still looks OK to use as a set.

This design uses mid-century colours magnolia and chocolate for black – since nothing in life is really totally black with pink paint for the walls. The pattern is horizontal stripes to, hopefully, give some width to the small walls and the blackness gives a sense of wow to the room I think – well, that’s what I hoped.

Could I live in a room like this? Yeah, I think so, looking at the finished image on a big monitor it does look the sort of room I could walk into, sit down and enjoy.

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.

Patterned Hall Carpet

aff186fiv_1000So many stairs these days seem to be decorated in either plain colours or by using the wood of which they are constructed which is OK except that the hallways always look light and bright but boring.

This design is an unusual one inspired by those patterns from the mid-century years and deliberately kept low-key to aid today’s designers. Carpet often seems to be left out of modern design and so I like to make an effort to produce something that is useable and pleasant without being too eye-catching or overboard.

The colours, taken from the mid-century palette in use at the time, are marine blue for the base and then chocolate, olive and mustard for the design.

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.

Yellow Mid-Century Inspired Wall Covering

aff185_1000Walls, I believe, are a vital part in the decoration scheme for any house and it is important that they reflect the desires and aspirations of the homeowner.

This design is intended to create a warm and interesting decorative pattern that gives both the homeowner and the visitor a viewpoint and leads their eyes across the surface of the wall. This is important because it means that people look at the room and its contents rather than seeing it as a plain coloured box.

The design is mid-century inspired and uses colours from a palette in use at the time to provide both contrast and the security of a regular repeating pattern. The colours chosen are warm and intended to look good on bright, sunny days when the sun from the window on the right illuminates the wall.

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.