Flowers And Flying Things

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flowers And Flying Things

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flowers And Flying Things Swatch

I don’t really have a sense of humour so I’m told but if I did then this would be what is described in the wallpaper catalogues as a ‘whimsical’ design.

The motif is mid-century inspired being a 1960’s flower from the flower-power era, while the colours, too, are from the mid-century range. They are, according to my notes, a background that is daybreak with poppy, cyclamen, Post Office red, canary yellow and orange for the motif.

As a wall covering, the effect is to produce a warm, comforting look to the room , making it friendly and engaging; just the sort of look that is required for a 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

Flasks And Furniture

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flasks And Furniture

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flasks And Furniture Swatch

Not every design that you make is the result of hours and hours of hard work; sometimes the pattern just happens before you on the screen with seemingly very little input.

Of course, it isn’t that, I’ve been making mid-century inspired patterns for five years or more and somewhere in my brain all this must be pre-programmed so that occasionally I can run for a moment on auto.

As soon as this design appeared I knew that it was destined for a sofa fabric and I was not disappointed as you can see above. If you are interested in the colours, they are regal red (a lovely colour) for the background and then canary yellow and magnolia for the motifs.

OK, I’m going to be honest and say that opinion in my household is mixed about the design but I have no doubts about saying that I like it!

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

Quiet Bedroom Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Quiet Bedroom Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Quiet Bedroom Wallpaper Swatch

Wall covering is an important part of a room since it helps the house owner set the atmosphere and the ambience the way that they want. Sometimes a statement wall covering is what is required but sometimes the walls need to be quiet and restful and designed not to intrude on the peace of the occupant.

This pattern is based on mid-century motifs and colours but is intended to be just an interesting and colourful wall leaving the house owner to add whatever furnishings they like. I saw this wallpaper as ideal for a bedroom since it is restful and yet not dull and uneventful.

I created this wallcovering design some time back and this is but one of several incarnations that the pattern has been through – a previous design is shown as the swatch. According to my notes, this variation has a background which looks like mellow buff while the motif colours are from the mid-century palette and are listed as porcelain blue and moss green for the stroke and then for the motifs orange, moss green, chartreuse and poppy red.

The swatch uses the same motif colours but has a chocolate background and the design is slightly different in that one column is raised half a unit.

The pattern is created so that the lines of the motifs do not, looked at on a complete wall, appear regimented and completely straight. This prevents the pattern from appearing boring and creates a more restful and interesting (and deliberately jumbled) look.

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