Aff507 Wallpaper

The whole point of Belle Epoque 2 is to create a form of decoration to add to elements within a house such as wall coverings, fabric or soft furnishings. I am slowly being able to see more clearly the way forward and this pattern for a wallpaper I think shows where I am at this moment.

The origins of the motifs and the colouring date back to mid-century Britain and in particular to the patterns produced in the 1950s by the wealth of talent that was appearing following the end of the Second World War. The motifs are small, as is the scale, and the repeat is a fast one giving the look of overall pattern and with the lines of motif helping delineate the dimensions of the room.

You could say that this pattern gives the room a mid-century modern look but you can also say, I feel, that it also gives the room a soft and pleasant modern feel.

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.

Aff507 Pattern

This was very much intended to be a Belle Epoque 2 style pattern with a relatively small-scale and a fast repeat, together with some contrast between the motif and the background.

I saw this design as being suitable for wall coverings for either a reception room or alternatively for a bedroom or, I suppose really, any other room in the house. Patterns of this nature are so good as they tend to be universally acceptable.

The motif is similar to those used mid-century and draws for its influence both on the 1950s and the 1970s in the United Kingdom. The colours are taken from my extended British range of colours that would have been in use at the time.

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.

Aff506 Pattern

This is a pattern which follows closely my ideas for Belle Epoque 2 but this time is intended for the wallcovering of a modern room or alternatively to provide the decoration for a mid-century modern style room.

The idea is that the scale will be relatively small and the lighter motifs in the image will merge so that just the circles and squares will appear and so give the wall both a solid and a speckled look. The colours in the circles and squares would also allow the choice of accent colours for the room.

The colouring for the design is mustard for the background as this is both a colour which I like and also one which was extensively used mid-century. It has the advantage, too, of producing a homely and pleasant atmosphere in a room.

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.

Aff502 As Wallpaper

This is a very simple and straightforward pattern and so it seemed pointless producing a separate swatch when you can easily see the elements of the design.

This is, of course, mid-century influenced, taking its cue from the 1970s in the United Kingdom and using colours taken from the colours that would have been available at that time.

The room is my old wallpaper set which is probably one of the first sets that I ever created. Here, the wall covering looks pleasant and unremarkable and is intended for use on just one wall. The idea is simply to create a little interest and to provide some decoration to what would otherwise be a dull and uninspiring interior wall. This does, of course, fulfil some of my expectations for Belle Epoque 2.

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.

Aff501 Paper And Fabric

Predictably, I was unable to make my mind up whether to go with the paper or with the use of fabric and so I decided to show you both and let you decide for yourself.

Actually, having said that, it is not entirely true because usually when I make patterns, I make them for a specific purpose although just lately I have been experimenting more with the final product.

I have to say that out of all of the images I prefer the look of this pattern as paper although other people have said that they like the design as curtain material. In the end, of course, it matters little since the patterns will not be made into either paper or fabric but it is an interesting exercise.

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.

Aff501 Pattern

This design was created to be used for wrapping paper, and in particular I saw it as producing gift bags but, when I reviewed the pattern as a finished swatch, I began to have other ideas.

It is a Belle Epoque 2 design with a fast repeat and a small-scale but, like the design that I have just featured, it also looks good at a slightly larger scale. Therefore I naturally began to think that it might have a use as a design for soft furnishing.

I have some experimentation to do and we will have to see which use I think turns out to be the best. The motifs used in the design are simple ones and the colouring is taken from the extended palette that I use and which was obtained from colours created for the British Standard in the mid-century decades.

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.

Aff500 Curtains

As I promised I would, I have created an image showing how this design would look if it were converted into curtain fabric and used to create the curtains at a living room window.

Having tried some experimentation, I have, in fact, used a scale slightly larger than the scale I intended but I think that this gives the curtains are little more of an opulent look. The ideal scale, I think, very much depends on the design and it is always worth experimenting to see which scale works the best.

The set that I have used is a new one created in Cinema 4D and which I think gives a better idea of the way that the material would look made in this way

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.