Remley

Pattern of carefully placed mid-century inspired flowers on a background of leavesThis was a difficult pattern to do in many ways, not because of any technical difficulty but because I was very concerned about the placement of the various elements within the design.

The actual pattern is a simple one of stylised, mid-century flowers placed on a background of leaves taken from the standard leaf patterns that appear to have been in existence for many, many years. What I wanted to do was to create clumps of colour and so I spent a lot of time working out the best placement of the three colours used for the flower motifs. The idea was to make the finished pattern, when used as a large area of fabric, show distinct areas of colour, some more prominent than others.

It is a little difficult to see whether I have succeeded from the pattern swatch and, once I and back to creating 3D scenes, I intend to use this as, for example, a curtain fabric where I hope my intentions will become clear.

I have explained about the motifs, the colours are mid-century type colours but taken from my expanded palate that I currently using.

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.

Star Hall Walls

Hall wallpaper - no more plain wallsWhen I create a pattern I often have a use in mind for it. I know that is not how most people work but for me, being used to creating 3D architectural visualisations, I tend to think in terms of use as well as design.

In this case, the design was always intended to be a wallcovering for the stairway that I made some time back. Stairways are difficult areas to design because they are not large open rectangular shapes. I have therefore chosen a simple repeat at a fairly small-scale in order to give the walls an overall look of colour and texture without making them too obvious or too distracting. Adding the lighter carpet to the room has also helped to make the stairway look bright and open as opposed to the dull and dismal look that so many stairways seem often to have.

The colours are from my expanded palette while the designs are simple mid-century stylised flower motifs.

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.

Saladrons

Wall covering swatchAs you will know, I like making designs intended for wall coverings since this was the way in which I first came into contact with pattern making and creating walls for interior spaces is still a large part of what I do.

This design takes for its inspiration the motifs produced in the early part of the mid-century in the UK along with the aesthetic behind the patterns produced during the early years of the 1900s in Europe. This was a time when ideas and fashions changed and a lot of very inventive work took place. The colours that I used have been chosen both from the palette used in the 1900s as well as colours from the mid-century choice.

I use Cinema 4D for producing interior architectural visualisations and I have been informed that the next version of this software will have a slightly different method for creating textures. This is a method that I particularly want to use and for this reason I am being careful to update my work ready to use the new software this next month.

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.

Novelty

Unusual novelty pattern of lines on a brown backgroundI have to be honest, I created this design as a wallpaper pattern for the walls of the large dining area which you have already seen but, once the design was finished and I had an image to look at, I decided that it was very unsuitable. As I often do, I spent a few moments messing with the design to see if I could quickly change it into something that looked better and as I did so I began to realise that there was the beginnings of a very novel and unusual design that I could create.

Is this design mid-century? No, it is mostly the product of my own imagining and of whatever sense of design, colour and form that I possess. Having completed it, however, and produced a final image I could not help but feel that it was a design that I should keep and that I may find a use for. Did I enjoy creating it? You bet!

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.

Penning

A mid-century inspired wall coveringWe have a change of pace and something of a change of style today with this pattern, which is a much more relaxed and easy-on-the-eye design intended for wallpaper.

Quite often a wall, for example a bedroom wall, needs a wallpaper which looks cosy and warm and which catches, but does not hold, the eye. From the first stage of design, I could see this as wallpaper on, for example, a bedroom wall.

The design must be influenced by mid-century designs since I research and see so many of them while the colouring, although taking its roots from the colours used mid-century, is designed to look modern and suitable for use today.

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.

Anglise

Surface pattern inspired by love of texturesThe wheel, as so often happens, is turning full circle and this pattern is not unlike the patterns I began producing about five years ago as 3D textures for wallpaper when I was unable to find anything suitable on the internet.

It was through this door that I entered the realm of surface pattern creation and became fascinated by the look and the texture produced by patterns. I was, and still am, lucky in that I can use my patterns to wrap around 3D objects and thus see them the way that they would look in the real world.

This design is, like many of my design, a simple one intended to look good as a soft furnishing fabric and, once I am able to get started, I will use it as a 3D texture. The actual design is my own but, of course, it cannot but be helped by my interest in, and considerable research of, mid-century designs and patterns. The colouring, as you can see, is very mid-century.

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.

Preventy

Mid-century and earlier inspired design for soft furnishingsWe still have a green theme – I rather like the colour green – for this design which was intended once again as a design for soft furnishings.

The inspiration for this pattern looks back to the designs produced in the 1900s and at the way they inspired the patterns produced mid-century in the 1950s and the first half of the 1960s. The colours are representative more of the mid-century colours than colours that were used earlier.

The scale I have used is quite large although I did experiment with using this at a fairly small scale since it has a quick repeat and I was pleased with the result. In my mind, I could see this being used as curtain fabric but I also wondered how it would look as a furniture design when used at a small-scale. When I have the opportunity to do so, I will try this with a 3D model and bring you the result.

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.