Floral Bedroom Wallpaper

Bedroom wallpaper design of flowers against a light backgroundBedroom visualization using the wallpaperThis is a little different in that the wallpaper design uses a slightly different method of construction although the end result looks very straightforward.

This was created by using a separate background and the pattern is overlaid on top. The idea is to create a wall which looks simple and straightforward but which shows the background if you look a little closer. Looking at the image in its large form on Flickr you can see the effect of the background.

I think that the idea is mid century since I have seen wall coverings from that period which I think use this method while the colours, the few that are there, do reflect mid century values.

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.

Blue Floral Squeeze

Blue floral mid-century inspired wallpaper in a tiny apartmentAt the end of July I showed this design as a swatch and said that it was a suitable design to use for a wall coverings and, at last, I have been able to produce a 3D interior design using this wallpaper.

The design owes its inspiration to various mid-century patterns that appeared in the 1960s in the United Kingdom and the colouring is mostly mid-century with the exception of the yellow which is from my expanded palette.

The set is my small apartment set that I made several years ago now and which I still use because it seems to work so well. I thought that this design might be something of a squeeze to use in this space but, happily, I was wrong and, as soon as I put the paper on the wall, I was able to see that I was on the right lines. As a colour, blue tends to make everything look cold but I think, for this small apartment, it does make it look fresh and not too tiny. Sitting back and looking at the finished image I was quite pleased with the way that it had adapted to the size of the apartment.

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.

Juilleurs

Complex design in browns intended as a wallpaper patternThis is a rather complicated design and is again, I am afraid, intended as a wallpaper pattern to be used as a feature or, perhaps, as there’s not too much contrast in the colour, as an all over design.

The pattern has a simple repeat but is intended to be used either way up which means that it will also make a useful fabric. I did experiment with different background colours and it may be that I will produce this design with a darker background with the intention of using it as, for example, a curtain fabric.

The inspiration for the design is, as you will realise, the 1960s in the UK while the colouring is taken both from the 1960s and from my expanded palette.

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.

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.