Dark Background Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Background Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Background Wallpaper Swatch

Dark wallpaper is really only for feature walls or walls that require a different and contrasting look but there are occasions when you can relax this rule a little.

This design and its colouring owes a lot to mid-century and, of course, to the Arts and Crafts movement in vogue at the turn of the 20th century when many fine floral wall coverings were created.

I had been looking recently at a magazine photo of various wallpapers and I was fascinated by the idea of an archway through from one room to another. It gives a good opportunity to experiment with lighting and with the all-important shadows, as well as with wall covering design and seemed just the thing for this wallpaper.

The result is this new 3D set created in Cinema 4D which has an arch from the living area to the dining room. I applied the design to the archway and the final image, I thought, was very sophisticated and upmarket providing a pleasant and unusual look to the two rooms. I have a tendency to over-use sets but this is a set that I will use again from time to time.

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.

Circular Bedroom Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Circular Bedroom Wallpaper

This is a new set that I have created with Cinema 4D consisting of a bedroom in a normal British house that is intended to be used to show wall coverings.

The pattern is a simple one that covers the wall well and which looks light even though it has a strong circular pattern. It is not intended to be eye-catching although it is supposed to look strong and to dominate the wall on which it is used.

The design is simple mid-century inspired and the colours are cocoa for the background with red and chocolate for the motif and in this it owes a lot to the 1960s idea of pattern colouring.

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.

Dark Flower Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Flower Wallpaper

I like to design eye-catching and unusual feature wall coverings – for one wall only – particularly those that are for the larger than average room.

This uses (for what it’s worth for there are hardly any) mid-century colours and also draws on the ideas formulated in the 1950s and 60s. Black wallpaper was unusual at that time although I think it might have been more acceptable in the riot that was the 1960’s decade. Today, of course, it is much more acceptable and I think this design would look good in a big room today.

The pattern is deliberately compartmentalized to produce broad lines of density since that will take the eye of the visitor and draw it along the dimensions of the wall.

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

People Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

People Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

People Wallpaper Swatch

Wall covering is such an important part of a room’s d├ęcor since it is both responsible for the atmosphere and, of course, the decoration and look of a large section of the interior space.

This wall covering is still a pattern created by using, as an inspiration, mid-century fashions and with a simple repeat to the motifs but it is modern in its design. As wallpaper it creates a ‘look’ to the room that immediately marks it out as a statement wallpaper. Far from eye-catching, the design grows on the visitor who I think will become aware of it slowly but it does say something very specific, I feel, about the house owner.

As you can see, there are a variety of colours used all of which, of course, are from the mid-century palette. So that you can see better, I have created a swatch that shows, in this case, just the motif.

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

Flowers And Leaves Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flowers And Leaves Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flowers And Leaves Wallpaper Swatch

Large scale patterns like this one began to appear in the 1960s and this influenced the following decade and then, like all fashions, they vanished only to begin appearing again in this currently century.

I created this design from mid-century motifs intending it to be used at a large scale on this wall because I felt that the wall was big enough to handle the pattern. The colours used are, as always, from the mid-century palette in use at the time and my notes reveal them as midnight blue for the background and then middle brown, canary yellow, Post Office red and finally lovely parakeet.

I have to admit to liking this room and the design at this scale seems to lead the eye across the width towards the light from the window thus emphasising the dimensions of the room. If this were my room (and I have to be honest – I wish it was) then I would have this wallpaper no problem!

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

Sophisticated Bedroom Wall

Mid-century inspired pattern

Sophisticated Bedroom Wall

Mid-century inspired pattern

Sophisticated Bedroom Wall Swatch

Although this is mid-century inspired and uses a selection of mid-century colours from the British Standard in use at the time, it could be from more or less any period since quick repeats of small motifs has been a staple for wallpaper in most decades (except, of course, the present one).

To show this wall covering, I have used the bedroom set that I use for mid-century work and I think it creates a very nice ambience in a room designed for restful sleep. The scale, in common with recent ideas that I have been using, could be made smaller but this would lose the rather nice ‘vase’ shape of the motif.

The background is middle brown with a motif that is created using brass and silver and these colours look so nice together, I feel. (I have made a mental note that I must stop using them so much as they seem to crop up in my work with monotonous regularity!)

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