Deck Chairs Surface Pattern Design

Deck Chairs Pattern

Swatches showing the different stages of the design. Click or rollover to see more details.

Deck Chairs Pattern Design

Since my early pattern design of Mid Century Modern Chairs, I have been thinking of a new design with another chair. Simple British deck chairs and memories of summer holidays seemed ideal.

Deck Chairs Pattern Development

  • A – first design using one deckchair in alternating directions.
  • B – tighter design evoking Hokusai waves. But not much fun.
  • C – a different deckchair tightly packed, but a bit boring.
  • D – adding stick-on beach balls might make it more interesting?
  • E – created variations of the two deckchairs then arranged them more naturally.
  • F – adding the stick on beachballs. Awkward spacing though.
  • G – revised spacing feels more even and naturally random.
  • H – re-colouring the blue deckchairs red is much more fun.
  • J – showing both red and blue deckchairs. Changing the background to white makes it more useful for different applications.

Colour Combinations

All of the designs shown here are chosen from Deck Chairs designs G, H and J. Following the design code is a swatch reference number from 0 to 42, where 0 = white and 42 is bright yellow.

Placing The Pattern In A Location

To give context I combined a selection of finished designs with a straight-on shot of the chair used in my design for Mid Century Modern Chairs. Adding a fake carpet and simple skirting board. For every image I altered the colour of the real chair to complement the surface wallpaper. For each design I also created a simple version that was just the pattern, to show how the design could be used for fabric, wrapping paper, and other surfaces. 

Creating This Page

With so many colour combinations it would be impractical to show all of them. Here I have chosen a selection of combinations that I feel are interesting. Smaller screen sizes are designed to display less colour examples.

The Future

The pattern would work for wallpaper but it would also be fun for gift-wrapping and fabric too. I would love this design to have another life taken up by a manufacturer. Please contact me if you would like a high resolution file or to talk about how we could work together.

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