Introduction to IDOT

I have got to say, I was not looking forward to the start of this project. However, as time has gone on, I have discovered that I am now very fond of designing wallpaper.

We had three briefs to chose from:

  • Beyond the Wall
  • A Sense of Abstraction
  • Animal Astratti

I started exploring each one of these areas with Pinterest boards. Yay for Pinterest! Slowly, I realised that A Sense of Abstraction was a little too large a project to explore in four weeks. The Animal Astratti board had no pins at all, which was a good indication that I shouldn’t do that one either.

The inspiration for the Beyond the Wall brief initially came from the stone carvings that I found on buildings around Edinburgh. These carvings were extremely detailed and were such a good way to start the project, considering I had a great view of some from my bedroom window! However, if you have been reading this blog recently, you will know that I have just completed a whole project about Edinburgh, so then again, I was uninspired.

I started pinning a lot of trompé lœil style of wallpapers on my board, which eventually turned into historical stone carvings found in palaces and grand houses, not only in England, but all over the world.

It then struck me. The idea that was staring me in the face all this time.

The Alhambra.

Again, this was a project that I kinda skimmed over in second year, but I was so excited to revisit it again in further detail.

Moorish architecture and more specifically the Alhambra, have stone carvings all the way throughout their palaces. This was the perfect point of inspiration for this project.

Here are my initial moodboards.

What do you think?

Moodboard Page 1.
Moodboard Page 2.

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