Natural patterns are always a source of inspiration for designers. You only have to walk into one store and you are guaranteed to spot something floral or with animal reference etc as they make for beautiful patterns and are very popular in both fashion and interiors.
Something as simple as the grain on a tree can be beautiful and the image I’m sharing with you here shows how. The natural wave the grain has and the slight tonal differences in colour could create a very striking textiles pattern, especially if printed on to a light weight fabric so that it can move and flow when draped. The texture of the grain is also stunning and would be fantastic if applied as to a wallpaper design, creating a feature within an interior which looks visually quite subtle and elegant but is textural and luxurious to touch.
So be inspired by nature and have a play around with mark making, texture and colour to represent this influence and see what interesting patterns you can create!