Saturday, March 12, 2016

Chateau de Morsan Dollhouse

 This is the Chateau de Morsan Dollhouse. It is a French style country house that was inspired by a pic I received of a real house located in Normandy France.
My inspiration pic of the real house.
Of course the sheep and fountain were part of what made me just fall in love with the origional pic of the real house. so of course I had to find some sheep! The fountain also has lots of cherub detailing to pull the cherub them out into the design. 

The metal balconies and third floor railings came from cut apart vintage metal tissue boxes. The metal is quite soft and easily bends, and cuts nicely with nippers. 

 I had a lot of fun with the cherub theme on the exterior. Using cherubs over the doors and under windows, and of course the large focal top floor facia.

Lets take a look inside At the first floor.

The first floor has a nice open flow pattern, yet defination of seperate room areas for decorating.

Let's look in the upstairs at the second floor.

As you know I'm passonate about balconies and areas to look out, so this door leads out to the lovely fancy metal balcony.

on up to the top floor.

Now let's go back out and look at some floral and garden details.

To help balance the blooming balcony vine, the same vine was added to the wall, wrapping the corner.

 I loved that this house is elegant yet rustic feeling at the same time. I chose darker papers for the inside to have a warm cozy feeling to balance the colder stone exterior.The garden flower choices also reflect the mix of formal garden and meadow.

 Thanks for looking, hope you are inspired for your own mini projects.

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Glenview Drive Blue Victorian Dollhouse

The Glenview Dr. Victorian Dollhouse

 This is the second custom design dollhouse this year. Taking things I love from houses I have made over the years and adding fun features I enjoy having. I always love lots of extra windows and doors, you all know that. Balconies are my next favorite feature! I think after living in Key West experiencing so many, that the feeling to step out and just pause to look into the distance, or even down to the garden is lovely. So this house has first story porches, second story balconies, and third story walk outs. I also have thought separate Kitchen doors were very fun.
   The color pallet for this house came from a real historic house I saw for sale in Texas. The siding is a mid tone blue, with crisp white trim.  accent colors are a pale blue, and marine blue.

The sun flowers were added after I finished the rest of the florals. sun flowers just look so happy, and that pop of goldish yellow was a nice standout to all the blue.

Let's look inside


This view shows the small foyer space as you open the door. I tried to define it a bit by using a different 
floor pattern. 

Back outside to the florals

Once again making hydrangeas with Bunka fiber was a success. This time using blues.