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I have had a life-long love affair with dollhouse miniatures, and careers in art education and interior design. I hope to combine these life experiences to help other miniature enthusiasts get more out of this wonderful hobby we enjoy, a hobby that often reaches the level of an art form. Susan Downing

Posted on 26 September, 2017

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Louis XV Drawing room in this Mulvany & Rogers “homage” to the Palace at Versailles

3 Versailles Miniatures, 4 Great Artisans

Kevin Mulvany, Suzie Rogers, Harry Smith and Robert Dawson are four of my favorite miniature artisan, whose work I never try of studying. What they have accomplished with the Palace at Versaille for inspiration is truly amazing.

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Posted on 24 September, 2017

Helena Rubinstein's Second Empire Room Box

Helena Rubinstein collection. The Second Empire Room Box

Neutrals Beige vs. Gray

This post has some tips on working with beige and gray. At the bottom is a link Renate Herring-Shepherd’s terrific e-Book on creating what you want with color – in a real room or dollhouse. It also contains a color wheel training video I like. Download it free.

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Posted on 23 September, 2017

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Tim Hartnell and the 1920s Luxury Hotel

Tim and his wife, Angela Hartnell are the owners of Anglia Dolls Houses, which specializes in creating fully decorated, 1/12th scale miniature works. Their standard designs are early Georgian through the Regency period; commissions are from any period.

1920s Luxury Hotel

A recent project is a replica of a 1920s grand hotel, such as The Ritz or The Hotel de Louvre in Paris. It’s huge, weighing 840 pounds and measuring 6′ wide, 4′ deep, 8′ 6” high. It was shipped to its U.S. buyer in 11 separate crates.

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Posted on 22 September, 2017

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Ron Hubble’s Jacobean Salon In the Miniature Museum of Taiwan

Beige Is Beautiful

Beige Is beautiful if you have more than one shade in the room. When working with a neutral as your primary color, go from light to dark hues on the walls, rug, and large pieces furniture. The walls could be the lightest shade; curtains, a filmy darker hue; the rug a much darker shade. Be careful to keep these secondary colors compatible, that the undertones are in the same family. Because of the compacted spaces, unfortunate choices in color are more obvious in a miniature than a real room. But it’s a lot easier and cheaper to correct the mistake.

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Categories: beige, neutral tone


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