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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 01 September, 2015


Marc Mead’s Art Deco Home Theater

I have always been excited at the prospects of what technology could bring to the dollhouse universe. Marc Mead nailed it with his art deco home theater! What ideas do you have for lights, camera OR action in a dollhouse miniature?

Marc Meads Art Deco Home Theater was shared on several Facebook groups. I fell in love with it and asked Marc how it all came about. As Marc explained on the FB posts, the ceiling was not in place yet, and other finishing touches still had to be done. But here it is in its final stage, ready to show in Texas.

The story of the building of this wonderful room box is below. Click on the picture for a video link.


Marc Mead Home Theater

Here is Marc’s reply:

Susan –

The theater came about because I learned about headrest monitors and rear view display monitors for automobiles! I wanted to do a project using them because they are the perfect sizes! I searched the internet for a home theater that inspired me and came across one I liked. The inspiration room had deep red décor, a dome, and columns! What more could you ask for! right? The mirrors on the side were featured in a local designers show house a few years back in a home theater I have always wanted to use that feature and this was perfect for it! The fabric I found at a great fabric store I hated to pay $25 a yard but it was a perfect scale match! The speakers were computer speakers, I cut up the cases and relocated them, the speakers are in the ceiling and the knobs are under the floor with the dvd player and space for the remotes! There is a dimmer switch on the lights which are both LED and grain of wheat the LED are in the valance on the side walls. The sconces I made from 5 beads and a flower globe each! The ornament on the front is made from plastic forks a faucet handle and a drawer pull!! if you have any questions I would love to answer them! Thank you for writing about it! Do you know about my other projects? 2 of them were in Dollhouse Miniatures! looking forward to seeing your blog!!!



Posted by Susan Downing

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