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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 29 December, 2015

Dollhouse  Mid Century Beauty - The Foyer

Kathleen Holm’s Mid-Century Beauty – The Foyer


A Mid-Century Beauty

Kathy Holmes says her dollhouse is loosely based on the 1930s-40s, with some liberties taken. It took 3 years to build,

Kathleen Holmes posted a picture of the foyer of her Mid-Century dollhouse on her Facebook profile. The pictures is so eye-catching, which is the purpose of photography. I commented on her post, “Beautiful work made even better by good photography. The pictures of many good miniatures suffer from flat, frontal lighting. This photo draws the viewer in by lighting the background, creating depth and mystery. I love it.”

Dollhouse Mid Century Beauty – The Living Room

Kathleen Holm’s Mid-Century Beauty – The Living Room

I chatted to Kathleen asking her to tell me the story of this miniature, and she replied, “I’hat’s the front hallway on the first floor of my dollhouse.My dollhouse is loosely in the time period of the 1930s-40s, but I sometimes take liberties with it, lol. If you haven’t seen pictures of it, I have loads on my wall under albums. All of the pictures in the last year are of my new dollhouse. I built it over a span of 3 years with lots of help from my husband.”


Kathleen Holm’s Mid-Century Beauty -The Bath

Hooray for husbands! Patrick helps me all the time, especially with photography. Here’s a link to a very smooth video entitled, “Kathleen’s Dollhouse.”


Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: dollhouses, Mid Century

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