Category Archives: contemporary

Posted on 29 February, 2016

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Tattoo Gun, 1:12 scale

Special Orders

I admit it. This is a blatant “buy my wares” post, but with a twist. Some of these miniature accessories are a bit unusual because of geography, like the famous-name shopping bag from Karachi, Pakistan (Farid’s). The 1:12 scale tattoo gun is just plain weird. But I love the challenge. Bring ’em on!

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Posted on 17 December, 2015

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Music room box by Brooke Tucker, at the Great American Dollhouse Museum

Moderation

As an interior designer, I love color. But in miniatures, a balanced color pallet is more important than i real life. It’s best not to go overboard with too much of a good thing.

Proportions

There is no exact formula for allocating color to walls, furniture or accent items the. The 50/25/25 is a good rule of thumb and the picture chosen follow this guide, more or less:

Primary color, 50% – usually a light color on the walls;

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Posted on 14 September, 2015

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California Dreaming Modern Dollhouses, found on the LA Times

California Dreaming Modern Dollhouses

That’s my thought for the day. I love all period dollhouses, Victorian, Edwardian, Colonial,  as much because of the history they evoke, as the craftsmanship. But I need to see contemporary works too, to see where our wonderful obsession is going, as well as where it’s been. So, when I feel the urge, it’s California Dreaming Modern Dollhouses for me.

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Posted on 27 August, 2015

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Coffee Table Diaries: Stacked – 3 ways to arrange accessories over the rug

Contemporary Accessories can be made from so many items. Wall art can be a piece of jewelry, like a brooch. Or Mod Podge magazine pictures or posters onto foam core and frame them. Twist Fimo into a piece of sculpture, worthy of standing on a plinth in a MacMansion vestibule. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Coffee tables offer space for books, flowers and decorative pieces. To keep objects orderly and pleasing to the eye, use trays to group similar items, such as ceramics and pillar candles. Try clustering candles of different sizes and colors in one tray and bowls or vases in another. Jazz up a stack of books by topping it with a vessel filled with found objects.

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