Category Archives: nursery

Posted on 01 March, 2016

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Anne Gerdes Edwardian Master’s Bedroom found on Annie’s Minis

Accessorizing Halls, Bedrooms, Nurseries and Bathrooms

NOTE:  As was true in Part 1 (Kitchen, Lounge & Dining Room), the following article by Julia Morrison is an excellent guide for the basic items you will need to accessorize the 4 rooms in the title. Of course, you have decisions to make before buying the listed items. In what era does your project take place? (again, I chose Edwardian images). Aristocracy or We-The-People? Even before that, dollhouse or room box? Are you recreating a memory, copying a room from a painting or photograph? What’s your budget? Here’s Julie Morrison’s article.

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Posted on 10 January, 2016

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Miss Miles’ House day nursery, found on the V&A Children’s Wallpapers

Nurseries – Why Pink or Blue?

It seems to be a hard and fast rule today that pink is for girls, boys are blue. It wasn’t always this way. One of the best things about dollhouse miniatures is that they reflect the lives of real people that might have lived in them over the centuries. Nursery color schemes were all over the place. But today, we seem to be stuck with a pink / blue stereotype. Has there been some biological gender change in babies, or is it a cultural choice? And what does a dollhouse enthusiast do with the answer?

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: color schemes, nursery


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Posted on 14 December, 2015

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Mark Cutler and Carl Berg’s Italianate dollhouse, one of ten dollhouses auctioned at the Kaleidoscope Ball.

Many Shades Of Pink

What does the word pink mean to you when decorating a dollhouse. A room in soft pastels with girly cream-colored ruffles? Or maybe a shocking, vibrant, knock-your-socks-off pink on the accent wall in your room box, strewn with fuchsia flowers? Do you get a subtle image of a modern dollhouse with pillows and art work providing discrete pops of orchid and royal blue. No matter. Pink offers a vast variety of choices in creating a beautiful miniature decor.

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: color schemes, nursery, pink


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Posted on 04 March, 2015

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The Baby Nursery Accessory Ensemble, an economical way to decorate a room.

Baby Nursery Accessories

The Baby Nursery Accessory Ensemble is part of my COMPLETE YOUR ROOM series. Thus is an economical way to accessorize a room, saving money for the big-ticket items. Items can be purchased individually.
Other rooms in the series are the Aqua and Peach Accessory Ensembles. Click on the image for details.

Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: accessorizing, baby, nursery


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