Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Clematis Cottage Dollhouse

The Clematis Cottage

This is the Clematis Cottage Dollhouse. It is a delightful house with a charming garden, and of course, beautiful soft pink Clematis vines inspiring the lovely name.
 
Siding was added to the house, and is painted a soft butter yellow. 5 colors in total are used on the exterior and all were from the Martha Stewart house paint line. I find the Martha Stewart colors are all designed to blend beautifully together.






The Clematis flowers were made from kits purchased from Bonnie Lavish. I used a total of 5 kits for the entrance porch overhang, side window, and right and left fence placements. I did dry brush the petals with two colors, and also added a tiny seed bead to the centers of the basic kit instructions. Bonnie Lavish has many beautiful flower and leaf kits on her web site. The Clematis were absolutely the perfect choice for this house.





The roof is the earthy rustic shingles that were done in a gray wash.
 The lattice gable trim was a custom piece, and I also decided to add lattice panels under the windows.


Let's take a look inside and then we will go back to the garden. 




This is a medium size house but has nice big rooms for decorating. The kitchen is especially roomy for lots of fun country decor pieces.





The inside of the house moves the design into a warmer, homey tone with the English Chestnut stain used on all the woodwork, and stairs.







Upstairs to the second floor


Ok, back outside to take a closer look at details in the garden...







Clematis Cottage is a little breath of sunny air, with a homey, comforting interior. My Grandparents had a wonderful cottage when I was growing up. A cottage is just a special place to go and enjoy simple, comfortable living.


14 comments:

Katrina said...

Hello, your clematis cottage is very beautiful. So much flowers! Fantastic. I love flowers. Hugs Kati

Nina in Germany said...

A wonderful house, I like the soft colors and I like clematis of course.
Nina

Simon said...

It's so pretty, and your right, the colours work so well together. I love the splashes of pink.
Well done on another really great project.
Simon

Phyllisa said...

Is this house for sale? It's beautiful!
Phyllisa

Robin said...

Just finished, and yes it is for sale. If you are interested in more detailed info on it my email is sfbirdie@ earthlink.net

Lina Sundqvist said...

Just beautiful. Looks like a house in Sweden <3

Teresa said...

WOW! Just bbeautiful! So fresh looking. This house makes me smile.

Linda said...

This is beautiful! Such a breath of fresh spring air in the middle of winter. :)

Wyrna Christensen said...

Oh so sweet, charming and colorful. So beautiful both outside with shutters and flowers, and inside, with great wall and the lofts decorations.
Very well done

Hugs
Wyrna

Steinworks said...

what a lovely little house! the woodwork on the inside is breath taking! I especially like the attention to detail with the stairs. for a second there I felt like I was going on a home tour of a real cottage

very well done

M.

Troy said...

Great colors and accents on the exterior. The flower kits are great too! The interiors are pretty great too - keep up the good work.

maria l. said...

Me parece un trabajo espectacular. Los colores combinados con un riesgo medido y el resultado inmejorable. El interior muy original.
Te felicito por tan hermoso trabajo

Arantza Martín said...

Maravilloso trabajo!! estoy encantada de haber descubierto tu blog, las casas son espectaculares. Tienes una seguidora más, seguiré atenta tu blog. Un abrazo, Arantza
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Lady Jane said...

I love the colors you used. It is bright and shiny and the flowers are very nice....