Thursday, May 15, 2014

"The Orchid House" Dollhouse with Shops


Newly finished, The Orchid House Dollhouse with shops is a 19th century Italianate style period design piece. The new "radiant" orchid color was the inspiration for the pallet. Her Lovely tall tiara is the icing on the cake, making her a dramatic beauty.


The Exterior is a crisp clean white, with gray foundation, corners, and window frames. Three tones of orchid were on the outside, and then gloss black railings. The gloss black accents were chosen for balance, extra interest, and pattern.


The shingles were hand cut, and shaded in a soft gray tone. They were individually applied and selected for their unique texture that plays so well with the white "stone".


5 variations of the orchid shade were used in the house and exterior. They were again selected from the Martha Stewart paint line. Radiant orchid, though a strong color is a surprisingly neutral color and plays well with others. It compliments a full range of greens, aqua, and of course gray just warms, blends,and makes a perfect layering color.

 The ornate floating staircase is the showpiece of the interior. It was made from detailed laser cut wood.


The long planter box was added to create a great area for the foot traffic possibly going into the shops. A lovely space for tables and chairs or benches.

The black railing side pieces were used to make a visual separation from what would be considered the residence from the retail more public area.


Special thanks to Itsy bitsy Wallpaper for custom coloring and resizing of wallpapers to the lovely orchid pallet, and Heritage Laser for custom making the special laser for the front entrance.

8 comments:

Margaret said...

Your house is absolutely stunning, you certainly have amazing skill with colour and pattern layering. And those floral displays look superb. Fabulous staircase too.
Are you going to furnish it next, can't wait to see more.

Giac said...

Hello Robin,
the house is spectacular. Beautiful work. I love the color palette you chose and all the details are incredible.
Well done.
Big hug,
Giac

Steinworks said...

it's stunning..simply stunning

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Robin! This house is pretty Spectacular! Love the color combinations used on the exterior and the way that the roof looks. The flower boxes and the long planter are real beauties as is the entire front entry!
Great windows and Detailing.... a Beautifully Finished house!

elizabeth

maria l. said...

Todo lo que he visto es una absoluta maravilla de creatividad y prolijidad
Mis sinceras felicitaciones
Buen gusto. Preciosa obra
Me gustaría poder hacer algo así

Anonymous said...

This house is absolutely breath taking just like the rest of the others. Your craftsmanship is absolutely amazing, I can't get over all the detail you put into all of this it is gorgeous.
I wanted to ask where you get the wallpaper and other items you use to decorate the interior of the houses, because I am starting a house of my own and I'm not quite sure where to get the good quality stuff you use. Any help and advice would be greatfuly appreciated.
Thank you oh so very much,
Melinda

Anonymous said...

Another stupendous house!
Denise-Coral Springs

Alejandro Ramírez Rascón said...

I have no words, it's only perfect...