Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Peacock Cottage Dollhouse

 This is the little Peacock Cottage Dollhouse
  It is a rustic quirky cottage with a bird and Peacock theme. It features three stained glass windows with peacocks, and all the wallpapers have a bird theme. The stained glass window films are usually on my ebay page or can be purchased on Etsy at 

 The front door has a Peacock with full open tail, and the two front windows have a pair of right and left facing stlye. With all the rectangular pattern in the brickwork, the house really needed a direction balance piece, and doing the steps in the half circle shape worked well to achieve this.

The chimney is stucco and real stones. 

The exterior of the cottage is mostly hand done brick look done in a combination of three tones. Just for fun the bricks are done in a variety of different patterns, giving the cottage unique personality.

 There are two very lush flowerbed fence sections. The colors are creams, soft pinks, lavender, French blue, raspberry, and lilac tones.

 Both front corners of the house have creeping vines hugging the brick in two colors of pinks.

Of course Peacock Cottage needs a Peacock and this one does.

 The top window opens out to enjoy a soft breeze, and to easily be able to water the lovely window box in full bloom. The roof shingles are rustic and tinted in a shaded gray.

 Let's take a look inside

 The addition room has a fun wall treatment of wallpaper cut in strips and applied to rustic wood panels.

The focal point of the main room is the floor to ceiling large brick fireplace. Along with the tonal bricks are pattern tile look in two matching styles. One on the surround, the other on the inside.

So this was a fun little cottage, tweaking  all the colors to be rustic and soft yet pull in Peacock tones. A deep teal is an accent color as well as a chocolate umber brown. Softening the solid feeling of all the brick with finding the right flower shapes and colors was a challenge.  so, on to the next project……...

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Chateau de Morsan Dollhouse

 This is the Chateau de Morsan Dollhouse. It is a French style country house that was inspired by a pic I received of a real house located in Normandy France.
My inspiration pic of the real house.
Of course the sheep and fountain were part of what made me just fall in love with the origional pic of the real house. so of course I had to find some sheep! The fountain also has lots of cherub detailing to pull the cherub them out into the design. 

The metal balconies and third floor railings came from cut apart vintage metal tissue boxes. The metal is quite soft and easily bends, and cuts nicely with nippers. 

 I had a lot of fun with the cherub theme on the exterior. Using cherubs over the doors and under windows, and of course the large focal top floor facia.

Lets take a look inside At the first floor.

The first floor has a nice open flow pattern, yet defination of seperate room areas for decorating.

Let's look in the upstairs at the second floor.

As you know I'm passonate about balconies and areas to look out, so this door leads out to the lovely fancy metal balcony.

on up to the top floor.

Now let's go back out and look at some floral and garden details.

To help balance the blooming balcony vine, the same vine was added to the wall, wrapping the corner.

 I loved that this house is elegant yet rustic feeling at the same time. I chose darker papers for the inside to have a warm cozy feeling to balance the colder stone exterior.The garden flower choices also reflect the mix of formal garden and meadow.

 Thanks for looking, hope you are inspired for your own mini projects.