Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Willowcrest Manor Dollhouse

This is the Willowcrest Manor Dollhouse. The project was started using a Greenleaf Willowcrest . The original kit has a friendly footprint and architectural details that lend themselves well to the cherub theme and overall feeling I wanted for the house.

The windows frames are embellished with pairs of cherubs and flowers. A single cherub adorns the peak of the front façade.

A focal point of the house is the lovely Romeo and Juliet balcony on the third floor . All the windows have ornate In a hammered finish. The other main point of interest is the amazing front door. The door is solid wood that was laser carved in an ornate pattern to scale. It was artisan made.

Let's take a look inside.

The interior color pallet is variations of golds and rose tones. Warm rich colors are used in the wallpapers, floors and ceilings.

Turning staircases always add a lot of drama , and offer lots of decorating opportunities.

The double French doors between the main entrance room and front room have full color floral stained glass window films.

The double entrance into the front room has a laser cut room divider, and is stained in warm English Chestnut .

The bay window has 4 matching staind glass window films that compliment the grapes in the wallpaper.

Let's look upstairs...

The side window has two Belcher style stained glass window films that work nicely with the toile wallpaper.

Up to the third floor...

This large room is full of possibilities. The bay window was made into a seat and the stronger rose tone color was used in the fabric to balance the lighter colors of the floor and walls.
Let's go back outside and see the flowers and the last details of the exterior.

The flowers custom selected for this house , are crisp white roses and filler flowers, lavenders and purples, and soft pink hand made hydrangeas. Also added to the landscape is a willow tree to match the name "Willowcrest "of the house.

The window boxes follow the same color scheme , however use different flower selections.

The fence and railings were done in gloss black. That stronger color choice was a good balance to the lighter and softer tones of the house.

Two matching cherb planters were made for each side of the stair entrance.

The mansard roof has a top railing, and two double chimmnies. The house has many fun features, and details, so we will finish with that. Enjoy!


Elizabeth S said...

VERY VERY NICELY DONE, Robin! I really like ALL of the modifications you've made as well as the additional embellishments you have added both inside and out. I LOVE main entry with the exposed staircase and the Terrific looking handrail plus the re-allocated living room and the new division between the re-positioned dining room and kitchen, which all makes Perfect sense!
Love the mix of rich toned wall coverings and your floors too!
The exterior is FABULOUS! The carved cherubs and the stone facade go together so well and the exterior texture looks exactly like ancient stone.
I love what you have accomplished with your Willowcrest kit Robin- Bon Chic!!! :D

p.s. I too am in the process of building this same kit- good fun! :D

Юлия said...

Wow! It's great!

ShinyNewThing said...

This looks amazing! I've made this kit so I am fully appreciative of what you have done to work around the quality issues, and to modify the layout. Your beautiful result makes me want to do this kit all over again, wow!