Monday, November 21, 2011

New Gothic Victorian Dollhouse

This Gothic Victorian inspired dollhouse began as a Tennyson. I liked the basic footprint for the house however, felt it needed major design changes. i added extra doors and windows, changed window sizes, and created a special brick chimney. The interior staircase was also moved.
Siding was a must, and for contrast the bay was done in a vertical siding. After all the architectural construction issues were dealt with, the color pallet was next....
I had picked up a flyer at the paint store with a house I loved done in red and green. so using that for basic inspiration, i moved to a fresher updated version. most of the paint colors finally chosen are from the Martha Stewart paint line. this was a very fun pallet to work with!

The hand cut and painted bricks used on the front and side steps and chimney were just the right texture and tone to pull it all together.
Front doors are always an important focal point, and this door has a wonderful stained glass window in an oval design of lilies, landscape, and delicate border.

Staining the interior trim gives the house a warm homey feeling, yet the printed all and floor papers make it light and fun.

Another addition was the fireplace. A lovely one from England with a nice slim profile. To carry through the terra cotta, more of the same bricks made for the outside were used on the base and surround area.

The staircase was moved to the other side of the house and a second staircase was added to the third floor.

In doing the gardens and flower selections, the color choices were very important. The green moss usually used was to "green" and had to be changed to a more light spring green color.

The colors in the flowers are strong and add another layer to the design, yet they do not take away from, or overpower the house. For this reason coordinating all the garden colors with the house was a challenge.


contar said...

me a enamorado es una casa encantadora, y no sabría decir si me gusta mas el interior o el exterior.
un abrazo

to me love is a lovely house, and could not tell if I like the interior or exterior.
a hug

carmen said...

que casa tan bonita!!!

dale's dreams said...

This house is absolutely incredible! *drools*

I love your choices of colors for the outside and you are right, the garden compliments it just right, without taking away.

The inside with all of the patterns top to bottom is a veritable feast for the eyes.

Thank you for sharing, it's so inspiring! :)

Crafter's Delights said...

just beautiful!

Theodosia Rowan said...

wow, robin you did it again--took an otherwise blah kit and turned it into a gorgeous one-of-a-kind artisan piece! congrats on a job well done, and best wishes for your next project.

Rosethé said...

magnifique ! c'est une maison magnifique, la déco intérieure et extérieure, les fleurs, un délice pour le regard!

Eliana said...

Your house is wonderful!
I just found your blog and really enjoyed it, I am now a follower. ;)

Anonymous said...

This is such an amazing work of art. It looks lonely though,like it needs a family of dolls to move in.
I have always loved intricate dollhouses and I came upon this one and I could not believe my eyes when I saw all the beautiful work that went into it!
I wish I could decorate it.
My neighbor gave me an elderly doll house and I loved rearranging the furniture in it.
After owning it for a while my grandmother helped me apply new wall paper in it that I had chosen out from a craft store.
Unfortunately we had to move so we gave the doll house back. I have been missing it ever since .
Anyways I just wanted to say how wonderful your art is! I wish I could have that sort of talent.

Léa said...

Your houses are impressive detail and I love the colors that make each of them in value and collectibles are unique.
Greenleaf houses are not easy to perform and you've managed to give them a lot of character. I always dream to achieve Beacon Hill, but unfortunately it is no longer distributed in France.

I am delighted to see your work on the Net.

handmademiniatures by Denise said...

Hi Robin ... just love your houses so different to our English ones. Love your colour schemes... yes we spell different too.
Will be in touch ...Denise x

mia said...

Such beautiful houses. The colors are spectacular. Where do you find such gingerbread trim? So lovely.

Marisol said...

Me he quedado con la boca abierta..............Es impresionante!!!!!!

Calvin Mordarski said...

Wow! I'm sure little girls are itching to play with this doll house. The design sure looks like those you usually see in fairy tale movies! I like the combination of colors and the amount of detail on that. It looks so real!

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Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! All of the details are amazing. Thanks for sharing. :-)


amazing, i love it i too much

its for sale ?

Susan said...

Beautifully magical!!!

claire said...

Please can you tell me the Martha Steward paints that were used on this house? I think buttercream might have been used on the fencing? What about the coraly color on the shutters and the green on the exterior of the house?

Melisa Shelby said...

Well I believe your art is gift that you use very well ! I love your homes ! all of them! I think your the Martha Stewart of doll houses!!!! I love this Gothic Victorian! I love its warmth by the stain you did the stair and trim with! I have been scared of fun colors every since I can remember! I love others colors and I love how you put together your floors and wall paper and etc. some different yet flow together ! I want to do this ! I decorate well!inside and I'm learning new things about decorating all the time ! but I really admire your art! you inspire me and open my eyes to ways of blending colors and patterns thank you for that ............................Melissa

jennifer farley said...

love this color scheme !

Gabi Kaeferchen said...

it looks so wonderful