Sunday, March 30, 2014

Anne's Art Deco house

This, for me, was the highlight of the ACTME Miniatures and Dolls House Fair display: a beautifully finished Art Deco moderne dolls house, constructed by Ian Reid and furnished by his wife, Anne.
Front of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
As Anne gave me a tour of the property she pointed out that she had made most of the interiors from scratch, excluding the master of the house and his human companion.
Entrance hall of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
Kitchen/ dining room of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
 I was particularly taken by the French doors leading from the lounge out to the back garden.
Lounge of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
 Upstairs there are two bedrooms.The more spartan one, to the left, is either a guest room or used by the master of the house (I forgot to ask)
Spare room of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
while the one to the left is in full-blown jazz-age mode.
Main bedroom of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
 The two rooms are separated by a bathroom with all mod cons.
Bathroom of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
 On the top floor is a third bedroom: perhaps used by the children when they're home from boarding school?
Top-floor bedroom of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
There's also a bright hall
Upstairs hallway of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
which leads to the outdoor roof terrace.
Roof patio of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
 The back of the house is just as nicely finished as the front,
Rear view of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
 And the moderne detailing is fabulous.
Side view of an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid
 What you might find surprising is the whole structure is in 1/24th scale...
Close-up view of the front door or an Art Deco moderne-style dolls house by Anne Reid, with hand to show the scale of the house (1/24th)

3 comments:

Hannah said...

That's a very nice house! And yes, I was surprised it was 1:24 scale, I thought it was 1:12 =)
They have done a great job, nice to work together at something like that =)
Hannah

petal said...

It is a gorgeous house.

Busy Lizzie said...

Fab house! The Art Deco ones always win my heart! Lizzie