Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Seaside shack: sitting room

The sofa that I bought this past weekend reminded me of the one at the Blue Mountains cottage my friend and I stayed at during last month's trip. Which made me wonder how well it would go with the fireplace I bought off eBay in February.

And then I got thinking that maybe it was time to create another room in the Seaside Shack. One more suited to the cooler weather that's approaching.


And so it started...

Grey velvet modern miniature sectional chaise sofa in front of vintage miniature white brick fireplace.
I pulled out the scrap booking paper I'd used in the kitchen as a guide for colour choice
Grey velvet modern miniature sectional chaise sofa in front of vintage miniature white brick fireplace, with giant vintage rose 'wallpaper' behind, in colours of cream, reds, greys and blues.
then rummaged through the other treasure from last weekend's show stash and my unused pieces to add some accessories:
Selection of vintage miniature accessories displayed around a dolls' house mantlepiece. Colours are predominantly red, cream and mid=blue.
(Cue gratuitous close-up shot)
Selection of vintage miniature accessories displayed on a dolls' house mantlepiece. Colours are predominantly red, cream and mid=blue.
Next I started experimenting with wall colour choices that would work with the kitchen colour scheme. A dusky blue worked well
Modern miniature lounge scene with grey velvet sofa, white fireplace and cane table and vintage accessories. A choice of two 'wallpapers' is shown, one a large-scale rose pattern in cream, red and dusky blue, the other plain dusky blue.
(but reminded me a little too much of another scene I did, but I guess recycling a colour theme once in three years is allowed, right?)

But picking up the green from the kitchen paper resulted in a nasty look.
Modern miniature lounge scene with grey velvet sofa, white fireplace and cane table and vintage accessories. A choice of three 'wallpapers' is shown, one a large-scale rose pattern in cream, red and dusky blue, one a plain dusky blue and the last an olive green.
So decision made: blue it is.
Selection of vintage miniature accessories displayed around a dolls' house mantlepiece, with a dusky-blue coloured wall behind.
Finally, in the early hours of this morning, I remembered a box of Typo cards I picked up last week which included a heart shaped cloud design. And, as my mind is wont to do when awake at such an early hour, it came up with an interesting plan, which I had to get up to try:
Modern dolls' house miniature grey sectional sofa and cane table with a selection of heart-themed images arranged 'above' them on a wall (actually a desk, with the dolls' house furniture tuned sideways).
I'm still trying to decide if it's too different in style to the kitchen/dining/sunroom of the seaside shack.

Perhaps I'll sleep on it...

1 comment:

Kristine PaperDollMiniatures said...

(Cue gratuitous close-up shot) HAHA! But its so hard not to! I hate having to narrow down which images to post :) Looks like you got some really good pieces out of those mixed bags of treasure, the scene is looking very home-y and lived in. I like very much!