Outside View

Outside View
The Exterior View of New Orleans Townhouse

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chateau Design Dilema

As you know, my plans are to turn Le Chateau Doll's House into a Creole Town house in New Orleans. I started sketching over the photo on the box and drawing out my cast iron railing and shutters. I extended the smaller balconies into one large balcony that will run the width of the front of the house.The problem is when I got to second floor I could not decide if I should keep the staircase like it is in the photo or lose the staircase and run a second balcony the width of the front of the building.  Losing the stairs will be in keeping with the original design I planned (as seen in the bottom photo from the book) but I kind of like the grand staircase now. Keep or lose the staircase? decisions, decisions

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Library Bookcase

I bought this for the library I plan to create in the Chateau. I am really enjoying the reverse process I have started of buying furniture for the house that has not even been taken out of the box yet. I have a lot of real world projects I must complete first, so I am building in my head!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Art Nouveau Display Cabinet

I feel in love with this cabinet but before I could get it it was sold out. Then while I was "eye shopping" I saw this one on clearance. I had to have it. I can't wait to decorate my new dollhouse! But first I need to build it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Custom Wrought Iron Twin Beds by ALifeInMiniature

I love the design of these beds! I thought they would be a nice touch inside Le Chateau/Creole Townhouse with the fleur de lis incorporated in the head and foot boards. These originally were listed only in full size. I contacted Eileen and she made the set for me in twin. These beds will belong to the girls, I am thinking about the two of them sharing a room, so I can have a study/library. I am considering the idea of trading their separate bedrooms for the master bedroom, so the parents will have a balcony. This is the picture she posted with the listing on Esty, it is a picture of the full size. I plan to have my mom dress the beds for me later.