Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Le grand salon....

This is the largest room in the petite maison and I have been working on it for quite some time!! I still have a lot of work to do before I am happy enough to show it to you in full, but I though I would just share a small section with you for now. Once again the walls are all panelled, this time I used decorative insets for a little more 'drama'....As before, these were all drawn to graph paper before any work was started.
You may have also noticed my parquet flooring, for this I used a 17th century French design I found in a magazine....this was sooooo time consuming to make....as once I found what type of flooring I wanted, I then had to work out how to go about making it. I made it using 1/32" x 1/4" basswood strips, I lost count of how many strips I have actually used....probably just as well!!
I have several pieces of furniture I want to 're-do', and a few pieces still remain to be bought but all in all the room is coming together, I hope you enjoy this 'snippet'.

16 comments:

rosanna said...

This is a Versailles parquet and it IS time consuming. I never dare to begin one. You are so much braver then me.

Sabiha Barkey said...

It is so beautiful,and Rosanna I also never dare to begin a floor like this!So far so beautiful...I cant wait see the rest?

Regards,Sabiha

Debbie said...

The floor is beautiful and the panelled walls. Looking forward to seeing the rest of this magnificent room.

I'ts Cosmic Rock... said...

You're doing it again!! How lovely! I could look at your house all day! Can't wait to see the rest!!!

Sassy Mini Dolls said...

OMG, I thought it was a photo of a full size house!! It's absolutely beautiful! A work of art! Marsha

Meli said...

It's so pretty!!!! Waiting to see the full room!
Congratulations is a superb work.
Meli

MiniKat said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! The floor is amazing on its own, but... wow. Wow.

Jean Day said...

My goodness, it is exquisite, love all your details. Mini Hugs, Jean

dora said...

Es tan bonita tu casa que no he podido resistirme. Me encanta, yo tambien estoy haciendo un palacete. Pero vaya ni de lejos... te Felicito. Un abrazo. Carmen

Tallulah~Belle said...

Absolutely stunning...as is all of your work.

You so deserve to be published...well done again.

Reiko said...

A beautiful picture of what will be a beautiful room. I can't wait to see the rest of the room.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

It's coming along so beautifully. So hard to fathom that it is miniature. There's not a clue in the photographs! So much fun to see your progress!
Catherine

vicki archer said...

A wonderful snippet and I cannot wait to see this beautiful salon in it's entirety. I am with Catherine and still cannot believe it is miniature. xv.

Atrus el mistico said...

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Jorge

http://miniaturasavalon.blogspot.com/2009/03/otro-premio.html

Kim said...

I have a surprise for you at my blog!

Gr. Kim

MiniMadWoman said...

Linda, your blog is so beautiful as is 'Une Petie Folie'. I enjoyed going through your blog and am excited to look up some of the books you've suggested. Thanks for being such an inspiration!