Saturday, January 9, 2010

Le hall d'entree est fini....

...yes, the 'entrance hall' of the Petite Maison is now finished!!!
I shall run through quicky the making of this room for those who may have not been with us from the very beginning.
The staircase at the rear of the hall is made from a kit, originally it was a straight stair case which I re-worked so that it has a return....I think this makes it look a little more interesting...?

All the furniture (except for the chair & stool) are made from kits.... Since christmas I have been making 'aubusson rugs' ....I like the little bit of added colour!

I made the floor tiles from 'stripwood', each tile is cut, sanded, painted, sanded again & then glued into place....it is very time consuming, but this is the type of work I love the best! The daffodils & the christmas lillie are made from Bonnie Lavish kits.

....I don't plan to dress this window, I like the fact that when ever I close this window, the very next time I look it is open....?, plus I love the glimps of the exterior iron work.

....this corner cupcoard hold some lovey pieces made by the very talented Margaret Crosswell.

....& the little french shopping basket was made here in Tasmania, I have filled it with market shopping & my favorite magazine....
This was the first room I started, so needless to say it is the first room that I can now say is completed....!! I enjoyed working on this room & I hope this is refected in the photos.

39 comments:

Jill said...

Your entrance takes my breath away. It's so beautiful. It's beyond beautiful. I don't even have words for how beautiful it is. Sigh...
Hugs,
Jill

rosanna said...

I loved it the first time I saw it and I keep doing so. The red carpet enhances your furniture and it's a perfect touch.Yes, I feel much better now :o)) Thank you for asking. Have a nice time Rosanna

julie campbell said...

This is so beautiful.I love the floor,its perfect and I might try the technique myself it looks so good !
This is such a stunning room,
julie xx

kimsminiatures said...

Linda, I enjoyed this post so much. So lovely. I haven't done a house in so long it make me want to do one. I love the picture with the open window best. So perfect! The staircase looks so wonderful too. Oh and did i mention the floor yet? Truly beautiful work. So so inspiring! Hugs~ Kim

dora said...

As of constumbre, he has been very nice.
His home is a dream. I think beautiful. Congratulations

Josje said...

Like all of the rooms you make, this one is beautiful again. All of those little touches like pillows, paintings, and flowers give it just that little bit of colour to make it warm and inviting.
Where is the front door situated? I can't figure it out.
Josje

Arantxa said...

Linda Congratulations, it's so beautiful.
I like so much the fist time and now it's espectacular!!

Hugs!!

Jain Squires said...

Linda what a stunning room. If you didn't know better you would swear it is full size!! Love to read your posts. Jain x

Sans said...

Linda, I must say I really enjoyed your pictures and the tour. You must tell me how you take such fabulous pictures of interiors. I have enlarged each one and they are all great, every detail, every piece. What a clever way to show off that orange too.

I agree with Rosanna on your choice of the rug. And that window is already quite perfectly dressed as far as I am concerned with the wrought iron.

I could not resist it anymore and bought a copy of My French Life because the sale was on again :). I can see why it's your fav.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Linda,
The final result is gorgeous, the floor looks so good in the soft grey squares. All the little details make it perfect, like the orange and the Victoria magazine spilling out of the wicker bag.

synnøve said...

The room is wonderful!!!
And yes, The color of the carpet does add a good touch to the room :=)
I love the details, the little stool and the chair are so perfect!!!

Synnøve

TINK-SONIA said...

The entrace hall is delightful,
so bright with the color scheme you have chosen is so conjoined.
I love the new carpet, a greeting, Sonia

Irene said...

The hallway looks great. Well done. Even although it's finished, will you not be tempted to tweak here and there?

keli_bvm said...

Magnifique!

I like the splash of color the rug adds.

Papillon Bleu said...

20/20 pour le français!
Le hall d'entrée est tout simplement superbe!BRAVO!
I've just posted something about feeling like Gulliver amongst all our minis.
Oh...I wish I could come to film one of my next stories in your Patite Maison.It is such a perfect setting for a fairy tale.

Amicalement.

Lyndsey said...

Its simply perfection! I adore everything about it....really wish it was my 'real' life entrance hall! xxxx

Susana said...

A pleasure to the sight and heart.
Well done, Linda! Greatest congratulations.

Susana

Evelien said...

Gorgeous!Love the details and the 'look'.

groetjes Evelien

Lize said...

Linda, when I first started 'visiting' your blog, I can remember what an impression one of your earlier posts made on me, where you said how you mark everything on graph paper.. it is all in the planning.

Well, it has paid off! You did your planning well and I can see that you expected the best... even from yourself.

Everything is perfect!

Bear cabin miniatures said...

Its beautiful and your clever little rug finishes it off perfectly. I love seeing you have a new post on, they are always guaranteed to enchant.
Perfect! Julia xx

miniacollection said...

It's just perfect and beautiful. The carpet goes so well in the hall, I like the detail of the basket with the shopping. The open window is fantastic,a typical French window. I wish I had such windows in my dollshouse. Everything looks so real.
Geneviève

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful room it is! It looks so real.
My compliments on your eye for detail and perfection!

Ciao, Helena

Mimmi said...

It looks wonderful! I can`t imagine how much time you must have spent doing the floor, but it turned out so beautiful! The stairs also look great, and it adds an interesting depth to the room, it makes me want to go back there and find out what more there is to see. Every detail in the room is perfect, you can certainly be very proud of this work :-)

Anne Mari

Claudia said...

Oh Linda, this is simply stunning. I know I gush every time I comment - and I run out of words to say just how gorgeous your work is. Bravo.

xoxo
Claudia

TreeFeathers said...

It's beautiful, Linda! You are so good with color, your rooms all look so gorgeous. Love your style!

- Grace

Reiko said...

It is an absolutely stunning beautiful room. I love the colors, the corner cubcoard, the basket, the funitures you have made and, and, and. Love to see it is finished for you. I know that the other rooms are just as beautiful.

cockerina said...

If I happen to your blog by chance, and did not know that your house is in miniature, I would say certainly that would be a wonderful place to live ... but I can not make me tiny little girl and I can not enter, walk on that beautiful carpet, (here is much better!) lay on the floor my shopping bag and sit on that chair .... sin!
Everything is perfect! pillows, the statuettes in the cabinet 's corner, the lamps, lilies ... window!
my compliments, I am amazed! The house is beautiful for what I could see, you were amazing and you have a great taste!
ciao!! Caterina

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

Just wonderful! It looks so airy, fresh, lived in; I could go inside and feel at home right away! How beautiful!
Maia

MiniLover said...

Linda, the foyer looks wonderful! I especially love the open window and the corner cabinet.
Brava!
Sophia

Liberty Biberty said...

Stunning!!! I especially LOVE the floor tiles, beautiful colours. Your aubusson rugs are absolulely amazing Linda!
Mercedes

Gemma said...

All house is very beautiful and the hall perfect, congratulations. Best regards

sylvia said...

Just WONDERFUL!!!!!

Love Sylvia

Pepi said...

impresionada me he quedado al ver tu blog, y las maravillas que tienes un saludo pepi

dale said...

It all looks fabulously wonderful! :)

I too, like the open window exposing the grill work.

That's one of my favorite magazines, too. :)

Is that rug mini peitit point?

Fifi Flowers said...

It wouldbe FAB to be a little doll and live in these spaces!!!

ROSA said...

Ti ho conosciuta per caso, ma le tue creazioni mi ha ipnotizzato…
sei bravissima ma realizzi tutti i pezzi tu o compri qualche cosa ciaooo rosa

Anonymous said...

I found your petite maison for the first time today and know I am going to come back again and again. It has left me speechless, and I can only stutter words like "beautiful," "fabulous," and "fantastic."

Dale

Ruthellen said...

WOW Linda...I have visited your gorgeous house so many times I think I'm in it more than my own...can't get enough and each time I find a new surprise!!! So inspiring and uplifting. Thankyou Ruthellen

Lisa said...

What a grand miniature collection! Beautiful.