Dude. This dollhouse thing is hard and expensive and so much work. My future daughter better read all of these posts and give me foot massages for life – in fact maybe she gets to earn 1 hour a day playing with the dollhouse for 1 hour foot massage. That seems reasonable. And not weird at all. Or manipulative. What if she doesn’t like it? Don’t worry, i’ll force her. It’ll be fine.
It’ll be fine.
So here’s what i’m thinking for the general concept of the dollhouse design: i’m going to combine three different styles in this house.
First: 70’s glam/regency – More 70’s, less asian inspired pieces (because Corbett is going in that direction), but there will be a lot of brass and lucite, tufting and crystals.
For instance there will be a brass tile floor in the kitchen – made from rivets that you put on studded belts.
I know you’ve seen this a trillion times, but its just good.
I can’t seem to find the right movie, so for now i loved the sets of Casino when they were rich and living it up, a la:
You get the idea.
Next up: Crazy victorian grandma. All the stuff that men hate, but i can’t get enough of.
Super feminine, girly with lots of florals and antiques. I have to be careful with this style because the dollhouse is already by nature kinda ‘granny’ and victorian, so i need to make sure it feels modern.
Let me be clear, Brian would never ever live in my dollhouse with me. Ever.
Part of me loves traditional wingbacks, crazy wallpapers, ornate mirrors, and yes, florals florals florals. So This might be a powder room situation…..
A la Maria Antoinette:
Get ready for this folks. Early 80’s COUNTRY PARTY. WHAT?? are you cray cray? maybay. But I dare you to try to find me NOT wearing beat up leather boots or a vintage plaid shirt at least 2 days a week. I can’t deny my country roots and i can’t deny the fact that i wear a TON of early 80’s princess sleeved secretary shirts.
It really can be summed up with these photos:
What? I JUST WANNA DANCE!!!!
And drive a vintage bug.
The early 80’s were dope – hair was big (which i appreciate) and people wore lots of color, as opposed to the 90’s that was all black and beige. Combine it with the rustic/unpretentious countryside and i’m in.
Yup. Ready to want to kill me? i have that loveseat. Me. I own it. Sans the nailheads (which i don’t really like) and a slightly different shape. It’s sitting in my apartment waiting to get shot for a pretty picture. (and i don’t mean i have a miniature version of it). I love it so much.
The floors are plank hardwood and there will be an element of this worn leather country, although not too much, just a touch – cowhide rug, leather seating, maybe an antler or two, you get the idea.
So i guess what we have is:
’70’s glam’ meets ‘Victorian grandma’ meets ’80’s country party’.
WOAH. oh, and of course a bit mid-century in there for some straight lines to break up all the femininity. Already its sounding cuckoo for cocoa pants.
Or in movie terms it would be:
‘Gotta get Footloose with Casino Antoinette’
There might be some editing to that. Casino doesn’t feel quite right. What movie can you think of that was set in the 70’s in So Cal specifically that has a glam vibe to it? AND you can find good set photos of it (which are strangely hard to find.)
So, waddya think? Can i pull it off?
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its insanely fun to see what you are all doing…