I did find some Bespaq Art Deco for the den: a chest of drawers (right),3 end tables, a china cabinet (next to fireplace), and a coffee table. I’m sure there were sofas somewhere, but at least I did find nice, comfy, white upholstered chairs. The Brooke Tucker lamp (right) was a great find. I did find a "Spanish"-looking sofa with red upholstered seat at HBS, and a great fireplace and rug. One of the problems with this room is that I was never sure exactly what I wanted, so I guess I could never find what I wanted!
|Den, unfinished, but close--from fireplace to Spanish sofa.|
1. I have a cornice that I will stain to match the woodwork. With that I would like to add plain (?), stained wood at and onto the ceiling. The room is large (15 3/8" x 24/25" x 10”) so I think a dark stain will work out.
2. The chair rail has a top and bottom piece to be glued.
|Close-up. I love the fireplace, rug, and "ancestor" paintings. The arched doorway goes to the stair landing.|
I am not happy with the lighting/lack of lighting, except for the Brooke Tucker lamp. The brass 4-light chandelier is nicer than in the picture, but still not quite right here. I am thinking of this Clare-Bell black, 6-light chandelier.
|Clare-Bell 6-light black chandelier|
For the white-sofa wall (right near fireplace), these Art Nouveau Dolls’ House Emporium sconces may look good on either side of the painting. I do have a slight problem of how to run/hide the wires for sconces at this point!
|Art Nouveau sconce|
|Brass floor lamp|
Second floor landing and Library Niche:
|Library niche and stair landing.|
|Sconces for landing?|
|Library looking toward "stairs" to attic rooms|
The front bookcase is a OOAK found at a dollhouse shop. I made a companion piece from bashing two hutches from a local craft store.
|Two OOAK bookcases; smaller one made by me.|
Gee… this blog has been good therapy. I feel much better now! Thanks for listening to me babble!