|Living Room -- 1030's Hollywood glitz!|
The three most “glitzy” 1930’s Art-Deco-Hollywood-glitz (with some Chinese Chippendale) rooms are of course, the living room, the foyer, and the dining room.
Just to remind us "who is La Malcontenta" (besides the Villa Foscari by Palladio-the most beautiful house in the world and my favorite real house! The Wikipedia discussion is in italiano, naturalmente). La Malcontenta means "the disgruntled woman", and there are almost as many opinions for this name as there are Italians! Ah, Italia!)
Mine is an Art Deco Spanish Eclectic, a bashed RGT Thornhill. I did post a Behind the Build for this house, but never added all the details. I intended to get back to it, but somehow ....
|La Malcontenta is now contenta!|
The house is still not finished, but we intend to live a long time.
Just a comment on the designated style for this house. When I started this house it was a Spanish-Eclectic Art Deco style, but before I finished it was an Art Deco Spanish Eclectic, where "eclectic" covers all the previous words. See my post The Importance of Being Eclectic to see what I discovered and how this came about.
Today we will discuss two of the four rooms on the main floor:
|First floor floor plan.|
|The Foyer -- My take on 1930's Art Deco Hollywood glitz. Door in back goes to the kitchen.|
|Staircase posts and spindles|
The crown moulding is a traditional classical simple trim. The walls and ceiling are painted white.
The chandelier is from HBS. I still can't find exactly what I want, but in the meantime, this is quite nice.
I love the arches (my jig saw does it all) and my Ionic columns are cake decorations from Michael's. The flooring is real house stone-like wallpaper, cut into 1-inch squares and glued onto a poster board template. I like the tiles on the back wall but I wish they didn't have such a gloss finish. It's a tile sheet from a local dollhouse shop.I don't have the manufacturer's name but the company still makes many wonderful tile sheets.
The silver tables are "custom" found at a dollhouse shop. I should have taken a separate picture of the mirrors-- lots of glitz and angels! The table on the left has a wonderful Art Deco lamp which I got for a pittance because it doesn't light, but I think I know how to fix it--just need some time. The brass items on the other table are by Clare-Bell.
|Faux door to basement under the stairs; also a view of the mirror and lamp; and into living room through the arch.|
|Living room looking toward French doors.|
The following view shows the fireplace "surround" (I'm not sure what the correct word is) made from a small metal Art Deco picture frame from Michael's -- with the bottom side removed! The beginnings of the trinket box "curio cabinets" flank the fireplace. I am still waiting for a use for their drawers.
|A small metal Art Deco picture frame becomes a fireplace surround (correct word?)!|
The stained glass in the Palladian doors is actually cut out of the fancy plastic covering of a fruit basket!
|Palladian doors and faux stained glass|