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The Decorated Doll House: How To Design And Create Miniature Interiors (American)

Shows how to create authentic furnishings and interior designs, and offers advice on research, painting techniques, and the construction of miniatures.

Hardcover: 128 pages

Publisher: Grove Press (November 1990)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0802112323

ISBN-13: 978-0802112323

Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Jessica Ridley has miniatures in her genes. After all, her grandfather was the designer and builder of Queen Mary's Dollhouse. :-) She is a miniaturist and faux painting artist who incorporates her specialty in her projects, giving the reader alternatives to the usual approach to dollhouse decorating -- namely siding for the exterior and wallpaper for the interior.She teaches techniques for faux finishes, customizing and building furniture and accessories, as well as using interesting and unusual materials. The instructions are illustrated with plenty of color photographs, so you can see how the project looks at the different stages.I highly recommend this book because I think that it stirs up your creative juices and inspires the miniaturist to try something new and personalized in their projects, while at the same time saving money. Who could ask for more!

This book provides ideas and directions to create the wonderful room scenes Ms. Ridley has designed. It also provides detailed instructions and tips about a variety of other subjects of interest to the minaturist such as working with polymer clay and converting common household items into exquisite 1:12 scale pieces. The detail included is extraordinary and inspirational. I highly recommend this book!

Ms. Ridley provides instructions for many settings, but many of the techniques and projects could be used anywhere, such as the flooring or stove used in the Scandinavian room or the instructions for making blinds in the modern room. The pictures are great and really help explain what's going on. NOTE: includes ideas for creating a modern room -- rare in miniatures!

The only book that shows you how to create luxurious Colefax & Fowler interiors in miniature. 'The Yellow Drawing Room' is a superb variant of Nancy Lancaster's famous, full-scale classic. If you like stately English houses, this book is a Must. Not a book for beginners.

this was my first dollshousebook ever, and still is my most favorite one, very claer instructions-foto's.

I absolutely loved this book. I had initially gotten it at the library and then know I had to own it. This book is packed full of easy to expert level projects. Beautiful rooms filled with lovely furniture and decorating ideas. Picturs range from one quarter pages to full pages to two full pages full of room after room of fantastic furniture in all styles for the the choosing. There are plenty of instructions before each room and ideas and trash to treasures support and just a gaggle of things that miniature lover, love. It goes without saying Jessica Ridley is an artisan.

This book is mostly painting how to and techniques. It has some nice projects. It is a nice book and I will do some of the projects.I thought it would have more on curtain , drapes and bedspreads.

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