Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Upstairs, Downstairs

I've only shown a single photograph of the upstairs hall, and that post was in 2009.    It's not the easiest space to photograph: it's deep and narrow, with a bright window at the very back. I think I've mentioned that my house was built from plans which later became the Katherine kit. The front exterior of the house looks identical to the kit, but there are windows, and another entrance (into the dining room) on the back wall of the house. The layout of the center section (hall, nursery, and dining room) is a little different in my house as well.
The wallpaper in the hall was the first wallpaper I chose for the house. Actually, Mom and I had just begun talking about refurbishing my dollhouse when we stumbled across this wallpaper. Finding it cemented the decision that it was time to transition from a toy to more of an adult's dollhouse. I recently moved the ivy planter from the downstairs hall to the top of the stairs. Mom made the ivy many years ago, and unfortunately, it has shed a little. I need to do a bit of repair work to it when I get the chance. Also on the to-do list are curtains, and turning two crumbling pieces of antique petite point into carpets. Dolls are from The China Doll (the taller boy) and Wren's Nest (on the right). 
The table came from my mother's dollhouse. It drives me a little crazy, because the hall is clearly too narrow for furniture, but the mirror looks very bare without anything underneath. So until I figure out a better solution, the table stays!


  1. What if you had a long shelf on the wall instead of the table? The photo looks very pretty but if you are troubled by limited space a shelf might work.

  2. The wallpaper is absolutely stunning! I would like to have something like this in my own house in the scale of 1:1 :-)

  3. Hello Eliza,
    The hall is beautiful. What about using a bookcase. I think they usually measure about 1 inch or less and might be just narrow enough to work. That being said, I've seen many real life houses where the landing was crowded by a piece of furniture. One way or the other it looks great and you did a terrific job.
    Big hug,

  4. hi Eliza
    I love the wallpaper you have chosen. Have you considered a fancy shelf under the mirror? without the legs it may not "look" like it takes up as much space?
    best wishes

  5. I like the wallpaper and the furniture in the hall.
    Bye Faby

  6. Ciao!!! Piacere di conoscerti!!! La carta da parati e' romanticissima ..!! Le tue miniature sono fantastiche!!!
    Sono una tua nuova amica ti seguo con piacere!!!
    Un bacio

  7. Great Job! Love how you do things. :)