Georgian Dollhouse Final Reveal

Hello ! I wanted to share my final photoshoot for the Georgian Dollhouse that I designed and built out last Fall. I showed off its Christmas decorations here but hadn’t quite finished the interiors. And now I have!

As a bit of a recap – this is a 1:24 scale dollhouse, which is half the size of a standard dollhouse. So, the total height is only 17 inches – each room is less than 5 IN h.

I used the Colonial House kit from Real Good Toys which comes with over 700 individual pieces. To be fair, most are the shingles.

Real Good Toys Colonial House

 

For me, the interest in dollhouses is more about miniature interiors – not dolls or lots of tiny things. And I want to build or renovate as much as I can myself. I’ve learned there are some amazing miniaturists and collectors out there. Really amazing talents

I still have a lot to learn but I learn by doing – and I love it! I’m going to share the inspiration boards I created to showcase each of the four rooms in the house.

Georgian Dollhouse Living Room

Georgian Dollhouse Living Room Inspiration Board Linda Merrill

I’ve long loved mural wallpapers and this Iksel Decorative Arts paper is just so perfect for a New England inspired Georgian Dollhouse.

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse living room

The Formations Isabella Bench has always been one of my favorite pieces So I made a tiny version

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse living room

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse living room

 

Georgian Dollhouse Kitchen

 

Georgian Dollhouse Kitchen Inspiration Board Linda Merrill

Miniature chair

The little chairs and table were from kits – I figured that would teach me how they are made

 

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse kitchen

Since the room size is soooo small I decided to just paste the kitchen cabinets onto the walls. These were based on my Dream Home kitchen design, made white due to the small size.

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse kitchen

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse kitchen

Georgian Dollhouse Bedroom

Georgian Dollhouse Bedroom Inspiration Board Linda Merrill

I totally fell in love with Schumacher’s Lafayette Botanical fabric and wallpaper and thought it would be perfect for my  Georgian dollhouse – scaled down. It’s probably a little larger than actual scale since I eyeballed it. But it’s close!!

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse bedroom

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse bedroom

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse bedroom

 

Georgian Dollhouse Bathroom

Georgian Dollhouse Bathroom Inspiration Board Linda Merrill

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do the round shower curtain rod. In the end I just stuck it on the ceiling. The tub and sink were purchased 3D printed items. But I made everything else in the room.

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse bathroom

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse bathroom

Due to the small scale, all the walls, floors and ceilings had to be done before assembly.

The moldings were painted and then added after assembly which was a huge challenge for me – and it shows!

Linda Merrill Georgian dollhouse back full

 

 

 

(Pin for future reference)

Georgian Dollhouse reveal Linda Merrill

What’s up next you might ask? A standard dollhouse scale (1″=1′) Boston Brownstone Townhouse! The dollhouse I’m using is nearly 4FT Tall by 2FT Wide. It will be a challenge!

 

11 thoughts on “Georgian Dollhouse Final Reveal”

  1. This just blows me away Linda! I understand that just building a dollhouse itself is a lot of work but to make the furniture too? That’s amazing and it’s all beautiful. You have to come visit me and we will go see the Thorne Miniatures at the Chicago Art Institute – and then lunch of course. If you haven’t seen it yet, you will love it. Great job on your beautifully decorated dollhouse and thanks for the video, I’m sending it to my daughters to enjoy.

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    • The Thorne Miniatures are amazing! She really captured so many eras of design and I loved learning that she commissioned so many real artists to create tiny works of art for the rooms.

      Setting out on my own miniatures journey. Love to see the work of others. So impressive you built this even smaller than the standard 1/12 scale.

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      • Hi Miranda – once we go down the miniatures rabbit hole we’re in! I thought the 1/2 scale house (1/24) would be easier – not realizing it’s actually harder. But I learned a lot!

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  2. Wow. It’s great. I love the Xmas in the attic. The wallpapers are wonderful. Love the color scheme. You favorite green. Can’t wait to see the next one. !!!!!!!

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  3. Linda,
    Your dollhouse is a dreamy charmer! Well done. It looks like fun though the small scale must have proven been challenging. The cherry on topper me is Roy-Roy’s portrait over the bedroom mantle. Nice touch!!

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  4. This is so fun, and beautifully done! That teeny tiny scale requires some incredible dexterity and patience. I get printing out wallpaper at a smaller scale, but how did you get it on the bedroom fabric? I love it all, and look forward to following along as you create the next one!

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    • Hi Janet – thank you! There is printable cotton – it comes with a backing that you peel off after running it though an ink jet printer. Very easy. It’s not soft and has no drape more like a very cottony paper. But works for this purpose!

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  5. I love every tiny little detail you added, Linda: the trims, etc. are just so pretty! Congratulations on finishing it and I look forward to seeing the progress on the next one.

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