September 15, 2008
Eye Candy: A Dream House in Shabby Chic Style
If you didn't guess it already, yesterday's photo of that charming bedroom was not from a real house. It's actually from The Brocante Dollhouse decorated by my Dutch friend, Kitty Balke.
What struck me about this house was how comfortable it felt, like a house you'd want to visit and stay awhile at. Using pretty pinks, cream and white, Kitty concentrated on making the house a perfect image of the popular "shabby chic" style. Even more fun is that if you didn't know, you'd swear the photos are of "real" (life-sized) rooms.
The house, amusingly enough, was a throw-away. A neighbor tossed it out and was surprised to find that she'd taken it in and given it new life.
I really love what she's done in this house and want to do something similar with a Colonial half-inch scale house I have. I'd like to make it "shabby chic" with a primitive country feel similar to the unique work being done by Fiona Bradwood of Petite-Properties, also author of the "Bringing 1/24th to Life" books.
You can see more of Kitty's Brocante house and other work at her blog. It's in Dutch, but I think the photos speak for themselves.
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