Intermission - Best of the Newport

by brae  

The Newport has since been sold to another miniaturist for finishing, but here is a brief pictorial of my favorite work in progress photos.  :]  Some images can be clicked to enlarge.  Click here for a full list of Newport posts, including how I made things and the materials used.

The last complete dry fit I did before selling the Newport, front.

The last complete dry fit, back.

Study fireplace.

Vintage bird prints in the dining room.

Range hood lighting and spice rack.

Powder room lighting.

Front entryway.

And Sarge on the door mat.  :D

The extended porch soffit.

The study.

The living room.

The kitchen and dining room.

My wooden porcelain sink.

The guest room side table with handmade sunflower lamps and wall outlet.

The guest room.

The guest room dresser.

The hallway.

Scratch built bedside lamps.

Master bathroom with café shutters.

Master bathroom vanity.

Living room around the holidays.

Holiday wrap.

The conservatory.

The garage.  :D

The garage shelves.

The first two mini bicycles.

And, a later addition.

Update: you can see the Newport in its new home on JRB Creations. 


Comment from: eloise [Visitor]
your work is just spectacular! every photo is absolutely stunning, so realistic, so well crafted, so beautifully styled - you can definitely count me as one of your biggest fans!
06/01/11 @ 14:08
Comment from: kim [Visitor]
By far one of the most excellent miniature homes ever- I agree with Eloise- your work is outstanding. If you stumbled upon your blog you would never know these were minis- unbelievable :)
06/01/11 @ 14:34
Comment from: susi [Visitor]
Excepcional, una casa preciosa, exquisita.......cada foto es una pequeña obra de arte, cada rincon, no hay palabras, estoiy de acuerdo con Eloise y con Kim, impresionante excepcional, ya ves que los adjetivos son los mismos, un beso grande y gracias por compartir. Susi
06/01/11 @ 15:41
Comment from: lataina [Visitor]
I ♥♥♥♥♥ your newport! Everything looks so realistic and it's all so well crafted. It's always a pleasure admiring your work! =)
06/01/11 @ 15:58
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]
I bow in admiration! This house is PERFECT! There is not a single detail that I don't love. The rug and the chair cushion in the living room are two of my favorite things. The chest is gorgeous! I could go on and on.... and on! You add just the right amount of accessories, the most beautiful colors and your photography is outstanding! Thanks so much for sharing these photos. I can't WAIT to see your Spring Fling entry when it's finished!
06/01/11 @ 17:26
Comment from: Rosamargarita [Visitor]
Es un trabajo precioso! toda la casa es bellísima, pero no sé si seré excéntrica... el garage me encanta. Un abrazo y mis felicitaciones Rosamargarita
06/01/11 @ 17:42
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you all so much! As I was compiling these photos, I realized how much I miss working on the Newport. It took a back seat to my sewing hobby for awhile, and now the Spring Fling. But, I think I needed time away to miss it. :D There are a few challenges that await me with the Newport and I think I have the motivation to tackle them now. I think the garage is my favorite, too! It always makes me smile when I look at it.
06/01/11 @ 17:44
Comment from: Call of the Small [Visitor]  
STUNNING. I am at a loss for words, truly. It is obvious how much love and care you put into your work. You are an artist! Thanks for sharing your creativity. P.S., those bedroom lamps are to DIE for. And, love the bike, of course &#59;)
06/01/11 @ 18:25
Comment from: Cecelia [Visitor]
Love all you pics and projects. everything looks so modern, neat and tidy with such an excellent flare for taste. It's like athe DIY channel with and excellent decorator!! beautiful work you do!!!!!
06/02/11 @ 00:12
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
I'm having a hard time picking a favourite out of this lot. You take photographs really well and capture the mood perfectly. Just stunning
06/02/11 @ 01:40
Comment from: Lucille Turpin [Visitor]
Everything is so perfect, Brae. It's always such a treat to look at your beautiful work. You are such an inspiration to me.
06/02/11 @ 10:04
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement!
06/02/11 @ 23:35
Comment from: Teddi [Visitor]
An absolute delight Brae - every room is so realistic and perfect, your use of lighting is wonderful - you do such wonderful work!!!
06/03/11 @ 23:07
Comment from: Ann [Visitor]
That picture with the range hood is unreal. And by unreal, I mean it looks so REAL! Is that backsplash textured scrapbooking paper? Actually, most of these pictures look unreal! Fantastic! Is there a picture of the whole Newport house somewhere? Just wondering what the layout looks like.
06/05/11 @ 17:03
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much, Teddi and Ann! The range backsplash is vinyl textured ceiling tile sheet painted with silver paint, then rubbed away to give more depth. You can see it here: The last overall Newport photos are here: I am still stuck on the second floor since I have to plan the lighting channels for the third floor and upper tower room before finishing up the master bedroom and conservatory on the second floor. When I started, I figured it would be a five-year project since I knew nothing at the time and want to do it right. :D This is also why I take breaks from it since it is such a large project.
06/05/11 @ 17:23
Comment from: OMG [Visitor]
oh my god i want to live in a place like this this looks 101001010200x nicer than my house
01/28/12 @ 16:49
Comment from: Mary Lynne [Visitor]
Brae - your decorating style is so totally me that I want to move into this house. Love every room and if someone said you HAVE to choose a favorite, strangely enough I think I'd choose the bathroom. It's a perfect example of how you've kept the Victorian character of the structure but have a very elegant and up-to-date interior. Both here and on Petitpointers, I am ALWAYS impressed with you work (and somewhat envious!) :)
07/03/12 @ 07:58
Comment from: brae [Member]
Aw, thanks so much! :D
07/03/12 @ 08:12
Comment from: Heather Cutting-Rayl [Visitor]  
If I didn't know it was a Miniature house, I would have thought I was looking through a house design blog! Your decorating is supurb! So many "stuff" thier houses, you have a special touch! Don't change a thing!
10/06/12 @ 13:43
Comment from: Ouida Hardin [Visitor]  
Fanfreakentastic!!! This is the BEST and my favorite dollhouse ever! Your creativity and depiction in small scale is so realistic! Your blog is excellent! I am so inspired by your realism!!! My daughter and I are redecorating a dollhouse we made for her 30 years ago with a modernista flair. What fun! You have provided so much inspiration and I thank you for sharing your time, talent and energies! I agree with the comment by a blogger that said looking at your photos was like a DIY designer and might I add "that won the contest of best designer!!!"
03/15/13 @ 19:18
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you so much!!! :>>
04/21/13 @ 13:08
Comment from: shanell [Visitor]
Wow thats beautiful.Did all the parts besides the addition come with it.And how much time did it take to build that house.woooooooooooow.
06/13/14 @ 16:22
Comment from: Richard [Visitor]  
Very nice work. What did you use for the granite stone foundation that is beneath the house?
04/08/15 @ 12:43
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :D I used the base Newport house, the 2-story addition and a Foxhall Conservatory bashed to make the garage. The stone foundation is egg carton:
04/08/15 @ 12:46
Comment from: DORIS FRANCO [Visitor]
Sencillamente espectacular, lo que se ve en las fotografias no se sabe si son realidad o ficcion, todos los detalles y la forma como lo haces son de una exquisites admirable, saludos desde Colombia, mi admiracion y respeto.
12/13/15 @ 18:03
Comment from: Amy [Visitor]
Just browsing the internet for a dollhouse for my daughter and came across your site. I am in shock and awe! You are seriously one of the most talented people on the planet! You have a true gift.
08/14/16 @ 06:10
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :>>
08/14/16 @ 13:01

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