Modern minis still have my heart

by brae  

Since I've taken the furnishings out of the Newport to pack away until the next modern build, I decided to play tonight.  Another incentive is the wonderful modern mini contest over at Minismodernas.  :D

So, I set up a high end contemporary dining room with a DHE Mackintosh dining set I had never taken out of the boxes.  The Mackintosh ceiling light is also from DHE.

The curtains are a Marimekko design printed on regular paper, folded and tacked to the sides of the window.

The orange dahlias on the table were made from a Bonnie Lavish kit and placed in a Manor House Minis vase, borrowed from Baxter Pointe Villa.  The runner is a piece of real life silk wallpaper.

I stitched the needlepoint rug after adapting a real life rug design called Parasols by Thomas Paul.  The flooring is borrowed from the Heritage bedroom.  ;D

The two autumn prints are Crimson Dusk and Today by Edward Raymes.  I printed them on Art Canvas by The Crafty PC and made frames for them.  I built the McQueenie miniatures plant stand from a kit some time ago.

The elephant was purchased at the Bishop Show from Patricia M. Wehmeier Miniatures.  The turned brass box is by C.W. Lubin.

The sideboard is also a DHE Mackintosh piece, though it now serves as the bath vanity in Baxter Pointe Villa.  The bird print is Plum Tree Panel III by Rodolfo Jimenez.  It is also printed on Art Canvas.

The candlesticks are from Patricia M. Wehmeier Miniatures and the squirrel bottle is by Jane Graber, both purchased at the Bishop Show.  The green vase is by C.W. Lubin.  I made the books for the Heritage library.

I think this perspective looks like it was taken from atop a flight of stairs.

I loved setting up this scene.  There will definitely be more modern minis in my future.  :D

17 comments

Comment from: Carole [Visitor]  

Lovely! What time is dinner?

05/29/12 @ 23:20
Comment from: pepper [Visitor]

Oh wow Brae, this room is fabulous. I love the light thrown over the furniture in the first photo - very intimate.

Good luck with the contest!

05/30/12 @ 01:19
Comment from: Call of the Small [Visitor]

The Marimekko curtains are phenomenal. SO glad to see some modern minis from you with that same level of attention to detail! :)

05/30/12 @ 04:57
Comment from: brae [Member]  

:>> Thanks so much! I love taking time to play! I’ve been so awash in vintage, it felt good to do something modern. :))

05/30/12 @ 08:32
Comment from: Heather [Visitor]

Absolutely stunning.

05/30/12 @ 09:21
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]

This is wonderful Brae! Love love love the furniture! The lighting is awesome too. Great photos. Love it all!

05/30/12 @ 12:15
Comment from: brae [Member]  

Thank you, thank you! &#59;D

05/30/12 @ 13:18
Comment from: NZmum [Visitor]

You are amazing!

05/30/12 @ 13:24
Comment from: elly [Visitor]

beautiful room Brae!!!

05/30/12 @ 14:24
Comment from: Rosa [Visitor]

Francamente ¡Fantásticas!, me ha entusiasmado; tiene una armonia perfecta, felicidades:)

05/30/12 @ 15:09
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]

Woot! When’s dinner?! :D

05/30/12 @ 22:34
Comment from: brae [Member]  

Thank you so much! :D

Ok, so that’s Carole and Lyssa for dinner…there’s one seat left open. :))

05/31/12 @ 08:22
Comment from: Jeannette [Visitor]

Love this scene! Can I come too? :o)

05/31/12 @ 08:44
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

Brae, what’s there not to like? I’m not a modern loving decor type of person but I think you’re winning me over.

05/31/12 @ 08:46
Comment from: brae [Member]  

Thank you! Ok, first seating for dinner is full…if anyone else wants to come, I’ll have to plan another dinner for the following weekend. &#59;D

05/31/12 @ 14:07
Comment from: Marie [Visitor]  

Superbe réalisation; Bravo.
Ou avez vous trouver les lampes ?

11/10/13 @ 08:43
Comment from: brae [Member]  

Thank you, Marie! The ceiling light came from The Dolls House Emporium but they are no longer made. You can find them on eBay sometimes.

11/10/13 @ 23:48