Victorian Brownstone with an Arts & Crafts interior

by brae  

The wonderful thing about the world of miniatures is being able to make stuff up that wouldn't likely happen in real life.  :D

I love the Arts & Crafts style when it comes to interior design, but the exterior elements of that style don't appeal to me as much.  For instance, I love, love, LOVE this whole room, especially the fireplace.  Look at all that color!  My mind is working overtime with ideas on how to make the things in this room.


image from Old House Online

Then, I stumble upon a beautiful Victorian, and I am also in love...but an all Victorian interior wouldn't appeal to me at all.


image from Old House Online

SO.....it appears I now have my inspirations in place for my next build: The Brownstone.  I'm thinking about a red brick Victorian like the one above with a warm and colorful Arts & Crafts interior.  Now, the Craftsman interior was originally meant for the Glencroft, but there's no earthly reason I can't do that one in the same style!  ;]  I'm sure to have more ideas than will fit in the Brownstone build.

I would take the Golden Gate View kit and add that gorgeous porch and a small addition on the side as in the inspiration photo.  This would also solve some space issues since the kit is a two-room building, and I am a stickler about having bathrooms and full staircases in my miniature builds!


Golden Gate View kit photo

Of course, the Heritage is telling me to focus and stop getting distracted.  ;]

10 comments

Comment from: beth [Visitor]

I have seen some gorgeous Mission-style minis on Etsy. They look really well crafted (no pun intended) in the photos. I feel like I have seen some nice kits as well.

01/24/12 @ 13:13
Comment from: brae [Member]  

I have a few kits already, as well as a number of books with patterns for suitable projects. Just by its nature, Craftsman style items are somewhat simple to make in mini. :D

01/24/12 @ 13:39
Comment from: cockerina [Visitor]

Another ambitious project … but I believe that too much “meat” of the fire, burning at the end all, and eat “steak charred “!!.. ha ha!
back down to earth, dear, first of all, finish the outstanding work that you still have much to do, and I absolutely want to see The Haunted Heritage finished! :D
many kisses
Caterina

01/24/12 @ 16:47
Comment from: PATTI [Visitor]

I can only imagine how great your next project will be. Sometimes it is hard to keep our creative minds wandering to the next thing! I so enjoy seeing all of your work. It’s perfection!~Patti

01/24/12 @ 16:49
Comment from: Plushpussycat [Visitor]

So many project ideas, so little time! ;-) All of your ideas sound fun, Brae, but I also love the feeling of completing something too! It’s fun seeing what you come up with! :-) Jennifer

01/24/12 @ 17:36
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]

I for one am really looking forward to seeing your new project idea come to life. It is an idea I have been considering myself - decorating an older styled house with art and craft movement items. The photo of the room is fab. Go for it!

01/24/12 @ 20:10
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

That room is gorgeous. It’s so cheerful with all those fabulous colours used together. I’m with you when it comes to Victorian decor. I can take it in small doses.

01/24/12 @ 21:15
Comment from: rbytsdy [Visitor]

That is a fabulous kit– looking forward to seeing what you do with it! I would love to do a rowhouse sometime but I might need to build my own, as there don’t seem to be many kits of this type out there…

01/27/12 @ 08:37
Comment from: Patrick [Visitor]

All us plumbers appreciate that a bathroom must be in the final project! Hi Brae!

02/23/12 @ 12:38
Comment from: brae [Member]  

:)) No outhouses for a posh Brownstone!

02/23/12 @ 12:44