Tuesday, 8 November 2011
There's Something in the Attic!
The attic rooms are the least finished rooms in my Georgian dollshouse. The two smaller rooms made suitable bedrooms, and I had to decide who would sleep in them. Attic rooms, or garrets, were not always set aside for servant accommodation as is often thought. The children of a family might well have had rooms in the attic, and in some houses bachelor guests would have been given rooms on the attic floor too, so I decided that the two small rooms would be set aside for bachelors. This meant I could use furniture that was a little more interesting than that which would have been found in rooms for servants. The room pictured above is the Yellow Bedroom. it is actually a different shade from that used in the hall, but probably looks similar in the photos. The bed is a McQueenie miniature kit, and the stripy fabric was something I picked up at a dolls house fair last year (unsurprisingly, as it requires sewing, it hasn't been used yet!) and thought would work well in this room, but the bed will need a mattress first! there's a serpentine chest in the corner of the room, made from a white wood kit.The other furniture is really just hand me downs from other rooms where it's no longer needed, but fits in quite well here.
The Green Bedroom looks rather spartan at the moment, the bottom pic is older than the one above, so you can see I've used some of the things in other parts of the house, the tall chest is currently on the landing. There's not an awful lot else to tell you about this room as you can see!
This is the last room in the Georgian house that I can show you. Yes, it's empty, I have no idea what to do with it and would like to ask you all what you think would be good in this room? I had thought of making a music room. The trouble is that is has an odd shape, the ceiling slopes in, as it forms the apex of the pediment at the front, and the arch way in the middle means that much of what is behind it can not be seen, or accessed easily. Mind you it is still a fair sized room even so. The rug was purchased by mail order, and is much brighter than I imagined, which is the trouble with mail order shopping! Not sure if the rug will stay for good. Please let me know your suggestions for this room!