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Grand Foyer

Our grand 2-story foyer sits behind the double doors of the center entry [the Duchess Front by MiniLAND]. The doors are bordered by windows upgraded from acrylic to glass and custom engraved “The Queen Patricia Established in 1918” on the left and “Bed and Breakfast Bakery and Boutique” on the right [by Cummings Trophies & Engraving, Johnstown, PA]. The foyer’s 20-inch width and depth has been customized to fit the Y-shaped center stair [by MiniLAND, Victoria, CA]. This space sets the tone for the bright walnut finishes throughout the house. I’ve often seen this stain color referred to as “new walnut.”

 

A large unique Swarovski Crystal Chandelier [by Live a Little Miniature, Edmonton, Alberta, CA] takes center stage reflecting upon the glossy hardwood floors. It is accented by purple crystals. This is one of the few items that bring the exterior purple colors inside. The floors are hand-laid from 5/16 inch wide pre-finished wood strips [by MiniLAND]. We used both walnut and oak stained strips to create varied patterns throughout the house. Two coats of polyurethane were applied to make them super shiny as “us girls like bling!” In contrast, the ceilings are of bright white plaster. The ceiling designs, being 1/4 inch deep were created freehand by swirling Lollipop sticks.

 

Features include:  

  • Titanic Clock Wall Panel and Ceiling Panels [by MiniLAND]

  • Pollinade French Double Interior Doors (4) [a Bespaq Design by Majestic Mansions, from Manhattan Dollhouse, NY]

  • The Rose Wisteria Parlor Set (pieces available) [by Bespaq]

  • Rococo Style Victorian Grand Piano and Bench, A Victorian Carved Desk, and a set of Victorian Carved Hall Mirrors [from UOLHK scale furniture, Hong Kong, via Etsy]

  • A set of Bespaq Chairs I acquired second-hand to compliment the desk

  • A Miniature Handmade 3D Framed Picture of a Victorian Home [by Ginger Landon Siegel]

  • A large hanging Swarovski Crystal Fixture and a 5-Light Victorian Ceiling Chandelier [from Lynlott Miniatures, Pittsburgh, PA]

  • A 1920’s white Sultan Phone

  • A Gold Crown recycled from a perfume bottle top [contributed by my mom] rests within the Etienne Hutch.

  • The curtains of Berkley Beige Sheer Polyester Fabric with a gold-colored diamond embroidered print [from Turkey] were sewn by my mom.

  • The titanic influenced portrait on the right wall is of myself in my gown from the first Hospital Auxiliary Gala that I participated in

  • My “Afternoon Delight” side table [made under the direction of the late Eve Karoblis- Mabe at Philadelphia Miniaturia 2016] under the stair, as Aunt Nancy added a touch of purple lace. 

We hope that you are as “tickled purple” with our foyer as we are!