I think the most fun part in building a dollhouse is putting the final details! That's what transforms an ordinary dollhouse into a true collectible piece of art.
This dollhouse was inspired by a tiny trinket box that was given to my mother by a Nepalese princess. It was inlaid with turquoise ... I wonder what has happened to it now! Well, you have already seen the faux stone inlaid borders I used inside the house. I have continued the oriental flare on the outside window panels by adding faux ruby and the same faux stone finish! The staircase also has delicate golden stud details. All exposed wooden surfaces were stained in dark cherry and mahogany for a rich and luxurious effect. By the way, don't you just love the doorknob? I think it's just precious!
What I was most excited about was the mosaic on the porch! I used glass tiles and white mosaic grout. It was the first time ever that I have actually tried to mosaic anything, and I was stunned by the end result! I was so happy that I actually added stones to the entire foundation all around the house!
Adding the flowers is always the most fun part! I love flowers ... they always make me happy! Since there are no windows on the sides, I have put creepers on both the side walls; they are in bloom with pale pink blossoms. There is moss growing between the stones, and a few fallen flowers here and there ...
What do you like the most about my Oriental Inspired Victorian Cottage?