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Description - The Decorated Doll's House by Jessica Ridley

In this comprehensive manual Jessica Ridley tells you everything you'll need to know to create a truly striking and creative doll's house in a wide variety of styles from American Country to Artist's Studio, Etruscan to Edwardian, Scottish Baronial to Scandinavian. Working on four facades and nineteen different rooms, she explains how to hand-paint eighteenth-century wallpaper, marbleize floors, wood-grain tables, gild picture-frames, upholster furniture, make miniature food, and much, much more. The step-by step instructions are clearly illustrated with more than 350 close-up full-colour photographs. Along the way, you will learn how to research authentic decor and how to stretch your powers of ingenuity by making the most of what is available: how, for example, to make chairs from pieces of champagne wire, a thatch roof from mop head, or medieval weapons from cocktail sticks. Both a practical manual and a beautifully illustrated sourcebook, The Decorated Doll's House offers ideas, instruction, and inspiration in a delightful introduction to the enchanting world of miniature interiors.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780316861830
ISBN-10: 0316861839
Format: Hardback
(310mm x 233mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jessica Ridley

Jessica Ridley runs the painting studio at Colefax and Fowler, London's leading interior decorator. She is the great granddaughter of Sir Edwin Lutyens, designer of Queen Mary's Doll's House, the finest doll's house in the world.