Monday, July 11, 2011

All Aflutter About Winging It

 
I'm terrible at experimenting with color. I prefer to stay with the safety of earth tones, neutral patterns and natural elements. So I decided to take a small sidestep away from my comfort zone and create the scene above. I couldn't quite part from natural elements. I started with the "ode to entomology" brought on by some stickers from a standard craft store and then blindly selected some scrapbook paper (seen as the rug here) to base the color scheme. I admit that when I opened my eyes and saw the apple green and pink, I uttered some choice words that I won't reiterate here because I don't want to be responsible for corrupting the modern miniature community's virgin eyes and ears...

After getting my "ladylike" together,  I dug through my collection of miniature pillows and found two patterned beauties. Some shuffling through a few drawers revealed that I had forgotten all about this sofa. More shuffling through drawers revealed that I had also forgotten all about this coffee table with the apple green smile. A trip to the Reac closet and BAM--there's your pink, baby! Chuckles. The end result is not particularly to my liking but what's weird is I think the final arrangement might actually be okay...well...or something. Ha!

The Goods: Sofa is an ebay find; Egg Chair is Reac; coffee table is PRD; console table is DHE; all accessories are DCWV, JUN Planning, K&Company, 7Gypsies, Minimodernistas, Bozart Toys, PRD, Mattel, and random but common hobby store finds.

16 comments:

  1. I like it! I am very much a color person though, so it's easier on me I guess. I have the same chair in miniature, that was love at first sight. The bench is really cool with the pillows, but the rug is too much of it for me. Compliments on stepping out of your comfort zone though! Especially with fuchsia, that's a bold step!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would live there! Love the Bozart pillows. C

    ReplyDelete
  3. Warmth and a punch of color. Great combo. Love the science stuff.

    ReplyDelete
  4. i love it! lovely colours and design. well done :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey Lirael!
    Thanks much. I might try this experiment again, but I totally need more colorful miniature furniture. There are some Northern CA dollhouse shows coming up soon so I guess I'll be there...

    ReplyDelete
  6. My Realitty,
    You are always welcome to move in--Ha!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hola Hunky Dory!
    Did I ever say that I like your screen name? Well, I do. Thanks much for your compliments.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you, House of Artistique,
    OKAY!I want that barn structure you have made! Argh--the agony. It's a beauty. I love the bones and wish I could play around with the shell of the structure. Why do you live overseas?? This makes it so much harder to steal it from you...Smiles.

    ReplyDelete
  9. You should do color more often! It works, man! I, too, love to bring in punches of color with neutrals, especially if they are unexpected. Call it color therapy! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks Call Small,
    I definitely need therapy, man. Chuckles! And congrats on the McCall House!

    ReplyDelete
  11. My eyes..MY EYES!! Colour on mini modern? What the..?

    Only kidding sweets =0)Lovin' the splashes of colour. Need to see more *nods*

    SOooo, you need some more colourful miniatures hm? *grins*

    ReplyDelete
  12. Okay Pepper! Ha ha ha!
    You crack me up. I'm trying to experiment more but can't quite get out of my comfort zone, man. I shall try color again...I think. (Shifty eyes)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like everything..."this is my beach" as young people use to say here in Portugal!!!
    Try it again...you are in the right path for a colorfull life...LOL
    hugs
    Ana

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hee hee--Thanks Ana!
    I am trying to experiment more but I do keep gravitating back to my "style" or lack of--chuckles!
    Hugs back at ya!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I like your colors very much. Very nice combination.

    ReplyDelete
  16. The pillows are great. I love love love the chair though.

    ReplyDelete