Saturday, January 31, 2009

Furniture Shopping - Big and Small

Husband and I finally bought a sofa today.  In the almost nine years that we've known each other (married for near five of those), we've never purchased a sofa together.  Even after we moved into our new place, we've been using the leather sofa that was in his bachelor pad studio.  It's been kinda tricky coming to a compromise between comfort (Husband) and super sweet looks (me).  We got the above sofa in a light gray - maybe it's my work on the Top Design room, but I was semi-obsessed with getting a hot pink sofa.  Husband is letting me purchase some hot pink throw pillows.  The arms of each side of the sofa fold down flat (as a side table? as a sleeping surface?) and miracles of miracles - it's slipcovered.

I went home and indulged my little design heart with another sofa purchase - from ebay.  

Credits:  Sofa and noguchi coffee table are ebay finds.  Ceiling lamp, cushions and plants are from DHE.  Side table from Petit Princess.  Accessories are lundby, AG minis.   The wall art is a brooch.  The handturned wood bowl is from Bertie's Dollhouse Miniatures.  Bertie does incredible work and I've a number of vases and bowls from Bertie's ebay store that I've incorporated into my mini scenes. 


  1. Hi,
    I just came across your dollhouse blog and find it very interesting. My husband and I are retired and just started working on a Victorian dollhouse that he started making when our daughter was 10 years old, and now she is 30! He is making all the furniture himself, and I am making the accessories, rugs, curtains, etc. We are going to decorate it to look Victorian and that is such fun because it is so different from where we live. I'm glad I found your blog.

  2. You are so lucky to find one of those noguchi tables. I've been looking for one forever! Do you know what seller sold it?

  3. Both of the sofas you selected are quite hip. Is the miniature sofa by Flair Line? I'm also a fan of Bertie's miniatures; she also has a shop on Etsy. Finally, your creativity with the wall art inspires me...bookmarks, clever! Keep up the beautiful mini designs, I know your Pinky's really appreciate it. ^o^

  4. Hi AF4564,
    I got the noguchi table from seller name beesmartinc on ebay. You can also get them at Dolls House Miniatures:

    I've been eyeing the Wassily Sofas myself, and I notice they have a great new glass topped dining table . . .

  5. Dear Studioseven,
    The green sofa set is unmarked, but the buyer I purchased them from stated that they are Lundby, and came with the Gothenburg house set (1973-74). I hope that helps!

    I happen to love that brooch - Husband calls it "toothpick art" to my chagrin. I'm glad I'm not the only one who appreciates it - thanks!


  6. Hi Sheila,
    I'm glad you enjoyed the blog - I'm actually pretty new to the dollhouse world myself, although I've been a longtime collector of miniature dolls, miniature foods . . .
    I hope you have a great time with your dollhouse project - you should post pictures of your progress - I think many people would be interested in handmade miniature techniques.

  7. Just came across your blog today and I am simply delighted. Love the sofa. I also got the mini noguchi table from beesmartinc too but still haven't got a chance to decorate a room with it yet. Keep up your wonderful designs.