The Big Book of a Miniature House2020-02-05T11:00:52+00:00

The Big Book of a Miniature House

  • Publishing: Autumn 14
  • Pub month: September
  • ISBN-13: 9781861089540
  • Author: Christine-Léa Frisoni, translated by Stephen Haynes
  • Price: £25.00
  • Binding: HB
  • No. of pages: 192
  • Dimensions: 285 x 225 mm
  • Colour: Full colour throughout

Anyone who has ever hankered after a country retreat in which to escape their cares and worries can have one… if only in 1/12 scale. In her superbly presented book Christine-Léa Frisoni explains how to make a beautiful miniature French country house. Dressed in an elegant style of faded grandeur, the dolls’ house is full of period features and exhibits plenty of vintage appeal. It will delight all those who love the shabby chic as well as appreciate the antique. Having made the dolls’ house, Christine-Léa explains how to build up the wall panels to provide deep recesses, fancy panelling and wall niches to add character – ideas that can be translated to any existing dolls’ house. Instructions to make a range of French-style furniture, fittings and even flowers are included: chairs, a folding screen, ornate light sconces, fireplaces, dressing tables, window dressing, right down to the kitchen sink! All these are items that can be added to your own dolls’ house.

The book includes examples of other miniature rooms guaranteed to delight the reader, even those not disposed to DIY. And if that’s not enough, there is a gallery of dolls’ houses at the end of the book to inspire. Many of the dolls’ houses, like the one Christine-Léa builds here, have a fixed front and open back. We view interiors as tiny microcosms of perfect worlds. Who wouldn’t want to live here?

Author Information

Christine-Léa Frisoni
Miniaturist Christine-Léa Frisoni has based this book on her own extensive experience of interior décor, adapted to the miniature world. She is inspired by the decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe, French castles and interior decorating books and magazines. Christine-Léa aims to reproduce objects in a realistic way to conserve the memory, lifestyle and décor of bygone eras. A number of her personal creations can be found in private collections worldwide.