SWEDISH INTERIOR DESIGNER MIJA KINNING WAS COMMISSIONED TO DECORATE A LUNDBY SMÅLAND IN HER OWN WAY. SHE HAS USED LUNDBY FURNITURE, BUT REBUILT THEM AND TAKEN THEM APART, PAINTED THEM AND ADDED NEW MATERIALS.
Here she shares her very top tips to create a personal doll’s house:
USE A PHOTOCOPIER!
A photocopier is really great. You can use it to enlarge and scale down patterns, drawings etc. If you have a nice pattern on cloth or a thin paper, you can copy it onto a firmer paper and use it in entirely new ways. You can also make attractive black/white versions of otherwise coloured patterns.
LOOK IN UNUSUAL PLACES
You can make discoveries in shops where you might not think you’ll find things for doll’s houses. Hardware shops, for example, have lots of small pipe fittings and other items that can make excellent vases etc.
A bit of new paint can make old things like new and it is easy to change the style of your furniture.
Fabrics provide a homelike feel and can be used in many places in a home. Make your own rug, sew your own cushions or why not re-cover a lamp shade.
GO ON GUT FEELING!
Don’t worry too much about everything having to fit together. If you choose from the heart it will instead be a unique mix of everything that you particularly like and that’s when it will be really successful.
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