Saturday, June 18, 2016

Grey Manor Dollhouse

I finished Grey Manor dollhouse. This 1/12 scale house is 21 3/4" tall x 14 1/2" across x 13 1/2" deep. It's a custom dollhouse made entirely from scratch. 
There are 3 battery operated lights with the switch inside the chimney. There's a porch light and 2 crystal chandeliers.
The exterior is covered with concrete. You can find the links to products I use by clicking the 'resources' tab up top.
 The color is an aged burnt butter.

 This dormer window can open in or out.

For this interior, I wanted a very sparse yet vintage feel - an Aidan Gray style. It's a minimalist look but still super romantic. I used a very light color palette with washed out wood colors.
I think this is the first time I've done diagonal wood floors. The downstairs wall a butter colored. I used aqua seed beads in the chandelier.
 I had this little piece of furniture in my workshop forever. I could never find space for it in any houses. It fits under the stairs here.

The stairs are painted gray and the top of the steps and spindles have a wash to make it look like weathered wood. The wash is brown paint and a dash of black paint watered down until it's thin enough.

The upstairs has white walls. Again a very simple look for this bedroom yet very feminine.
 This little bed was the one in my upholstered bed tutorial.  The little bench will be in an upcoming tutorial.

 I loved having you over at Grey Manor. I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Till next time!


  1. Oh gosh, I stare and file away ideas for the future. Your washed out wood pieces are dynamite; I also love the diagonal floors!

  2. This is your best work. I love pink, but the lack of pink in this house takes it to a new level. I love the minimalist look. I find it very elegant.

  3. What a lovely cottage-house! I want to move in.

  4. Beautiful work Caroline! I really like the colours and atmosphere in this house. Hugs, piikko

  5. Grey Manor is stunning. As is all your work. To me, your little houses show a glimpse of heaven :)
    All the best

  6. Hi, Caroline! Beautiful house - very simple and very very cute! A little piece of furniture found a wonderful place under the stairs.
    hugs ♥

  7. What a gorgeous romantic cottage. I love it! Yours colourways are just right and the outside and inside blend perfectly. Love the light switch in the chimney. The whole thing is just lovely.

  8. Siempre disfruto visitando tu blog, es un regalo para los sentidos :) Nunca se me hubiera ocurrido montar el suelo en diagonal pero me ha encantado el efecto :)
    Un abrazo!

  9. I love everything! Thank you for the tutorials and chair patterns. The colors are awesome ❤️

  10. This house is so cosy and romantic. Everything is perfect.

  11. Preciosa Caroline, tanto el interior como el exterior son fantásticos.
    El toque simplista le dá muchísimo encanto.
    Otro gran trabajo.
    Un abrazo y feliz semana.

  12. Romántico, elegante y espectacular. Me encanta como han quedado las paredes, el suelo, las escaletas, los muebles.... termino antes diciendo que todo me parece genial.

  13. Hi Caroline! This cottage feels like a Retreat inside! I feel a real sense of calm and quiet as I've enjoyed this interior.
    The little dormer on the second floor is Wonderful and I also like the added bit of color to the light fixtures, especially the one on the first floor. The aqua color really gives an exciting spark in such a soothing environment, Beautiful Work! :))


  14. I love making mini benches. That one is super cute! I can't wait to try making that style. It all looks lovely Caroline. You do nice work.

  15. Hello Caoline
    House came out very beautiful and supercute. I love the colours and those flowers againts the wall are just perfect. Hugs, Lea

  16. Als ik er naar kijk Caroline vergeet ik dat het echt is maar miniatuur zo echt heel mooi lieve groetjes Danielle

  17. Yet again: love your work! The white details on the roof look nice and love the interiour. Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful pics! Have e great day 🌸

  18. I'm so impressed you can made such a gorgeous dollhouse from scratch! I especially love the climbing roses on the outside. They add a very magical feel to the house.

  19. Again you created a gorgeous house. I love the diagonal floors and I love the colors of the wood. It's minimalist but very cozy and inviting. Thanks for sharing the photos which too, are very beautiful.
    Hugs, Drora

  20. Great and gorgeous house! I like the harmony of pale and soft colours.