Thursday, 7 December 2017

House Tour: The Exmouth


If you've been following along with FLW for a little while you'll already have heard me raving about The Exmouth and regularly snapping away in Instagram.

It's a flat pack kit from our fab wholesaler and is pretty recognisable among doll's house retailers all over.
When I first decided to start stocking wholesale houses along side our bespoke, adult collector pieces I was a little dubious, I didn't want houses that were going to look and feel flimsy.

Turns out, there was no need to have worried.
I've tried and tested this baby for the last 4 years and she's still going strong, and, as it turns out is pretty popular with you guys too,  she's turned out to be the best seller in all her unpainted glory!! (She also comes in a Pink or Cream finish.)
The house is an excellent first doll's house, no fiddly assembly, just screwing together the main walls and roof. (A second pair of hands would be good for that bit!). The front door panels are all ready put together, just makes painting a bit fiddly in places if you go for the un-finished version. AND she's actually, technically, a 1:16 scale, rather than the standard 1:12, making them ideal homes for any Sylvanian families/ Calico critters in your life thought to be honest you don't notice. All the furniture displayed here is 1:12.


So, I thought it was about time to show The Exmouth a little love and take a closer look around our display house and resident fave. Come on in!

We went for the un-painted kit for display so we could stamp FLW signature style all over it.
Blush Pink and Soft Grey have been our signature colours (since the very beginnings of FLW in a freezing cold bedsit in Brighton. I decided to start a little blog to keep myself busy between job applications, the colours are about the only thing that have survived various re-stylings over the years!) so they were the obvious choice.
I chose to leave the roof unpainted as liked the detailing. 





The blank canvas of this house was exciting to work with. LOVE the bay windows and balcony.
It's open plan, with circular door ways, no internal doors. At first I was a bit put out at no internal doors but if a house is used for the play they're the usually the first things to break so it's a plus if the house is destined to be used as a toy rather than a collectors house.
I left the venner floor covering as is as is it's hardwearing and worked well for the style I wanted. 

See what I mean about those bay window details? A fan of anything that gives me extra space for mini decorating!






All dressed up for Christmas! I've recently re-styled the display house with the larger side as a living room / pink forest!
Usually it's been set as the kitchen which is great as it's pretty generous proportions and you can fit a lot in there.
Not sure which I prefer for the Christmas market next weekend, may have to flip a coin!

I mentioned already how much I love this balcony?!
I've had a set of battery powered fairy lights wrapped around the front of the house for about 3 years, would look strange without now!


Cosy up in the bedroom. Gold dot paper, stag print and accessories available in our shop

Sigh. She's pretty cute hey?



Have a doll's house you adore and would love to share?

Email Kat with "House Tour" in the subject line, we'd LOVE to take a peek!
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