Sid Cooke Edwardian
dolls house range are manufactured from a mixture of Birch Plywood
Sid Cooke Highgate House is an outstanding example of a late Victorian
or early Edwardian Dolls House.
English architectural terms the Edwardian era spans the reign of
Edward VII (1901-1910), however, many historians regard the era
as stretching from to the end of the 1st World War in 1918. If you
want to finish your Edwardian Dolls House with a genuine period
style the following may be interesting and even useful for you.
its short pre-eminence, the period is characterized by its own unique
architectural style, fashion, and way of life. Houses took on a
simpler, more masculine look which was meant to be functional rather
than beautiful. Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and Queen Anne styles
held a particularly strong influence. Theses are all exciting styles
to research and effectively capture in miniature for your Edwardian
property has proved to be amongst the most characteristic architecture
in Great Britain today. Houses can be recognised by their plain
red brickwork, gables and plain exteriors.
the heaviness, clutter and dark colours of Victorian interiors,
Edwardian style was a breath of fresh air. Typically interiors were
fresh, light and feminine with floral patterns and pastel colours.
choosing furniture for your Edwardian Dolls House you can choose
from a range of styles including baroque, rococo and empire. The
wing chair is a typical shape, upholstery should be in chintz, and
damasks, colours pale. Bamboo and wicker furniture were also introduced
in this period.
wallpapers for your Edwardian Dolls House with cheerful patterns
such as florals of roses, lilac, wisteria, and sweet peas, with
trellises, ribbons and bows. Stripes are also typical - go for something
simple but rich for dining rooms such as a gold damask and white,
and candy stripes for bedrooms. Paper up to the dado rail and then
plain paper or paint the wall above that. Lincrusta - embossed wallpaper
was introduced in 1877- comes in beautiful art nouveau designs -
can be painted any colour although cream is probably best.
highly polished wood block floor with oriental rug will look fantastic
in the living room of your Edwardian Dolls House. If you already
have wooden floorboards, make sure they're an oak-coloure, stain
them if necessary. For the high wear areas finish with bricks in
a herringbone pattern or red quarry tiles.
Edwardian Dolls House will typically have with splayed sides with
projecting iron or copper hoods and decorative tiles. Smaller fireplaces
can be fitted in the bedrooms.
can use Colour schemes for your Edwardian Dolls House that have
pastel colour such as primrose yellow, leaf green, lilac and grey.
Living rooms can be darker colours such as dark green for fabrics
and cream for walls.
Edwardians frequently had electric lighting. Lampshades were in
soft colours with frills and tassels. Central lights were typically
pendant fittings in smoked glass. Tiffany lamps or reclining female
bronze figures are absolutely in keeping with the period.
window hangings plus, plain or floral curtains can co-ordinate with
the walls or you might fir a simple striped roller blind. Upholstery
and cushions could have floral motifs in an art nouveau style.
with the real thing people buying dolls houses may seek out a particular
period, so you will be able to find Tudor Dolls Houses, Georgian
Dolls Houses, Regency Dolls Houses, Edwardian Dolls Houses, Art
Deco Dolls Houses, Victorian Dolls Houses or modern Dolls Houses.
Our Edwardian Dolls House Range