The White Orchid
I'm just completely twitterpated over this house. The White Orchid is the only synthetic material house produced by Greenleaf and I am very, very fortunate to have one of the few manufactured. It's an exact duplicate of the Orchid Dollhouse, except it is made of Sintra instead of wood. I built this house for myself and it remains in my private collection.
When I took the White Orchid out of the box, the first thing that went thru my mind was that the pristine white was such a perfect medium for textiles that I couldn't cover it with paint or wallpaper. My muse peered over my shoulder and said, "Well then, let's make it a "Designer House", not a dollhouse. I agreed and we went to work. I spent a couple of days going thru my stash of fabrics, beads and embellishments and what happened after that was just the pure joy of creating. I used velvet, chiffon, aurora borealis beads, lead crystal drops, pearls, clear glass, mirrors and a huge assortment of other bits and pieces. The end result is a house full of tone on tone whites, pure crystal and silver. While the pictures don't show it well, the whole focus of this house is a sensory experience.
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