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Miniature Art Deco projects in dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas


Arts & Crafts is different than Art Deco and both are different from Art Nouveau. And it takes some time and research to learn the differences!

  • Art Nouveau (1890-1905) features natural forms, lots of curves and curlicues. Think of artwork by Mucha. Architecture by Gaudi of Spain. Furniture by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
  • Arts & Crafts (Turn of the century 1890-1910 with influence clear into the 30's)) Frank Lloyd Wright, Gustav Stickley, and Pre-Raphaelites art, etc.
  • Art Deco Style (1925-1940) is geometric and very modern. Erte designs.


Art nouveau mirror and art deco clock

Links to miniature art deco projects

Clarisse Cliff Gallery
Clarice Cliff Gallery Interior
Miami Deco by Barb Kenyeres

Miami Deco by Barb Kenyeres

Deco Front - by Barb Kenyeres
Shop display by Barb Kenyeres
Deco Store by Nancy in Ohio
Art Deco Bedroom David & Carol Huffman of Davesattic Miniatures
Art Deco Apartment+Living room David & Carol Huffman of Davesattic Miniatures
Roxie Hart doing the Charleston.Lucie Winsky Dolls http://luciewinskydolls.com I.G.M.A. Artisan Certified D.A.G. Doll Artisan
  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

Art Deco Baby House - by Karen Bainbridge

Art Deco Bridal Gown - by Susan Johnson

Art Deco Cabinet - kit created by Sue Thwaite, "Ladybug"and completed by Gerry

Art Deco Collection - various miniature projects

Art Deco Corner - by Jennifer Ashley

Art Deco Dollhouse - by Katina Beales, in CDHM interview

Art Deco House - by Denise Osborne

Art Deco Jewelry Store - by Nancy in Ohio

Art Deco Living Room - by Laura from Tuscon

Art Deco Museum - by Tweedledee Miniatures

Art Deco Needs more Love - from Dollhouse Decorating

Art Deco Tea Room - by Marilo

Art Deco Theatre - by Marc Mead in Dollhouse Decorating blog

Breakfast in Bed - Art Deco Bedroom by Joanne Swanson

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Dollhouse - by Muriel Watson. Description here, see video below

Clarice Cliff Shop inside and front - by Ann Kozlick

Embroidered McIntosh Chairs - by Otterine

Thoroughly Moderne - Henry Colbert

Whiteladies House - from Doll House Decorating


Art Deco Blogs

  • Blogs concentrating on Art Deco or categories/labels about it in blogs

Millimari's Art Deco category


Art Deco Groups

  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to Art Deco.


Miniature Art Deco Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making Art Deco projects.


Art Deco Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for Art Deco in your shop? Add a direct link to that item here.

Art Deco Sofa Set - from Maggie Melinda Miniatures

Art Deco QS Bedroom Furniture - from SDK miniatures

Arlette's Miniatures -  upholstered Dollhouse Furniture

Buttercup Miniatures - Art Deco Rug Kits

Dave's Attic - 1:24 scale

MAIM Miniature Design and Architecture - Clearview Art Deco dollhouse

Miniton Miniatures - handcrafted miniature furniture by Kari Bloom

Mulberry -QS dh kit from Michelle's miniatures

Neil Carter Miniatures - Art Deco figurines

Roomboxes Etc. Miniatures - commissioned one of a kind room boxes by Peter Tucker

Sally Meekins Miniature Ceramics - furniture designs from the Art Deco period, ceramics and dumb waiters

Walsh Brothers - miniature clocks in classic shapes



  • Books about miniature Art Deco projects (also books with chapters about it)



Instructions for art deco miniatures


Miniature art deco printables

Art Deco Liquor posters


Art Deco Wallpapers

  • Wallpapers that go well with Art Deco projects



Other Art Deco Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to Art Deco

Hayley GArt Deco card On Leash Old Ford Factory, Singapore


Miniature Art Deco Links

  • links to sites showing how to make items related to Art Deco

Art Deco Chair - by Heather Lynne Isaacs

Art Deco Hat - by Mary Williams

Art Deco Lamp - by Mrs Greene

Art Deco Folding Screen - from Doll Divas (1:6)

Art Deco Furniture - from Dave's Attic

Flapper Tutorial - by Mary Williams

Flossie the Flapper - tutorial by Dana of Miniature Art

Flossie's Shoes - tutorial by Dana of Miniature Art

Flossie's Skirt - tutorial by Dana of Miniature Art

Modern Chair - a la Charles MacIntosh, by Peter Tucker



  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject

Art Deco Research/ Inspiration 

  • Films: The Thin Man, Poirot
  • Art Deco was a popular international art design movement from 1925 until 1939, affecting the decorative arts such as architecture, interior design, and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as fashion, painting, the graphic arts and film. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, glamorous, functional, and modern.
  • The movement was a mix of many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, Art Nouveau, and Futurism. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative. Source: Wikipedia
  • Many miniaturists ignore having bathrooms in their miniature homes but an Art Deco bathroom could be considered a work of art and should definitely have a place in any home of that time period. Mint green was one of the most popular colors during the Art Deco era. Extensive use of tiles on the walls and floors were very popular. Those that were remodeling their older homes in the new popular decorating style elevated the floor adjacent to the bathtub so that the bathtub appeared sunken. Bathtubs were also enclosed on three sides.


Miniature Art Deco Tips/Hints

Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages

Art Deco Websites -furnishings and furniture

Art Deco Websites - fashions for women

Art Deco - overview of Art Deco with the origins, history, characteristics, etc. of the Art Deco movement

Art Deco Colour Palettes - Colour combinations used during the period from About.com

Colour schemes - also see the streamlined years

Deco Dame - Interior Design site with tons and tons of pictures of furniture, lighting, fabric, posters, decorative arts, etc. of the period

Deco World - 1:1 Art Deco products catalogue, great ideas for miniature projects.

Miniature Art Deco - Pinterest board by Donna Post

Modernism Gallery - American and French Art Deco pieces


  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject


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Comments (1)

johanna janhonen said

at 11:30 pm on May 11, 2009

Thanks Tiina, great stuff! Hoping to see your miniatures featured in this page too :). PS. I added hit counter back to the page.

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