I've blogged about Maryann Roy before after The Shopping Sherpa posted some of her work last year. She is most known for her playscale furniture and designs, but she has been dabbling in 1:12.
Maryann has been drooling over Paul MacAlister's work on ebay and got inspired to do something in 1:12 scale. She originally wanted to create something MacAlister-like but after stumbling upon the Japanese Rooms-in-Miniature set that Call of the Small recently won, she switched gears. Maryann was so taken by the chair and sofa, she thought she'd take a stab at a Japanese inspired set.
The pictures speak for themselves. Absolutely gorgeous!
Bad news, being half the size she is accustomed to working in, the 1:12 scale is an eye strainer and she's not sure she can make multiples of these as she had originally intended. Good news, Maryann will likely auction off this set instead! She may have a change of heart and decide to make more, so maybe we can help persuade her. If you have any interest in a similar set, please leave a comment for her below.
Additionally, last year she enjoyed making these 1:12 mirrored pieces as part of a 1:12 bedroom set for a local charity auctioning off a dollhouse last year. They have a great Hollywood Regency feel to them. Maryann is curious if there is any interest these. Please also leave a comment if you would be interested in purchasing 1:12 scale mirrored pieces like these.
You can read more about Maryann Roy and her "Neo-Retro Furnishings for today's Fashion Dolls" on her website (www.maryannroy.com), or follow her work on her blog at maryannroy.wordpress.com.
(all images courtesy of Maryann Roy)