Here is another of the 10 custom dollhouses featured in the Designer Dollhouse Showcase at the Kaleidocsope Ball that helped to raise almost $1.8 million for UCLA Mattel Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute. Here is the Monique Lhuillier NY Flagship Boutique by Monique Lhuillier. Click on the images to enlarge.
Monique Lhuillier designed a replica of her New York flagship boutique intact with the former private residence’s grandeur of an old world townhouse. Spanning three floors, the townhouse offers the bridal collection on the entire ground floor, the ready-to-wear collection on the second and the VIP custom area on the third floor. Iridescent paintings by Nancy Lorenz and custom mirrors and tables add just a hint of sparkle, while the two commissioned pieces by New York sculptor Silas Seandel are truly one-of-a-kind. Taking cues from the original structure, Lhuillier creates a sophisticated environment in the world of grey, using luxurious fabrics, furnishings and art to showcase the true stars in the boutique, her signature gowns and collections. The dollhouse includes grey suede walls, recreations of the Monique Lhuillier Waterford chandeliers, inspired by the delicate beadwork of Monique’s signature gowns, and organic hammered stainless steel cabinets, made especially for the bridal salon. All furniture for the townhouse has been recreated by the renowned craftsmen at Kensington Dollhouse Festival.
I adore the chandeliers. I'm not quite sure what "organic hammered stainless steel" means but the cabinets are pretty cool. I would love to own the white club chairs on the 3rd floor. Below are more exterior shots and zoomed out shots.
Stephen Block and landscape designer Sherry Till complimented the townhouse design of the boutique with classic landscaping. The pair framed the boutique with box hedges for a simple but put together look which aligns perfectly with the old world charm of the home turned boutique.
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For more pictures of the boutique see the event coverage on smallisimo.com.
Read full coverage of the event, features on designers and see more photos in all of my posts here. Or visit my main MCHUCLA Designer Dollhouse Showcase page with links to all 10 houses here.