Revisiting the Neville House by CB2

In the process of reorganizing and tidying up my workroom space, I reconnected with the diminutive Neville House, produced by CB2 in 2011. It's such a great *little* modernist structure -- really little. It was sold and intended as a tabletop accessory, but who are we has such cool lines and the openings are indeed large enough to style the interiors, making it irresistible for modern miniature collectors. Patience required, however, since the roof nor sides do not open.

Welcome to the Neville House by CB2

Welcome to the Neville House by CB2

Furniture that is 1/24 scale works best, although 1/16 will work too, depending on the piece and its profile. I tend to gravitate to greens, browns, and yellows when I decorate this gem. It's such a compact space that you have to make careful choices without clutter. 


Credits: Couch and chair are vintage Dol Toi; rug is minimodernistas; side table is Djeco; pillow is by The Shopping Sherpa; deer artwork and package are from a dollhouse show; tennis racket and basket are Re-ment; swimmer artwork is from a sticker set of vintage European matchbook covers (yes, really).

The time it took me: 55 minutes



There are a few sources of warmth in this scene. It's a cozy little space, thanks to the CB2 Neville House's proportions. 1:16 or smaller fits best here. I've made use of a Playmobil living room set, which is scaled at 1:18. It is manufactured looking like this:
I had to spray paint something a flat black for a book cover job (yes, I got another one!), so I decided to spray over some of the pieces in this set, specifically, the wood stove, couch, and chair (I left the orange cushions and the cat was black already):

How about the warm glow given off by that fabulous column light by the amazing Pepper of MitchyMoo Miniatures??? She is a genius with minis and a warm person, to boot. Thank you again, Pepper dear!

See the fur teacup on the wall? As an art history major, Meret Oppenheim's creation from 1936 is one of the iconic pieces you learn about in discussion about Surrealism. Fabulous, no?

Of course, a warm pair of boots doesn't hurt!

Happy New Year to all! Stay warm...!

Credits: Couch, chair, wood stove, and cat are all Playmobil; rug is cut felt from Michaels; coffee table is a salt bowl from bodum; light is by Pepper of MitchyMoo Miniatures; wall shelf is Miner. Accessories are Michaels, The Shopping Sherpa, and Manor House Miniatures. 

The time it took me: 47 minutes