28 Jun 2014

Modern Loft Scene

I've got to say this might just be my most favourite mini scene that I've ever done! I was inspired to create for the MinisModernas contest and created this contemporary loft overlooking downtown Vancouver, Canada.  I was inspired by this real life loft space I saw on google which had these large windows and L-shaped sofa and went on from there.
This scene had a lot of miniature making firsts for me.  I have never made so many pieces from scratch and I'm very proud to see them all come together.  The sofa, lamp, tables, books, rug, blanket, and art pieces were all made by me.  (And I took pictures so that I can post tutorials on the sofa and lamp in the coming weeks).  It was a big challenge and I couldn't be happier with the result.

I love the way the legs turned out on the lamp!  I saw this kind of design on Pinterest and loved the simplicity with the little angled pieces on the middle of each leg.

The artwork in the picture below (the girl jumping on the bed with books) is a 1:12 copy of one of my life size original pieces which you can see on my artist portfolio website .  I've done several series using miniatures and dollhouses, this one is part of the Future Nostalgia collection from 2011.

I made the windows using a new technique too.  I framed with balsa and then I added a printed transparency with a grid behind.   I hope to take more photos when I return next week and hopefully make something to add to my photography series.

I can't believe this scene is finished, it was a mad dash with less then two weeks from start to finish!  Whew!
Thank you so much for stopping by!  If you haven't already check out my previous giveaway post and enter a comment for your chance to win.  
I have been overwhelmed with all your comments and have found some new great blogs to follow too.  


Find It:
Barcelona Chair, White Office Chair, & Elephant: Reac Japan, 
Tv Monitor & Small Frame on Desk: PRD Miniatures, 
Desk: Amazing Miniatures on Etsy, Candles by Houseworks,
Computer: LiLu on Etsy 


  1. Wow, you've done a fantastic job. I'm really pleased you've decided to enter Rosa's anniversary competition...Good luck! Love everything you've made =0)

  2. Love love love the lamp and also the idea of creating a 1/12th scale version of one of your art works. Don't suppose you're planning on making them available for sale?

    1. Thanks! Do you mean selling 1:12 scale piece of the art? Hmmm I sell the large size ones, I hadn't thought about selling the small scale ones. It would be really awesome to see my art in different mini houses. Thanks for the suggestion, I might just try it. :)

  3. Everything looks great, it is modern and beautiful, Kristine, I really love the results :D!
    The lamp you've made is a beauty and I like the view by the windows, great job!

  4. Wow! You did a fabulous job! The details are great. Everything you made looks awesome! I especially love the lamp, the transparency and the books. It would be great if you could do a tutorial on how to make the transparencies!

    1. Thanks for suggesting the tutorial, I did take some pictures of how I did them. The transparencies were easy but I did have to use a print shop to really get a good thickness on the grid. I need a bunch of blog posts lined up in the summer when I'm traveling a lot so it should be up in the next couple of weeks.

  5. Fantastic work! I love how clean and fresh this looks, the best part of modern design, the clean lines and openness it allows, your space is perfect in these examples.

  6. I love everything about this scene :) good luck! Looking forward to your tutorials :)

  7. Hi Kristine! What a Marvelous scene! Your modern mix of miniatures is visually balanced and a real pleasure to see. Love the PRADA sign and the collection of framed photos that are leaning against each other. The floor lamp and the Barcelona chair are MADE for this space. Each accessory is so well chosen and so well placed too! And the view of downtown Vancouver is Wonderful! .... What made you choose this view?


    1. Thank you Elizabeth! I think I remember reading that you are out that way too :) Actually I was going to chose Toronto first because I wanted something with a downtown skyline and major city feel as well as somewhere I could see myself living perhaps. When I was searching for images I saw a few of Vancouver with the waterfront and knew that it was the perfect fit for the scene. Plus I kind of like the idea of warmer average temperatures all year round and a little less snow ;)

  8. Wow Kristine. Your work is amazing. You have set a wonderful modern scene and I love the furniture you have made.

  9. I LOVE THIS SCENE. Everything in it is just top notch, the artwork, photography are just fantastic details next to the great furniture and accessories. Well done!!!

  10. I just found your blog and I love EVERYTHING about this scene! I'm waiting for your tutorial on the sofa! Hurry please!



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