Aug 4, 2010

Emerson Walkthrough

This house is hands down my absolute favorite. In fact, if I had to keep only one house, I would keep the Emerson over the Kaleidoscope. It's sturdy, it won't yellow in the sun, the real wood is beautiful and it's self lighting. I couldn't have designed it better myself!

The Great Room Check out the solar lights, even during the day they are nice and bright.
I love that the stairs are separate so they don't monopolize a room.
Even in bright light the fireplace is clearly visible.

And, of course, they are watching Project Runway : )

The Exterior

I'll have to scout out some cool patio furniture to make a roof top scene. This square looked more blue in the photos on the website. I kinda thought it was meant to be a pool but it seems more like a concrete patio in person. Still, very cool.

The second roof top area is a lawn. All of my patio furniture here is from Mighty World which runs a little small.

The last platform is for the solar panels. I have left my house near an open window for about a day and the panels seem to charge quickly. I love that there's no wiring to mess with and no cords to hide like the Stockholm.

No time to charge the panels? No problem! These guys have literally thought of everything. The house comes with 3 AA rechargeable batteries, pre-installed so you will always have light. Plus, since they are NiMH they'll work on any battery re-charger. They fit behind this sliding door right by the switch.
A few people have asked about the Flagstone. It's made of vinyl and it's similar to shelf liner. There's no embossing but it is still extremely life like in photos. Also, the house comes with plugs to cover all of the screw holes. They take a little finessing and I was pretty eager to set up scenes so that will have to wait. : )

The Study
This little room above the Great Room may be my favorite. It definitely has the most versatility. For now, I made it a study but only because I was dying to use the guitar, Pac Man and drafting table.

The Bathroom
I used Lundby bathroom furniture to show how the 1:16th furniture fits. Honestly, I think it accommodates 1:12 and 1:16 equally well. Sigh...perfect house!

The Master Bedroom
I made this bed myself in an attempt to make something close the Paris Renfroe bed I can't bring myself to buy. I've been wanting to use it forever so I'm happy to have finally found a great room for it.

The Dining Room

This is the last room I set up and it's pretty sparse. I found these drawer pulls at IKEA months ago. I think they are make great modern bench seating. So that's the tour! This house truly is something special and I know everyone that has a chance to own one will love it every bit as much as I do. I'd also like to say that the customer service from the guys at Brinca Dada is as wonderful as their products. I actually received an Emerson for my birthday last month from the few that were sent to FAO Schwartz. Sadly, it arrived badly damaged and I was heartbroken. When we notified Brinca Dada much to their credit they immediately made it right. In fact, their CEO Doug personally took the time to make sure we were satisfied. I could not be happier.

Why are you still reading this? Go to and get one too!


  1. I am so jealous right now. I can't believe how good the 1:12 works in this house. Darn it, now I have to put this on the wish list too. Argh!!!
    Congrats, looks great and thanks for the great pictures and details!! :D

  2. Thank you for a lot of fotographs. This house is really amazing, I still hesitate to buy it, but it is not clear that I'll resist. It is Christmas coming, isn't it?
    All your interior looks good and the bed you made is very cool too.
    I'm glad to have time to observe your blog and others in my week off now.
    Regards from Germany

  3. Justin (From Bristol UK)August 5, 2010 at 5:15 AM

    Wow that looks great!
    Love the way the furniture all seems to fit even with different scales.
    A couple of questions if I may,
    Do the windows slide open and closed?
    Where did you get that lovely telescope is it 1/12?
    You should be chuffed to bits it looks ace!

  4. Wow. It looks like everything and more than promised. Is the flagstone on the out side 3 d?
    Great expectations, met! Happy, Birthday. C

  5. what a great walkthrough with fabulous photos. thanks for sharing!

  6. Wonderful photos and the house looks fabulous! I'm very jealous too, but I guess I just have to be patient :-)

  7. Thank you so much for this post. These are the best pictures of the Emerson I have seen! I've been debating buying it because for me, building is half the fun. Did you happen to take any pictures of how it came packaged? How was putting it together? How much time, etc.? I am also interested in the flagstone on the front..

    Thanks again!!

  8. The pictures are fantastic; your decorating gets a WOW; thanks for sharing. I have ordered the house but not sure when it will get put together. In the meantime I will live vicariously through your and other posts.

  9. Hello Petitnouveau,

    Beautiful pictures from your new Emerson House. I love your decoration.
    It is good to hear that you had a good experience with the Brinca Dada's customer service. My Emerson House came last Thursday (I couldn't wait till my birthday which is in Nov. and bought one for myself:-)) It is also damaged, I wrote an email but have not yet heard from them.
    Again, you did a marvelous job with the interiour design and decoration. Have fun with it.

  10. Mine also came damaged from FAO....they made good on it though. They may have to, if they haven't already, find someone else to package and ship the dollhouse. It broke my heart to see something that is so beautiful damaged. I'm sure they are not happy about it either. Whenever you start up a new business, kinks have to be worked out. They were great in responding to me and making it right. Now I have to wait and tap my toes waiting for their furniture!!! Melissa

  11. Wow. Your pictures came out so great. I want this dollhouse more than ever now (*counts pennies*) ....

  12. Fabulous how you set everything up and what a great house. Thanks for all the detailed information.

  13. love the mirror over the bed, reflecting the fireplace <3

  14. LOVE your modern items.

    I always thought I was a traditional one but...

    From Tyla @

  15. It can be difficult to remember when looking at these photographs that you are actually seeing a miniature.

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