Adding a dining area – A last look inside my thought process for “Executing a Set Design” . Well, as far as creating spaces and furnishings is concerned. This is exciting to me, because it means that building my set is near completion, and the fun of a photo shoot with models can soon take place!
I was unsure about adding more furniture and perhaps another wall to this design, because that would take up more space. BUT, the beauty of my set is that everything is movable and interchangeable! You will see that in the near future when I take photos with the dolls.
I decided to add an eating area to create the illusion that this was, in fact , a true living space. If you follow Welcome Home, you may notice that I usually don’t create kitchens or eating spaces. I tend to want my models to be only glamorous and conversational! But, since I was going with the feeling of loft/studio living, it would be best to include a table and chairs.
First I had to decide on style. I usually think these things out in my mind or sketch on paper, but sometimes, I happen to have a few props hanging around(remember, I save everything) that could help me visualize not only styling, but how much space a table and two chairs would take up.
I did have these two MCM styled chairs that I’d never gotten around to making cushions for. I liked how their shape blended with the other furniture in the space. I also had the foresight to create two round side tables,(one already in the living room) leaving me this extra one to match with the two chairs.
The pros – chairs would work well if drawn into the living area. The small round table echos the other side table and coffee table.
The cons – This set doesn’t really look proper for dining. It’s more of a conversational area and I have enough of that going on in the living room.
No, this set won’t do.
Ok – so, this left me with no choice but to make a new set. One that might be both aesthetically pleasing and not take up too much room.
I am not a big fan of pedestal tables, but with this style, chairs can easily slide under the table for a more compact look.
This photo taken,of course, prior to painting and cushions. I wanted to see how the shape worked in this space and how much room the set took up.
This would definitely work!
A little paint, some colorful cushions and some homey touches - Voilà !
Coming up next – A photo shoot utilizing the entire set and inhabitants of the vinyl persuasion!
Stay tuned !
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