“The Essentials” – New Heights for a back drop !

Since my journey in doll collecting began with Barbie, I thought it only fitting to add her to the Welcome Home Anniversary celebration.

I love the reproduction back drops that come with some of the reproduction dolls. They are reminiscent of the original dream houses that Barbie had in the 1960’s.   I chose my favorite for this special anniversary set  and did what I call, “a little tweaking” to bring this back drop to life.

The updated wall now has windows for dimension and light. It has also been mounted on wall board for stability and free-standing capability, (really cute people) and was the spring-board for the ideas in this room.

“The Essentials”  – Features a sunk in living room where entertaining can go from casual to glamorous in the blink of an eye!  

The casual look –  Designed for every day living.  Upholstered cushions are covered in a fabulous retro style fabric with geometric patterns of blue and green.

The glamorous look – Designed for entertaining. Tufted, upholstered cushions are covered in a glorious off white linen, shot with silver tinsel for added sparkle!

Essential room components are what make this one of a kind suite so very special as well as versatile !   Moveable walls, floors, stairs, furniture AND the capability of changing out cushions make the possibilities of looks for this one room practically endless, not to mention fun !

Included with the set are : 

Back drop wall

 Two piece Raised Floor (1 has the stair section)

Two  Area rugs (one white, one multi color reds)

Credenza – painted poppy orange



Coffee table

Two sets of cushions (One white & One blue/green)

 Pale Aqua Pillows (3)

Standing Floor Lamp

Oodles of accessories! : 

Cigarette in ashtray

Cigarettes in holder

Table Plant

Modern Art Starburst

3 Copper bottles

Table lamp (white and gold)

Two Modern Art wall pieces (hand painted)

One Floor plant

Debut Price:  $390.00  

Sold !

Switch out the carpet, mix and match the table accessories, change the cushions – Use as many or as little of the pieces as you wish !  Back drop wall is free standing, so, if you wish, it can also be used without the stairs.  It’s a Barbie Lover’s dream come true!

This suite is a One Of A Kind special for the Welcome Home Anniversary celebration. No others like this will be offered.

Debut Price: $ 390.00 (shipping not included)  Please contact me for availability.




*Of special note:  The fabric used to create the casual look was designed by fellow furniture enthusiast Mike Dawson.  Mike is a textile designer, and creative director as well as a Barbie collector.  He is now offering his own line of fabrics, and is planning a selection of  vintage inspired patterns just for Barbie!   The fabrics are beautifully made and wonderful to work with. The choices are gorgeous and original as well ! 

See pattern choices at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39610325@N06/sets/72157619916077871/

Email Mike at : freska333@live.com

*Welcome Home is a registered, trade marked business. All ideas, text, and photos belong to the Artist/Owner Maryann Roy and may not be copied or used without written permission.


17 thoughts on ““The Essentials” – New Heights for a back drop !

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  1. Hi Maryann, Beautiful…. Very Cool!!! It got scooped up in a hurry!!!! Someone was VERY LUCKY!!! The furniture was outstanding!!! Ron

  2. You have outdone yourself this time, Maryann. *bows* We’re not worthy!!! haha

    Huge congrats (and a bit of well-deserved jealous-sauce *winks*) to the lucky owner.

  3. Wow, this is just perfection – someone is very, very lucky. How wonderful to have all of the elements pulled together like this! I hope the new owner will share pictures on the boards – this room deserves to be adored!

    1. Thanks Jan ! I have asked to the new owner to share her photos when she has time. Perhaps you will see them on the doll boards, or on my Collector Cachet page. Thanks for the lovely compliments!

  4. Hello from Spain: I love this traditional living room. I like a lot of the stairs before the fireplace. The chairs are gorgeous. The white carpet is very inviting. Your creations are always wonderful. Awesome. Keep in touch

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