A sofa, made by  Furniture Designer, Vladimir Kagan, inspired this set. While a lot of his pieces are a little too modern for Me, I loved the lines and shape of this particular one. Next it was matter of  deciding what else to include in this petite abode. Then choosing colors, pattern, wall design and Voilà! The set “Dwell” was born! Not quite that simple, but you get the idea.

Pricing and purchasing information listed at the end of the presentation.

THIS SET IS NOW SOLD!  Thank You to all who inquired and were interested!

“Dwell”  – To remain for a time.dwell4





Dining Area


Living Area



And again re-arranged for a different look that takes up less space


“Dwell” is comprised of many pieces, all individual from one another. Walls too, are free-standing and may be arranged as you please.



The “Dwell” set is hand-made and one of a kind.  The set includes:


2 solid walls painted pink and yellow linen. Walls are painted and finished on both sides allowing versatility between the pink and yellow colors.

1 wall unit with built-in plant holder and plants.  May be used as a room divider or individual wall.

Each wall is approximately 15″h x 16″w

Dining Room Set :

The dining set includes a Table with 4 upholstered chairs.

The Wood Dining Table is hand stained, not painted.  Large enough to seat 4 comfortably. Centerpiece is a wire mesh, round vessel adorned with a yellow enamel flower.

Chairs are upholstered in a charming black/white floral with one of the floras, the barest hint of a yellow gold. Plays nicely with the yellow gold living room set! Chairs are also hand stained to match the table.

Credenza – Slim and very mid-century, this piece has an embellished front and tapered legs. Hand stained to match the table and chairs. (Does not open).

The credenza is accessorized with a fabulous potted Bonsai tree and two silver bird figurines.

Living Room Set:

The living room set includes a sofa, chair and coffee table.

As mentioned above, My miniature version of a Kagan Sofa, with curved arms and multi cushion seating. The sofa is upholstered in a textural yellow gold fabric. Perfectly 60’s!  This piece features tapered legs. Wood portions, hand stained .

Adorning the sofa – 6 toss pillows in assorted fabrics. Round pillows echoing the dining chair fabric!

Accent Chair – Kagan style chair matches the sofa and is upholstered in the same yellow-gold fabric. Features curved arms and tapered legs. Wood portions, hand stained. A lovely melon colored toss pillow is also included.

Coffee Table –  Hand cut Oval specifically designed for this space.  Wooden and hand stained to match the living room set.

Table Accessory – Pink metal bowl

All pieces are individual and stand on their own.  Mix and match as you please. Versatility and color allow you to combine with your other Welcome Home pieces too!


The “Dwell” Set is priced   – NOW SOLD OUT!

*Please note that the floor is not included.

*Doll not included.

Purchaser agrees to pay upon receipt of invoice.  There are no holds on this set. Payment via Pay Pal only.  No E-checks.

For availability, and to purchase, please email me at : maryann@ntplx.net    or   welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Shipping is calculated according to where you live. Shipping via USPS. Because of the size of this set, expect shipping costs to include an “over sized” box charge (USPS charges, not Mine!) .

Here are some beauty shots with a doll  for entertainment as well as to show scale:





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A Great Read!

Hello Dollings!

Just wanted to take this opportunity to share a new book with all of you : 

Halina Doll Fashions Identification Guide by Claudia Thiem.

As the title implies, this guide is filled with over 200 pages of Halina Doll fashions and a back story about Halina (Powlowski)Nashan and how Halina Fashions were born.


A bit of a mystery, until now, the Halina fashion line began in the early 1960’s when Barbie doll was all the rage.  This guide provides detailed photos and names of the extensive Halina Fashions Line.

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I’m posting two teaser photos of outfits for you, but with respect to the author and all of the hard work that went into making this book happen, they are tiny photos with names and details purposely omitted. I assure you that the book has large, beautifully detailed photos of each gown, suit and/or separates known to date.

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Until now, so little has surfaced about Halina and her fashions, that I may have passed these over a time or two myself.  While I am not a collector of Halina (yet!), this book provides a wealth of information on the subject and, as a collector, I feel that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! You never know what you might come across while collecting !

Arm yourself! 

You can currently purchase this book via Ebay. The seller is also the author.

 Seller :    brig320

You can also order directly from the author by emailing her at:  cthiem@sbcglobal.net

It’s well worth it!



**Please note that I am not affiliated, in any way, with the books’ Author, Publisher or Halina Fashions, nor do I get any kick back from posting about the book. Just sharing my personal opinion.



Illustrated Works

I am often asked : “Where do you get your inspiration from”? 

Seems like a simple enough question, but the answer is not so simple.  There are many, many things that inspire me to be creative! Color, fabric, classic movies, vintage books, style magazines, beads, trinkets, mid-century furniture, wallpaper, sculptures, paintings, patterns, flora, polished stones, ephemera  – I mean, I could on and on!  For Me, it’s just seeing things in a different light.

One of the joys of my job is discovering a jumping off point for my next design, whether it be  multiple pieces for an upcoming sale or, for a One Of A Kind suite, meant for someone special.

Within My many research books and reference folders, are some illustrated ads for mid-century living that I’ve come across over the years.  More inspiration, of course! These ads were beautifully executed by some advertising artists long before the computer age.  Art in and by themselves! I loved the thought of these never actually being rooms (because they are illustrations) and re-creating them in 3D!

You may indeed recognize My designs and suites, as these are all from the past and have been sold, but what you may not know is – these rooms were all inspired by illustrated Art! 

Here is a little tribute to all the past advertising artists and designers – Your work still inspires!





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I am currently working on a new offering.  Stay tuned!  

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In the studio today

Allowing My creativeness to flow today!

Took My Joybird fabric samples and turned them into pillows!  Here’s a little photo shoot from My studio with the pillows tossed about on a miniature Joybird “Cole” sofa and tucked into shelving on My Brasilia style wall cabinet.  What fun!


Inquiries about My work : Please email Me at: welcomehome@maryannroy.com  or: maryann@ntplx.net

You can see all Joybird has to offer by going to: https://joybird.com/

Luxury Sofas and Chairs

Hello Everyone

Today, I have a limited number of LUXURY sofas and chairs available for sale. They are being sold separately. Colors do compliment one another though, in case you decide to choose both a sofa and a chair.

These pieces are ready to ship, and payment is due upon receipt of your invoice. 

Quantities are limited. * 


PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING.   Please include your zip code when ordering so that I may calculate shipping for you.

Please email Me to order.

welcomehome@maryannroy. com

Thank You!



LUXURY SOFA  Mid Century Modern style sofas! Each covered in hand-made Dupioni Silk. Sofas feature sleek lines, tapered legs, and tufted back cushions.

Each Sofa includes two coordinating toss pillows.

Debut price $90.00 plus shipping.  

* If you are not familiar with Dupioni Silk, please note that it is a hand-made material that has certain pulls, lines and textures to it.  This is part of its charm and character .

Only ONE  of each color available.

Color Choices : 

LIPSTICK RED –  Stunning!     SOLD!

SPEARMINT –   Refreshing and Heavenly!        SOLD!

BLUE OCEAN –  Quintessential Mid Century Teal!     SOLD!

FOREST GREEN –  Deliciously Rich!  SOLD!

Lipstick Red :




Blue Ocean :


Forest Green:


Luxury Chairs – “Apostrophe” style chair upholstered in silk velour. Silk velour is a lightweight fabric, luxurious in texture, and with just enough stretch to hug the curved lines of this sophisticated chair.  Also features tapered legs.
Each chair comes with my signature “Moon” pillow in Spearmint!

Debut price $70.00  each plus shipping

Blue Velvet –  2 Available   SOLD OUT!

Coral Velvet – 1 Available    SOLD!

Gold Velvet  2 Available    SOLD OUT!

Blue : 




Gold :


Please Email Me to order and with any questions :  welcomehome@maryannroy.com

“Beauty Shots”  – Victoire is modeling :





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“Hearts’ Desire”

The idea for this set actually sprang to mind while I was photographing another piece.

I tend to think of the walls that surround Our spaces as another way to incorporate Art, design and texture.

As I do consider all of My work ART, it is doubly so with this set!  For the first time in one of My vignettes, I am including a Mural. I hand painted the design directly on to one of the walls in this set! It is based on a retro print that I found on some vintage bark-cloth fabric. Initially, I wanted to use the fabric to upholster a sofa, but the design was too large.  Loving it so, I kept the image tucked away in a folder, knowing that some how in the future, I was going to incorporate it into My miniature world.

Funny how inspiration works sometimes.


(Purchasing information at the end of the presentation



“Hearts’ Desire”

A perfect blend of mid-century style and a touch of glamour! This set consists of two free-standing walls, furnishings and accessories. 


The sofa is upholstered in scrumptious, forest green, silk dupioni . It features tufted back cushions, mid-century styling and tapered legs, and makes a stunning statement against the hand painted Mural wall!


Coral, silk-velvet covers the Lounge Chair! Soft and glamorous against the curved shape of the piece. So inviting! Chair also has tapered legs.


The credenza is a staple piece in any mid-century home. The face of this one features corrugated center with woven fabric panels on either side.  (Panels do not open)


Free Standing Mural wall : Hand painted by Me. Sealed with protective clear coat.


Free standing Window wall : Features pleated velum window valance and textured window “glass”. 


“Hearts’ Desire”  set – (floor is not included)

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The “Hearts’ Desire” set includes :

Two (2) Free standing walls : Approximate size 15″ x 20″.  Walls are finished on all sides. Outward side of walls painted Burnt Sienna.

* 1 Mural wall – Hand painted Mural

*1 Windowed wall  – Pleated valance set in place

Sofa – Forest Green silk upholstery

Lounge Chair – Coral silk velvet upholstery

Coffee Table – wooden, painted

Credenza – wooden, painted, fabric trim

Accessories :

4 Toss pillows – 3 red, 1 yellow

Coffee Table accessories : 3 spheres

1 large white mesh, 1 medium green glass . 1 small pale pink crystal 

Credenza accessories:

1  Lamp with designer shade

1 Petite plant holder with plants

1 Potted plant

The “Hearts’ Desire” set is ONE OF A KIND and is offered today at:  NOW SOLD !

(shipping/insurance not included)

Please email me to purchase or with any questions.  welcomehome@maryannroy.com

*Payment due immediately upon receipt of invoice – No holds on this set. 

*Payment is via PayPal only (No E-checks). Shipping will be calculated according to your zip code. Please understand,due to the delicate nature of this set, I will only ship to a USA or Canada address.  Out of country may still purchase provided shipment is to a USA address. I apologize for any inconvenience. 

If you have never purchased from Me before, please feel free to read My About/Policies page.https://maryannroy.wordpress.com/about/

Thank you!


Here are some Beauty shots featuring Barbie in the space!


Please contact Me to purchase : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

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Welcome Home  – “Add a little LIFE to your display”

* Welcome Home is a registered/trademark business. All content including designs, photos and text are the property of the Artist, Maryann Roy, and may not be copied or used without written permission.




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