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The checkerboard pattern and colors give this quarter scale interior a Mary Engelbreit design feel without detracting from the viewers enjoyment of the scene or the box holding it.
Soda fountain interior in 1:48 scale in the style of Mary Engelbreit by Rosemary Shipman

Soda fountain interior in 1:48 scale in the style of Mary Engelbreit, exhibited at the Spring 2011 Seattle Dollhouse Miniature Show by Rosemary Shipman

Photo Copyright 2011 Lesley Shepherd

The strong pattern lines and checkerboards of Mary Engelbreit designs can be difficult to transpose to small scales. This quarter scale soda fountain scene presents all the elements that define the style, without making them out of scale or too dominant for the tiny soda fountain details. Very careful color balancing, as well as an eye for which strong shape needs strong colors keep this scene themed without overwhelming the view of the soda fountain.

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