The Black Girl Dollshouse Club

Miniature Georgian sofa with 'The Harlem Toile Girl' Fabric Height: 14cm

Sheila Bridges is an Interior Designer based in Harlem, USA. Her ‘Harlem Toile de Jouy’ wallpaper and fabric designs are a new twist on the traditional French pattern. Interpreting the delicate pastoral vignettes and 18th-century costumes, Sheila Bridges uses African American figures at joyful leisure, dancing, picnicking and playing double dutch.

Concept miniature Beauty Parlour based on 1920’s Afro Haircare millionairess Madam CJ Walker’s laboratory in New York.

© Elizabeth Joseph 2023

The Kitchen:


  • A yellow wooden kitchen cabinet
  • Glass jars with seasonings
  • A miniature macrame hanging
  • Long Dining table covered with patterned fabric
  • Barbados plates and tray made from air clay and printed paper

The kitchen wallpaper is a repeat pattern design; 'Mango Trees'. Caribbean style table decorations and wooden painted chairs covered in African Wax print fabric.

Right: Miniature chair with six Ghanaian Adinkra symbols. Based on the Fretwork chair (c.1882) by Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo on display at the William Morris Gallery.

Photo: Paul Tucker for William Morris Gallery

Miniature version of the Drinks Cabinet from 'The Front Room' installation at The Museum of the Home. Curated by Dr. Michael McMillan. Height: 18cm

Miniature Concept Bedroom on display at The Museum of the Home, Hoxton, London. 'Dreamscape:Past:Future'. Using references from fashion photography, Georgian interiors, The 1970s Front Room by Dr. Michael Mcmillan and fabrics by Sheila Bridges aka Harlem Toile Girl.

Above, Tim Walker photograph reproduced by kind permission of the Tim Walker Studio. Miniature Ghanaian woman statue on top of a Georgian cabinet with African Wax Print fabric on the inside back panel, inspired by Vogue July 2005 photograph ‘Lily Takes A Trip’.

Miniature Chair: The Beyonce

Miniature basket and dried flowers, ornate acrylic artwork 'Maya Angelou', back and front of 'Diana' miniature collage. Below: Records and street art.

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© Elizabeth Joseph 2023