Interior design for dollhouses grows in popularity

on Friday,April 09,2010 22:04


Although few individuals can afford to redecorate their own homes due to the recession, some would-be interior designers are testing their skills on dollhouses, the New York Times reports.

Miniature homes have grown in popularity in recent years, which has inspired some designers to begin selling tinier versions of their furniture or décor. For example, modern furniture makers Le Corbusier and Charles Eames sell small-scale versions of their designs for approximately $30 each.

Other hobbyists search for dainty décor through online auction sites or toy sellers. Enthusiasts from across the globe seek pieces from companies such as Reac in Japan, Elf Miniatures in England as well as Minimodernistas, Brinca Dada and PRD Miniatures in the U.S.

Other diehard designers take the do-it-yourself route and create their own furnishings by hand, according to the news source.

Some fans of tiny interior design have taken to the internet to document their hobbies. For example, the blog Call of the Small serves as one hobbyist's showcase for her work and connects viewers to retailers, other projects and additional resources.

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