I’ve always loved home design. I’ve been studying it and collecting books on it since my teens. (Vintage ones are the best, that’s where the real design wisdom is, instead of just pretty pictures and tips.)
I’ve also always loved the Hubs. He’s gorgeous and wonderful and he has also become an excellent design assistant. The other gorgeous man in my life is Roscoe P Fuzzybuns. Or just Roscoe. And he loves his stuffed animals.
We purchased our first house 3 years ago. It’s a tiny folk Victorian that was “remodeled” in the ’80s.
Being a folk Victorian, it didn’t have a lot of the pretty mouldings or tall ceilings of it’s urban and suburban cousins. So we’re working on giving it a little character and making it ours.
I’ve recently discovered a new hobby: miniatures.
Yes, I have a dollhouse. Yes, a lot of people think that’s really weird. Some have even used the term “playing with a dollhouse.”
For me, as usual, it’s all about design. You can actually create your dream house, and it’s surprisingly fulfilling. And they’re just so stinkin’ cute.
Because I want to introduce DIY designers to an awesome hobby and give them a chance to practice their designing on an entire house, I host an annual dollhouse contest.
It’s called the Undersized Urbanite. And you should probably join it.