Hey, hi, hello and welcome to The Designer Dollhouse website!
For those of you who don’t know me, let me properly introduce myself.
I’m Amanda – the creator of this miniature fantasy land, mom, and everlasting soul-searcher.
Oh, and I’m also an Interior Designer.
On weekdays 9-5, you can find me tackling all types of residential projects. I’ve been in the industry for over a decade (closer to two now, gasp!) and am licensed with the State of Florida. My projects have ranged from multimillion dollar custom builds to small renovations and everything in between.
I love turning houses into homes for clients, connecting with them on a personal level, and helping to bring their dream spaces into reality.
Early mornings and late nights, I’ll be in the dollhouse workshop – aka my garage. This is where I create custom dollhouses using the same to-the-trade materials, but repurposed and reimagined for 1/12th inch scale.
A Little Throwback
My love of miniature homes began with Barbie, naturally. Quickly though, I found myself with more homes than dolls to live in them (somethings never change). It wasn’t until I took a college aptitude test in High School that I actually heard the term “Interior Designer”. Instantly, knew I had found my calling. The rest is history.
Even though my infatuation started when I was a little kid, I still consider myself a dollhouse novice. I am constantly learning, experimenting, and failing. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know everything, but I’ll also be the first one asking a million questions and taking notes. So on these pages, you’ll see not only the highlights of when it all comes together, but the hiccups of when it doesn’t.
My goal with this website is to share my knowledge as a designer and my adventures as a miniaturist. I hope I can educate and inspire you on your own design journey – whatever size or scale it may be!
And as for the freckle faced kiddo you’ll see around here, that’s Chase. He’s my mini-me in more than one way. You can typically find him with his nose in a book or his head in the clouds.
He is my biggest fan, source of inspiration, and my tech support. Sweet, but sassy (wonder who he gets that from) Chase can make you laugh one moment and have you pondering life the next. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for him. No joke – he’s the one that kept the dollhouse from the donation pile all those years ago.
Today, he continues to encourage and entertain me on a daily basis. I truly couldn’t ask for a better sidekick or son.
Feel free to poke around and make yourself at home. My contact info can be found here. Don’t be shy and say please say hi!
Big Hugs and a Little Love,