Hay, hi, hello and welcome to The Designer Dollhouse website!
For those of you who don’t know me, let me introduce myself – I’m Amanda, the creator of this fantasy land, mom, and everlasting soul-searcher.
By day, I’m an Interior Designer that tackles 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.
By night, you can find me in the dollhouse workshop (aka my garage) where I create custom dollhouses using the same to-the-trade materials, but repurposed and reimagined for 1/12th inch scale.
My love of miniature homes began with Barbie, naturally, and I found myself with more homes than dolls to live in them (somethings never change). It wasn’t until High School when I took a college aptitude test that I actually heard the words “Interior Designer” and 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 shrinking those skills down to dollhouse scale in hopes that I can educate and inspire you on your own design journey – whatever size it may be!
And as for the freckle faced kiddo you’ll see around here, that’s Chase. 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 best of all – my awesome offspring. 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, honestly. He continues to encourage and entertain me on a daily basis and I couldn’t ask for a better sidekick.
So feel free to poke around and make yourself at home. My contact info can be found here so don’t be shy and say please say hi!
Big hugs and a little love,