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Posted on 22 August, 2015


My Baby Nursery Accessory Ensemble, an economical way to accessorize a nursery.

Nurseries Pink Or Blue

It seems to be a hard and fast rule today. Is there a biological difference in the sexes or is it a cultural choice? And what does a dollhouse enthusiast do with this information?

Decades of research by University of Maryland historian Jo Paoletti suggests that up until the 1950s, chaos reigned when it came to the colors of baby paraphernalia. “There was no gender-color symbolism that held true everywhere,” Paoletti told Life’s Little Mysteries (link below). Because the pink-for-a-girl, blue-for-a-boy social norms only set in during the 20th century in the United States, they cannot possibly stem from any evolved differences between boys’ and girls’ favorite colors,” Paoletti said.


Posted by Susan Downing

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Posted on 11 June, 2015


Wall Art Cluster-Optimizing Space In A Dollhouse

Optimizing Space

As an interior designer specializing in small-space living, I am constantly researching how other designers handle challenges. A Chicago designer, Marshall Erb, has a wonderful way of handling space, which is so applicable to dollhouse miniatures.

Room box Inspiration?

Look at all the elements in the picture of a dining room table set in an alcove, and picture how you could utilize this idea in a miniature. Look through Marshall’s portfolio; you might find solutions for other space challenges.

And please check the Categories box on the right sidebar of this blog for other dollhouse decorating ideas.


Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: neutral tone, space, wall art

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