These days there are all sorts of avenues to look at to evaluate different interior design options; from the traditional furniture store showroom (like Ethan Allen and Jordan’s), to designer showrooms (like the Boston Design Center), to virtual reality software (see my previous blog titled - Have You Seen “Virtual Home Staging"?) and even some useful augmented reality (AR) applications are slowly making headway in the interior design space.
But there’s also another traditional design avenue that’s out there but sometimes overlooked; designing with miniatures – like architects have done for years.
One great source of interesting miniatures that will undoubtedly give you some design inspiration is the line of products from Rolife (sometimes found as Robotime who is the manufacturer for both Rolife miniature houses and ROKR 3D wooden puzzles). Now you’re probably not going to actually copy any of these decorating schemes – but they will give you some great ideas about colors, patterns, accents, accessories and knick knacks. (click on any photo to start the slideshow):
Additionally, if you're a person that likes crafting and making unique items, then you might even want to purchase some of the Rolife miniature rooms and shops to build. They’re very challenging and a great way to spend some quality crafting time.
Barbara Phillips, interior designer and owner of Center Stage Interior Designs, has delivered impeccable window treatments and design services to both residential and commercial clients in Massachusetts since 2001.