Tour this stylish Bellevue home… that’s actually a dollhouse!


Sarah Partap is the creator of Teeny Dream Home. #k5evening

BELLEVUE, Wash. — A house in Bellevue virtually begs you to sink into a comfy chair with a pleasant e book and a cup of tea.

There’s only one catch: a dimension restrict.

“Most of my stuff I do in roughly 1/12 scale, so a 6-foot individual could be 6 inches tall,” laughed home-owner Sarah Partap. “So yeah, you’d should shrink your self by about 12 to suit into my home.”

She calls it Teeny Dream House – a dollhouse-sized construction which she decorates with furnishings that look like straight out of West Elm and Pottery Barn catalogs.

Besides each piece is made by hand, by Partap.

“After I first began it is as a result of I wished to think about: if I might have my very own excellent little home, how would I design it?” she stated. “I wish to design issues that I want to have in actual life, or I am going to get inspiration from a flowery inside design weblog or magazines and say, ‘Oh that is a ravishing espresso table but it surely prices $1600,’ so I could make a miniature model.”

She shares her tiny creations on Instagram and sells pieces in her Etsy store.

Her hottest gadgets are pint-sized throw pillows and one-inch sketchbooks with itsy bitsy pencils.

“They really open, you may really write on them,” Partap stated. “Besides the pencil doesn’t work. It’s made out of a toothpick.”

She makes use of recycled bits of this and that for supplies and inspiration. A mattress body is made out of craft wooden and occasional stirrers. Colourful ottomans get their shapes from cinnamon roll frosting containers. She remodeled a ping pong ball into a dangling gentle fixture.

Partap’s diminutive décor has been shipped throughout the nation. Seems, there is a massive world of miniature lovers seeking to furnish their very own properties.

“I’ve a map in my workplace of all of the states that I’ve shipped orders to. Now it is greater than half the states,” she stated. “When different individuals are like, ‘Oh my gosh that is the best factor ever, I can not imagine how tiny this pencil is,’ it is simply enjoyable to have that connection to strangers.”

Partap additionally items creations to pals and neighbors and hopes to at some point help non-profits by donating to auctions.

“Actually, it is a passion and I actually take pleasure in it,” she stated. “If I might make sufficient cash annually to pay for my very own habit to creating tiny issues and perhaps take a trip, that might be best. However actually, a lot of the enjoyable is simply the problem of the making of the stuff.”

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