It's been a game-changing few months for the doll realm; not only did Ikea finally, at long last, debut a furnishings collection for miniature homes, and not only did Barbie list her famed Malibu estate (she's looking for a new place right this very minute), but high-end interior design and reality TV personality Martyn Lawrence Bullard entered the ring of dollhouse decor, as well. Recruited as part of L.A.'s 2013 Designer Dollhouse Showcase, wherein 20 high-profile designers—including fashion juggernaut Monique Lhuillier (here) and interiors experts Jaime Rummerfield and Chris Barnett (here)—spruced up tiny houses for charity, Bullard coated his rooms in a graphic, all-encompassing patterns (he tends to do this) and brought in ultra low-hanging chandeliers and a brass gramophone.
Bullard split the house with interior designer and fellow Million Dollar Decorator Mary McDonald, who did all the rooms on the lower floor (below). Ultimately the miniature manse sold to the highest bidder at the showcase's Kaleidoscope Ball, with 100 percent of the proceeds piping straight to the UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute at the Mattel Children's Hospital.
· The Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Designer Dollhouse Showcase [FSchumacher.com]
· All 2013 Designer Dollhouse Showcase coverage [Curbed National]
· All Martyn Lawrence Bullard coverage [Curbed National]
· All Dollhouses posts [Curbed National]