Lundby Favorite – Chloe Thurston
MEET CHLOE THURSTON, AKA @CHLOEUBERKID, BLOGGING MOTHER OF FOUR, LIVING ON THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND! CHLOE WORKS AS A BLOGGER AND RIGHT NOW SHE’S SETTING UP A CHILDREN'S INTERIOR STYLING COMPANY! HER GREAT LOVE FOR DOLLHOUSES STARTED AS A CHILD…
HI CHLOE! WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT DOLLHOUSES?
I think the best thing about a dolls house is the satisfaction of tidying it and making it look perfect after a long day of playing only takes two minutes. Alot easier than my own house! I love it when I have friends over they unconsciously start arranging the furniture or making it look neat when they are next to it too! Everyone’s idea of how the furniture should go is always different.
HAVE YOU ALWAYS LIKED DOLLHOUSES?
One of my earliest memories is going round to my friends house and her Dad had made her the most amazing dolls house with a real thatched roof and working lights… I was in love! I didn’t have quite the same but I always loved making set ups in my house especially with really mini food items ( alot easier when I had mini hands).
WHAT IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DECORATING A DOLLHOUSE AND DECORATING A REAL HOUSE?
Budget! When I decorated my daughter’s first Lundby I made all the decor I had my eye on in the shops for around 0.01% of the price. I loved making little cushions out of felt or mini Design Letters mugs. Another great thing was being able to wallpaper to my hearts content… My husband is not too keen on wallpapering our own house as I go off styles so quickly!
WHAT IS YOUR BEST TIP FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO CREATE A PERSONAL DOLLHOUSE?
I really wanted to make a house that my kids could associate with so try and include items you have at home, even if it is just their favourite cereal box or a poster they own. Don’t be afraid to try and make accessories too, they are only miniature and don’t take that long to sew. And if you have a chance wallpaper the house before you put it together!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE FURNITURE SETS FROM LUNDBY?
I am really loving the pink American fridge set at the moment and pink chairs! I can be alot more daring with the dolls house, although I would definitely do a pink fridge and chairs in my own house too!