Tea and a chat

Mollie Makes - - Contents -

Steph Wal­lace of Mostly Minia­ture thinks the best things in life are small

There’s some­thing about scal­ing down the or­di­nary that makes grown women (and the oc­ca­sional man) go gaga. And I’m no ex­cep­tion – sev­eral years into mak­ing con­tem­po­rary doll’s house fur­ni­ture and I still get lost in the won­der of the tiny worlds I cre­ate. It’s as close as I’m ever gonna get to the magic of child­hood again and that’s a spe­cial feel­ing. Iron­i­cally, my three-year-old daugh­ter couldn’t give a mon­key’s about the things I make – she’s more in­ter­ested in ‘help­ing’ me glue and cut and drill all the things… She’s def­i­nitely her mother’s daugh­ter! I do have some favourite pieces though – it’s all about the de­tails for me. My new spring col­lec­tion (I’m in Aus­tralia!) in­cludes tiny quilted sleep­ing bags in linen and retro flo­rals. Se­ri­ously, I could eat those ba­bies up they’re so yummy.

Speak­ing of retro, I’m ob­sessed with emerg­ing in­te­rior trends, so my top pick for the tail end of 2018 has got to be 1970s-in­spired tex­tures and colours. Much like my child­hood home, the de­sign world is filled with vel­veteen tex­tures, dark tim­bers, retro fonts, wicker fur­ni­ture, rusty or­anges and apri­cots with a lib­eral sprin­kling of pam­pas grass. It’s a look I loved to hate circa 1986, but now it’s my jam. I can’t wait to trans­late th­ese trends into my tiny world and I’m fan­ta­sis­ing about mak­ing a mini ver­sion of my vin­tage car­a­van to match.

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