We’ve long admired the teeny tiny dollhouse creations of Sydney maker, Linzi Macdonald (aka little.linzi), so much so that we asked her to create some signature west elm pieces for us, in miniature! If you’re not familiar, welcome to your new obsession! It all started when Linzi renovated her daughter Maddie’s dollhouse. Crafting miniature versions of local designer pieces and documenting the DIY journey on Instagram, Linzi quickly amassed a cult Insta-following, and kept going. Speaking about her current work, The Little Linzi Project, Linzi says, “I don’t have a background in interior design, but have been a creative person my whole life. This project came about after I had finished Maddie’s Dollhouse Renovation. I really enjoyed it, and wanted to continue creating these crazy miniatures, but wasn’t sure how to go about it. Then I saw a house on Gumtree and thought I could do it up and auction it off, giving the proceeds to a family or individual that may need it. I’m still on the hunt for that family, but I’m hoping to have it all finished by Christmas, fingers crossed.”
Read on for the full house tour, dotted with up-to-the-minute mini replica versions of Australian + international designer furnishings and homewares.
*bonus points if you can spot the west elm pieces!
Kids Room 1
“This feminine room features a handmade replica of an Armadillo & Co woven rug, Bespoke Press “wallpaper” and a felt flower by The Grey Rose. A Hubble + Duke gold crown sits atop the wooden trestle table. The bed linen is made from donated Printebebe fabric, the beds are handmade Kalon Studios replicas, and the cushion is a recreation of the signature House Cushions from Little Village Handmade.”
Kids Room 2
“This room was built for playtime! It features a handmade Such Great Heights Cosmo Tent, Fictional Objects bedding (made from donated fabric), replica House of Cherub letter box, handmade OyOy Adventure mat, illustration by Cassie Loizeaux and cactus by Kinder Sculpt.”
“I turned a Pampa postcard into wall art, the weave is by the talented Natalie Jones. Replica Kalon Studios sofas sit near a Carved “Julia” Stump by Pop & Scott. In the corner hangs a Byron Bay hanging chair. The cushions are handmade from Joanna Fowles fabric and I created the mini replica Pampa rug using needlepoint—it took forever!!!”
Spotted! Martini Side Table.
“This room features a handmade replica Mr & Mrs White Beam Bed, bed linen made from Fictional Objects fabric, Heart print by Two and Jax, original artwork by Bek Halliday. The prints on the left are miniatures sent by the lovely Australian designer + artist, Kimmy Hogan. Tassels behind bed are by DDBrand.”
“I bought the stools and main cabinets online and modified them. I created the island bench myself and covered them with faux marble counter tops. The paper bags are replica Uashmama (the paper was donated by them). The room also features tiny terrarium by Miniscapes, artwork (above the bench) by Kimmy Hogan, and Australia map artwork by We Wear Art.
Spotted! Souk Wool Rug
Spotted! Dapper Animal Plates.
“The handmade Armadillo & Co woven rug takes center stage in this neutral bathroom. I purchased the bath and toilet and modified them to suit the space, and added a mini Marimekko towel for a pop of color.”