MCHUCLA Designer Dollhouse Showcase

The Designer Dollhouse Showcase at the inaugural Kaleidocsope Ball was a huge success helping to raise almost $1.8 million for UCLA Mattel Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute. The showcase featured ten impeccably designed homes, hand crafted by twenty of Los Angeles' top interior designers. These one-of-a-kind true replica “mini-estates” were meticulously mastermind to scale with plans brought to life by Richard Manion and Robert Meiklejohn of Richard Manion Architecture Inc. The homes including Italianate, Georgian, Modern, Contemporary, and Brownstone designs featuring either two or three levels over an expanse of 6 feet in length and standing over 3 feet high.

All of my coverage of this event can be read in these posts here. Please enjoy the tour of these indrecible homes.

Contemporary Beach House 1 by Jeffrey Alan Marks and Elizabeth Dinkel

Contemporary Beach House 2 by Chris Barrett and Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield, Landscaping by Inner Gardens

Modern House 1 by Natasha Baradaran and Waldo Fernandez

Modern House 2 by Jim Magni and Joan Behnke

Georgian House 1 by Mary McDonald and Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Georgian House 2 by Tim Campbell and Philip Nimmo

Italianate House 1 by Lonni Paul and Adam Hunter

Italianate House 2 by Mark Cutler and Cari Berg

Read my feature on Mark Cutler during the designing process here »


Brownstone House by Michael & Alexandra Misczynski and Estee Stanley

Monique Lhuillier NY Flagship Boutique by Monique Lhuillier

The Gardens by Christine London


Richard Manion and Robert Meiklejohn of Richard Manion Architecture Inc.


Matt Barnes of Finish Rite Construction
Dan Hershman of Richard Holz Inc.
Steve Miller of Miller Woodworking


Christine London of Christine London Ltd
Stephen Block of Inner Gardens
Patricia Benner of Patricia Benner Landscape Design

Artisans, Miniaturists, Companies that helped supply furninshings and decor

Not all designers credited their resources. PLEASE email me names of any artisans that I'm missing. modernminifan @

A Life in Miniature
Arte Bella
Beacon Hill
Bespoke Furniture
Blair Newman
C.G. Custom Tile and Marble
California Acrylic Design
Campbell Glass
Candace Conard
Canyon Interior
Carson Mazaros
Charlene Aspray
Cowtan & Tout
craftsmen at Kensington Dollhouse Festival (any recognize specific artisans' work from bridal boutique?)
Cufflinks Cowboy Boots
Decorative Carpets
DeMott Drapery
Elf Miniatures (Elizabeth LePla)
Eric Soroe
Erin McGuiness
Eve Durando
Fawn Dang and Sue Chitpanich of DAO Home
Fuse Lighting
G & E Custom Furniture
Gigi N Studio (Gigi Walker)
HBS Miniatures
Hearth & Home
Hideki Okuda & Raul Diaz
Holly Hunt
Holly London Whitefoord
Jaime Heintz
Jean de Merry
Jed Voltz
Jeffrey Alan Marks' furniture
Kneedler Fauchere
Kyle Bunting
Larriane's Small Wonders
Larsen from Cowtan & Tout
Leslie Evans
Maggie Amir with Caeserstone
Maggie Melinda Miniatures
Marc Phillips
Margo Newman
Merida Meridian
Miniatures from Avalon
minimodernistas (Doris Nathanson)
Mod Pod Miniatures (Cyd)
Monte Allen
Nancy Lorenz
Pauline London
Peter Tucker
Phenoyd Inc.
Philip Nimmo (Furniture)
Philip Stahlhuth
Phillip Jeffries
Pierre Quinton Design Inc
PRD Miniatures Paris & Lisa Renfroe (PRD Miniatures are featured all over the place and Paris designed almost every kitchen and bathroom)
Princes and Crows
Reborn Antiques
Rolling Greens Nursery
Roman Raygoza Fine Furnishings
Sandra Jordan
Sara Petersen and Petersen Pottery Company
Satori Design
Sherry Till
Silas Seandel
Soane Britain
Stone Source
Superior Glass
Valerie Jurado Botanical Design

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Read full coverage of the event, features on designers and see more photos in all of my posts here.


  1. Very cool! Thanks for keeping us updated. I'm seriously drooling over some of these furnishings!!

  2. Thank you for all your hard work in putting this together! It's so exciting to see everything come together.

  3. thank you for putting this together it's awesome that you took the time to do this but there is no way in hell you'd get me to watch these people on TV ...I'd rather have a root canal!

  4. Nice information, Thanks for sharing post.


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