When the folks over at Curbed.com, a network of real estate blogs, decided to launch a national home decor site, they sent six shelter magazine editors a toy dollhouse complete with miniature furniture — ours even came with a diminutive doghouse. Daring Editor in Chief Newell Turner to redecorate it within a week, CQ accepted the challenge. And with help from contributing editor and Accessorator Judi Roaman (who suggested the inspiring style of photographer Laurie Simmons), the staff got to work designing via decoupage using only pages from March's "All About Blue" issue. See the results below!
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Before: Miniature Wooden Furniture
The decor is more childish than chic.
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Let the Crafting Begin
Craft supplies take over the conference room.
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Mod Podge to the Rescue
The sofa gets a much-needed makeover, complete with blue text "ticking stripes."
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After: The Dining Table
The final transformation using pages from the magazine.
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View of the Stairway
Newell's framed portrait spruces up the salon-style art arrangement in the stairway.
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The Living Room and Entry
The finished sofa with blue and white pillows.
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The Coffee Table
Something tell us that the homeowners are subscribers.
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The Family Room
Dark gray-blue on the bookshelves creates a snug yet sophisticated space. See the actual Los Angeles home.
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The Doggie Bed
There's no way we would we relegate this pup to the backyard (or to globs of paste).