MAGAZINE: Sneak peek at revolutionary Doll's Home showcasing simple steps to a more harmonious home in 2016
The world's first ever Doll's Home to reflect a 2016 idyll of modern day living '“ demonstrating how bricks and mortar can become true havens of happiness - has been revealed.
Heading up the team behind the stunning hand crafted Doll’s Home is Homebase Design and Well-being expert, Oliver Heath.
With over 20 years’ experience in architectural and interior design, Oliver has created a prototype which identifies the Top 10 Fundamental Pillars to a more harmonious home.
Homebase has developed the model Doll’s Home with Oliver after conducting an in-depth study to find out how British families are living today, and to subsequently discover the key to a happier home environment.
Interestingly, the research revealed that despite two-thirds of families spending more time in the home than ever before, less time is being spent together, with the average household socialising less than one hour per day.
Oliver Heath states: “The lack of social interaction amongst a family can potentially lead to an unhappy home life, impacting on our stress levels and well-being. Encouraging all types of social spaces in the home, helps to create a better connection between you and your loved ones, leading to a happier and healthier lifestyle.”
Following the research, social spaces is identified as one of the core 10 pillars to a more harmonious home and as such, is reflected in the Doll’s Home. The house boosts numerous areas where the family can congregate and socialise such as the dining table, the most important social piece of furniture in the home and an outdoor seating area in the garden. Oliver has also taken into account how important “me time” is and utilised private spaces such as bedrooms and studies to maximise this much needed relaxation time.
Other core pillars identified include multifunctional spaces, effective use of colour and light in the home as well as the importance of plants both indoors and out.
Watch the sneak peek video to see behind the scenes footage of the building of this incredible project, a first glimpse of the doll’s house itself and to see how small and simple changes to the home can enrich not only our environment but the overall well-being of families across the UK.