Life in a Dollhouse Instagram

Angela R. James

When Ella begins a new project, she looks at her inspiration, then draws out her design in the rendering software SketchUp. But Ella isn’t a professional interior designer—she’s the insanely talented 13-year-old behind, an Instagram account and online store where she shares the detailed miniature rooms and furnishings she creates in the basement of her Minnesota home.

It all started two years ago: “When I was 11, I started watching tiny kitchen videos,” Ella tells House Beautiful on a phone call after school one day. “And I thought it was the coolest thing. So I started making miniature boxes.”

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