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Houston’s Perfect Tiny Homes – Real Designer Dollhouses To Be Auctioned In Unique Fundraiser


Kkudos to the interior designer Alexandra Killin who shared his brilliant fundraising concept – an auction of priceless dollhouses – with the founder and CEO of A Shelter for Cancer Families Missy Bellinger. The fruits of the collaboration between the two will come to life at the Junior League in Houston on the evening of September 7 when nine fabulous dollhouses go to the highest bidders.

Newbury Architecture created three designs, traditional and contemporary, which were built by Stetzer Builders and contracted to nine interior designers, including Millionwho were given carte blanche to create fantastic interiors.

Joining the effort were Ashton Taylor Oberhauser of Ashton Taylor InteriorsCourtnay Tartt Elias Creative toned designDevon Liedtke of Her eponymous company, Hallie Henley Sims Hallie Henley DesignJulie Dodson Webster of Dodson InteriorsMeg Lonergan from Interiors of Meg LonerganSari Imber Moore Interiors Sari Imber and Laura Dalton of Design Laura Dalton.

The The little house cocktail and auction, as Bellinger notes, has an ideal symmetry with the non-profit.

“We are delighted with this event, because little house literally means “little house”, says Bellinger PaperCity. “And that’s exactly what ASCF provides to cancer families who visit our Texas Medical Center for care every year.”

Creative Tonic’s Courtnay Elias and Houston artist Andrea Condara teamed up to design their dollhouse for the A Shelter for Cancer Families Gala Auction. (Photo by Claudia Casbarian for Julie Soefer)

In addition to the dollhouses, a number of other auction items will be up for auction, including a Buccellati cuff donated by Tenenbaum Jewelers and a private shopping experience with designer Christy Lynn at her Montrose-area studio.

Individual tickets cost $175, while sponsorships range from $500 to $5,000. Details are available here.

Shortly before the pandemic took hold, A Shelter for Cancer Families purchased a campus near West University Medical Center with 15 private residence halls. The ASCF offers its services free of charge to families with cancer. Since its founding more than two decades ago, the nonprofit is on track this year to have provided more than 25,000 nights of accommodation.

Tours offering glimpses of individual townhouses began Tuesday and continue at various locations, listed on the website, through September 1.

We caught up with Courtnay Tartt Elias about her whimsical design which was on display at Annie Cafe on Tuesday. She admitted that during recent trips to Italy and France, fruit-related art kept popping up. That was the inspiration for this project, his “ColorFULL Fruit Salad Cottage”.

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Courtnay Elias’ dollhouse, created for the A Shelter for Cancer Families gala auction, is the dream of every little girl. (Photo by Claudia Casbarian for Julie Soefer)

“A dollhouse is really for a kid and I interpreted the mission as a fantasy dollhouse and thought it would be fun if each piece was a different piece of fruit,” Tartt Elias said. PaperCity. “My vision was really inspired by Bloomsbury artists and the early 20th century Bloomsbury style where everything was decorated around you, from walls to furniture to lampshades.

“But what I really needed was an artist to interpret my love of pattern upon pattern and maximalism. I have known Andrea (Condara) for a long time and when I saw her murals at At Lulu’s in Round Top, I knew she would be a perfect collaborator. I also wanted everyone to know how crazy talented she is.

“So instead of a piece here and there in my ColorFULL Fruit Salad Cottage, we decided to go all out and turn everything in the house, including the piano, into a little work of art. art.”