When I decided to install a deli on the first floor of my doll house, I had to think about what I was going to do on the upper levels, too. It wasn't a tough decision. I envisioned the tiny couple that owned the shop on the first floor would probably be the same tiny couple residing above. And because this is a New York brownstone and New York is a melting pot of cultures, I envisioned immigrants from the old country.
While I was not really sure what 'old country' they should actually hail from, I imagine they probably came here with nothing, built up their business, raised their family, and are soon to retire...but their work ethics won't allow it.
With that in mind, I decided I needed to give the residential rooms a more elegant European-style decor. My imaginary mini-couple have built a life together, worked hard, invested wisely, and live well, but not beyond their means. They are more inclined to purchase quality items...classic and timeless...and take good care of them.
After being a part of the Upper West Side for decades, they are now considered pillars in their community and enjoy a quiet, more traditional lifestyle at home.
Ok. So I admit it...planning for this doll house has so far been half the fun!