“The Texture House”

Hello Everyone,

I have just completed a project that was both challenging and touched my heart at the same time, and I wanted to share with all of you.

I have met so many wonderful people throughout this journey with dolls and the miniature world. Truly, some wonderful, inspirational and talented people.

You know, it still humbles and amazes me that people love my work and want to own a bit of it.   I am thankful to be talented and grateful to be able to put it to good use.

By request, I have built a one of a kind house for someone who is visually impaired.  The first thing that came to mind was that the house and rooms had to be easily accessible .  My next thought was about texture. This is one of the elements that I always consider when building a new piece. I love texture and color ! Bright colors for that matter.  I’m sure you’ll agree this is evident in my work.

When I thought about this request, it occurred to me that perhaps something “in the round” might work for my client, and so I suggested  something similar to the original Tressy Pent House from 1965.

The house has no walls or roof to inhibit play.  The main “core” of the house, serves as a back drop for each room and furniture can be picked up, felt and handled at will.  It even has a terrace on top of the building !

The “Texture” House , as I lovingly call it, has lots of elements to it. Stone work for the fire-place. Pebbled floor for the Terrace.  Chenille for the  bed spread.  Bamboo and Floral dividers as well as lots of bright colors , and even bright lights !

And so, I set out to create this very special home and I wanted to share it  with all of you.

I am going to let the pictures do the talking.

Thank You “Friend”  for  choosing Me.

You Tube Video showing the house in the round. :


The Living Room:








The Bed Room








The Foyer





The Kitchen









And…Let’s not forget  – The Terrace ! With it’s own Tree!


Email :  welcomehome@maryannroy.com

“Welcome Home” is a registered, trademark business. All ideas, text, designs, and photos, are that of the artist, Maryann Roy, and may not be copied or used for any reason without permission.

34 Comments Add yours

  1. I LOVE IT! You are so brilliant, my friend.

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you bunches !! xo

  2. barbara says:

    Maryann this is amazing! You have such a talent.

    1. maryannroy says:

      Appreciate that Barbara. 🙂

  3. Kerry says:

    It’s lovely! I must say your own home is so nice too.

    I hope your client loves it!

    Kerry 🙂

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you Kerry !

  4. This is an amazing gift for your friend! What an inspired home! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  5. Charlie Stratton says:

    Love it!!!!!!! Want one!

  6. vincenowell says:

    This is truly a dream house, if there ever was one. A masterpiece!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you Vince ! I’m very proud of it. 🙂

  7. This is a fabulous home and such an honor for you to be asked to use your talent on this project. Thank you for sharing this amazing story.

  8. Incredible. This fashion doll collector would dream about having this superb dollhouse. A stroke of genius, Maryann. Brava!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Ernesto – Thank you so much !

  9. Lindsay says:

    What a wonderful project!! It looks beautiful!!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thanks Linz ! Glad you like it. 🙂

  10. Mike Dawson says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow!…WOW!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thanks ! Thanks! Thanks! THANKS Mike ! xo

  11. vonda van Raamt says:

    Brilliant Maryann. Love to have one!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you Vonda !

  12. katmcdaniel says:

    Hi Maryann! This is spectacular work! I run an arts blog at synkroniciti.com and our theme this week is texture. Would you mind if I reblogged this post as a feature there? Best wishes!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Hi Kat – Thank you! I would be delighted if you would post my blog at synkronicit.com Thank you for asking !

      1. katmcdaniel says:

        You bet! Thanks for being awesome. 🙂

  13. katmcdaniel says:

    Reblogged this on synkroniciti and commented:
    Creating a dollhouse is a complicated project. Imagine the challenges of designing one for someone who is visually impaired. Meet designer Maryann Roy and marvel at the Texture House, a detailed miniature home in the round, with all of the textures, shapes and finishing touches that make a space unique. Beautiful attention to detail and spectacular workmanship and design are here combined with a strong sense of empathy, allowing Maryann to step into someone else’s world and make beauty there designed especially for that person. This is a special gift. Please take time to read the story of the Texture House and enjoy the beautiful photographs. There is a video here as well, if you would like a sense of the piece as a whole. Truly inspiring. /Users/katherinemcdaniel/Downloads/7444152338_af9c7d2aab.jpg

  14. futuredoll says:

    The colors are brilliant -what an inspired and amazing piece of practical art!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you Sarah!

  15. misat0 says:

    it’s so amazing! I guess the extra effort you had to take to build this house let your creativity run free and you’ve outdone yourself! it’s maybe my favourite piece of yours since I follow this blog. I hope its future owner loves it as much as we (not visually impaired) do!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you Misato!

  16. Deb says:

    ohholycow if I was anymore in love with this set, I would MARRY it!!!
    You continually raise the bar. I’m still holding out for an entire house. *winks* When it materializes, I’ll be giving you my checking account and credit card numbers. And my first-born. 😀

  17. Ann Walcher says:

    Just adore your work! The colors, sizing, styling, retro flair are truly magnificent.

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thanks so much Ann – Hope to see you in New Orleans?! 🙂

  18. Enrico. says:

    Your work is so… Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!! I love it all, and hope your friend like it too. Muche love from Brazil.


    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you Enrico !

  19. This has always been my favorite project of yours, it’s fun to see a complete house done.

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you so much! xo

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