Photos: A Hollywood Apartment Transformed Into A Dollhouse
This magical Hollywood apartment looks like an ordinary home from the outside, but on the inside, it looks like something a princess from a fairytale would call home.
We first caught wind of artist Kelly Eden's fascinating home when she posted in a Facebook group in search of a roommate. We were immediately hooked, as her Hollywood apartment seems to be like something out of a fairytale, and asked if we could take a peek inside.
The effervescent Eden, who herself has pastel pink hair and and a penchant for cosplay, told LAist that her apartment, which she's lived in for two years, is a personification of her inner self.
"It is my artistic statement that invites my guests to step into my imagination and experience it as a surrounding element," Eden says. "This type of artistic expression was something I did for myself as a 'self-therapy' to soothe my depression. Through my knowledge of color theory, I chose colors that were known to affect the chemical emotions of the brain. Every color has a unique effect on individuals and stimulates various responses."
Eden said that pink is the most romantic, most tranquilizing of the colors, and one associated with femininity. She said this color has been shown to help reduce anger and anxiety, and that this plays a role in why nurseries are often painted pink. Eden's home contains several pink walls and accessories, including one wall with neat vertical stripes in two shades of pink.
Eden explains in a video tour of her home, which can be seen below, that a lot of her furniture, artwork and decorations come from Goodwill or other thrifting or antiquing excursions. Other pieces, like her antique tea set and vanity, were passed down to her from family members. She also has a number of carousel horses, as well as artwork she made herself, from the more simplistic paper stars that hang from the ceiling, to the flower-crowned antlers and massive paintings.