The Forest Escape

stylish dioramas, home goods & rentals



About Me


Hi ~ I'm Mel McDonald. From an early age, I loved art and design. I've been channeling this by creating miniatures...which keeps the home renovation budget in check! Currently there are some "actual" renovated homes, available for viewing on the rental page


How I got Started


As a child, I would rearrange furniture and decorate my room. When it wasn't enough, I began creating little houses. As an adult, renovating real homes became focus, but I never stopped making minis - which can inspire renovations!

Check out the other pages. If you're interested in in renting one of our properties, or having a handmade diorama created, please use the email link below.


My Style

Up to the minute, sometimes chic, sometimes boho, but always with an eternal love for vintage and old, dusty things.


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