Similarly, her daughter Ruby's playhouse has all the fun elements you'd expect in a kid-oriented space -- beanbag chair, play kitchen -- but with some nifty unexpected touches, like the patchwork linoleum floor and the fringed steps.
We love the fact that this two-story playhouse is made largely of recycled materials. But what we love most is the fact that three-year-old Ruby is very much involved in the ongoing process of decorating her space. Says her dad, James Chinlund, a production designer who built the entire playhouse himself:
"Ruby and I love to go to flea markets on the weekends looking for junk and the house is a great opportunity for us to go there together. She can look for things for her house, and I look for things for our house. I hope the decorating will never end. It is one of my favorite things to do. The main idea is that she will feel free to write on the walls, spill paint everywhere and not worry about it -- nothing is too precious."
Precious? Maybe not. Fabulous? Definitely.
Read the interview and see the full tour here.