Artist and writers have been known to escape to their hut where they create masterpieces in secret. They enter into a world of their own in touch with nature but detached from everything else. I have often wondered if the simplicity of a hut somehow encourages us to look inward where we find a creative energy that is then released back into the world. I daydream about creating these spaces that slow us down, spaces that make us see. It is my hope that this place, A Place Imagined, will encourage children as well as adults to pause for a moment and create.
As a child, I spent summers building forts in the woods near our house. During school I would sketch out plans, then rush home to play. It only made sense that as an adult I would design grown-up buildings, so that’s the path I took. I graduated from the Collage of Architecture at Mississippi State University in 2003, and worked in firms designing larger scale buildings for over eight years. As I have transitioned into the mother part of my life, I can now see my work in a new light…through a child’s eyes. I have found myself sketching play spaces again, and daydreaming about spaces that set the imagination free. A Place Imagined is now my full time job (along with raising two boys).
A Place Imagined is quickly growing and evolving. Playhouses as well as playhouse plans can be purchased on my website, and if your looking for playhouse accessories check out my Etsy shop. I am currently working on more plans that will be available as soon as they're complete as well as a prototype for a boy's modern clubhouse. If there is something specific that your are looking for please contact me at holly [at] aplaceimagined [dot] com.