By Jessica EllerbyA designer from Florida has created a home for the Colonial Interior Designers of the United States, an association of interior designers from around the country.
Floridians and visitors will be able to enjoy the home, titled “The Colonial Home”, at the end of this year at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The home, which is the first of its kind in the country, has a room for four people with a double bed, and has three kitchens.
It is also set on two acres with a courtyard and landscaped front yard.
The designer, Victoria O’Malley, said the home is inspired by an 1866 painting by Charles Maugham called “The Last Days of the American Colonies”.
In the painting, Maughan depicts the arrival of the Confederate forces in New Orleans on March 13, 1865.
“It’s a beautiful piece of art and it really resonated with me,” Ms O’Malleys work told ABC News.
“I felt it was important to me to make a space that would connect with the history and the art that was done in this country.”
Ms O’Dellal said she had never designed a home before, and the project is meant to be a way for her to share her experience as a woman of colour.
“We’ve been very fortunate in terms of our work, in terms to have a diverse group of people come to us and say ‘hey, we have an issue with the way you’re presenting yourself, we’d like you to change it,'” she said.
“That’s what we hope to do.”
The house will also include a space for children and an exhibition space for museum-goers to learn about the Civil Wars.
Ms O ‘Malleies work is being hosted by the Colonial Home, a charity that supports the work of interior design professionals in the U.S. and around the world.
“This is a project that is about bringing a voice to the many diverse experiences and cultures that we have and that’s what makes us different and unique,” Ms Malleys said.