The answer is when it’s a shelf, according to Katie Sokoler, a self-described 24 year old freelance photographer, actress, street artist and fun maker.
On her blog Color Me Kate, she describes building a gigantic dolls’ house to use as shelving.
In her opinion, a dolls’ house “… is pretty much a giant shelf… except a lot more colourful and fun!”
Well it’s one way of looking at a dolls’ house and it is a clever decorative idea.
As one blogger on Katie’s website commented: “I love the thought of everything having a home… literally!”