My MiniTown Loft Kit arrived yesterday (but it here, $29.99, at miniatures.com), which means I can finally start construction. That is, after I buy my lights and plan the wiring. For now, I'm going to continue making pieces to put in it. I found this picture at http://beachhouseliving.blogspot.com:
This look works perfectly with my project. I'm thinking about trying the mat board construction technique or sticking to wood like I'm used to.