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Designer Builds A Vibrant And Unique Tiny Home In Austin

by Angel Chang
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I have often thought about transitioning into tiny-home living.

It’ll probably be a tough adjustment for the first few weeks, but I think that over time, I’ll come to appreciate the beauty and sheer grace in living with only the most vital of neccesities.

Tiny homes have been on the rise for the past decade or so. And what may have started merely as simple trailer or caravan conversions gradually blossomed into gorgeous, intricate creations.

Many people, like these retired grandparents who converted 1900s streetcars into a livable home, love to pour all their ideas and sources of inspiration into tiny homes, but to still make them as functional as possible.

Austin-based interior designer Kim Lewis sits down with Lonny Magazine to describe the design process for couple Aaron and Meredith’s tiny home.

Below, we share pictures of this delightfully bohemian-inspired home.

Scroll further to see the fabulous interior of this tiny home in Austin, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below!

[H/T: Lonny Magazine]

Austin tiny house

Austin-based interior designer Kim Lewis has only great things to say about the rapidly growing tiny-house industry.

To her, people are attracted to the “desire to better find a way to live within [their] means,” according to Lonny Magazine.

The magazine recently featured one of her designs for Aaron and Meredith, homeowners and operators of urban wineries.

Austin tiny house

The 400-square-foot tiny home represents a free-spirited philosophy, and reflects a design that is free-flowing, vibrant, and incredibly versatile.

Austin tiny house

The couple consulted with Lewis prior to construction, and hoped for “clean lines, rich textures, and bold colors.”

Lewis strung together two trailers, connecting them with a covered breezeway.

Austin tiny house

The primary focus was to create as abundant a space as possible for entertaining guests.

The couple is also moving in with their two rescue dogs, Olive and Zoe, who need ample space to run around and play.

Austin tiny house

The challenge was to use really every inch of the space available (a “little box,” as Lewis put it), and to still make it stylish, but also functional and entirely livable.

Austin tiny house

The kitchen is outfitted with two refrigerator drawers with lots of storage, nice Silestone countertops, beautiful appliances, and a light, wood-topped island.

Austin tiny house

Though the idea was to create an intimately colorful space, Lewis still managed to tone down a bit, and minimized the colors on the inside.

Instead, she used special textiles and smaller, more subtle elements to draw color inside the rooms.

The kitchen wall was painted black, to create an elongation effect, making the trailer seem larger than it actually was.

The bedroom was decorated with exotic Guatemalan textiles that really gave the whole room a unique pop of color.

Austin tiny house

A great entryway leads to the outside of the home, which also has extra-wide steps, a padded bench, and a pass-through bar area.

Austin tiny house

The whole midcentury aesthetic carries through to the exterior, which is decked out with perforated copper panels, barn-style doors, and a cute hammock stationed between built-in planter stands.

Austin tiny house

We loved this little peek inside the gorgeous home, and hope you did, too.

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