Smaller living often comes with tradeoffs, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for this gorgeous tiny home in Austin. Texas-based interior designer Kim Lewis combined space-saving ingenuity with a midcentury-meets-bohemian vibe in this 400-square-foot ultra-livable mobile dwelling. Rich textures and bold colors dominate, but don’t overwhelm, the micro-home, which houses a couple and their two rescue dogs.
The 400-square-foot home was created from two joined mobile trailers, connected by a breezeway. Colorful stairs double as outdoor seating, and can be disassembled and put away when the couple wants to hit the road. The character-driven design combines the different design leanings of the couple, with one partner preferring a more streamlined midcentury vibe and the other’s more bohemian tastes. Clean lines and a neutral backdrop of white and black surfaces and salvaged wood flooring from a 1960s home keep the mixture of bold colors and accent textures grounded.
The kitchen, located on one end of the two trailers, offers plenty of counter space, a miniature oven, open shelves supported by leather straps, and two low-profile fridges. Style elements even pervade the bathroom, from the custom floor tiling to the sliding barn-style doors faced with perforated-copper panels from Parasoleil—the beautifully textured material is also used outside the home. The bedroom, located in the same trailer as the bathroom, is most notable for its “walk-in” closet built on a platform above the trailer’s gooseneck and accessed via a ladder made from repurposed pipes and wood. Numerous windows open the home up to natural light and views.
Images via Kim Lewis