Airstream recreational vehicles are famous for their aluminum siding and their rounded shape. Their name is a reference to the 1930s architectural style Streamline Moderne, which put an emphasis on horizontals, curves, flat roofs, glass bricks, and portholes.
Airstreams all look pretty much the same on the outside—which isn’t a problem, considering they are just oozing with sleek, stylish sophistication. But one 200-square-foot Airstream owned by Natasha Lawyer and Brett Bashaw of Seattle, Washington, has an interior that will blow your mind …
Let’s take a look!
The upper walls and ceiling of this tiny home are all white, contrasting with the tan used for the lower walls and the floor. This creates a “wrap-around” effect while still delineating between the ceiling and the floor, preserving the flow of curved space. Greenery breaks up the whiteness and keep it from feeling sterile.
Natasha and Brett had to do a fair bit of work restoring and renovating the Airstream before they could make the space their own.
The couple describes the style of their “Tin Can Homestead” as, “Somewhere around Scandinavian minimalist crossed with Anthropologie.” They go on to add that they enjoy white, black, and wood tones, and they lean toward minimalism, but are not “pure” minimalists. I would agree that describes their design sensibilities well.
A lot of metallic decorative elements are worked into the interior, mostly in brass or copper. This is in keeping with the warm yet neutral tones which are found throughout the home.
Here is the entertainment center. You can see more copper here and more plants, as well as some storage space.
Here we have a great view of the kitchenette. On the left is the stovetop, and on the right is the sink and a lot of counter space. Once again, the tan-and-white theme is repeated here. A shelf designed to fit in the corner maximizes storage space, and the door through the back leads to the bedroom.
I am a big fan of hexagons in design, but we don’t see them very often. So naturally I love the backing here behind the stovetop. It also breaks up the white without being visually disrupting. It keeps the décor minimalist while adding something to entice the eye.
A brass rail with hooks provides hanging storage over the stovetop.
The hexagonal backing runs along the countertop with the sink as well.
Notice more brass and copper planters.
There are also quite a few ceramics in the house. Many of these were actually crafted by Natasha herself.
These are hand-blown glasses.
There is storage hidden next to the fridge and freezer unit.
Despite the small size of the Airstream, Natasha and Brett were able to get a king-sized bed into the bedroom. There is zero floor space, but that is okay, since there is storage overhead.
Another brass planter hangs over the bed.
This print by Anthony Burrill hangs in the bedroom, and summarizes the couple’s philosophy.
Instead of putting in a closet, Natasha and Brett decided to take a unique approach. They put in some cubbies along with a bar and left it at that. This saves space and keeps clothing and accessories easily accessible.
I just love the bathroom sink! Talk about minimalism—this is as simple and elegant as it gets. And once again we’ve got some brass.
Here is a collection of potted plants in the bathroom. Notice how all of the planters which were selected match the colors and materials found throughout the rest of the home.
If you enjoyed this tour of Natasha and Brett’s Airstream, stop by Apartment Therapy to read more details about the home. You can also find more images on Natasha’s Instagram, including one of the Airstream in its original state of disrepair. The transformation is just incredible! Take a look and get inspired!