Coralie Hews has always lived in the Pacific Northwest. Nonetheless, her spirit has long felt a call to the Southwest. So when it came time to downsize to a tiny 250-square-foot cabin, she brought that love of all things Southwest with her in the form of ceramics, textiles, cacti, and earth tones.
Here is the main living space along with the loft. What stands out here the most are the contrasting colors of the wood siding and floorboards. This makes the wood itself into a decorative element.
Here is a closer look at the loft. When the window is open, Cory says that she feels like she is sleeping in a treehouse.
The bedroom is lit by a simple industrial pendant light.
Those are vintage camp blankets. The money plant stands next to a dream catcher over the bed.
The kitchen features open shelving. Displayed here is Cory’s collection of ceramics. Some of these are vintage pieces which she was given by her grandmother. Others are brand new. All are utterly unique.
The crocheted curtains are vintage as well, and only cost $3. Below is a gas stove.
Check out a broader view of the kitchen. The eye is drawn to the beautiful woodwork as well as the collection of cacti on the high shelf.
Cory picked up that love seat at an estate sale. According to its previous owners, it used to be on a cruise ship.
The lace curtains used to be a tablecloth. Coralie converted them herself.
Coralie’s taste in music is varied, but her preferred medium is eclectic as well. She has a whole collection of records.
Once again, the many hues of the wood just steal my breath away. They are perhaps the most distinctive element of this house.
Here are a few more cacti next to the window.
Notice the book titled “The Oregon Desert” sitting on the open shelf. Most people don’t think about deserts when they think of Oregon, but Coralie has found places in her home state which are evocative of the Southwestern deserts that she loves. And now she has turned her own home into such a place.
The closet includes clever hanging storage for accessories in the form of an old horseshoe.
Coralie has a lot to be proud of. Anyone living in a tiny house this beautiful would have a big smile just like that!
Learn more about Coralie’s Southwestern-style tiny house at Apartment Therapy.