It’s been so fun tagging along as homeowner Lyndsey Lewis and Bret Franks Construction build Lyndsey’s certified green home in Little Rock. Lyndsey’s sprightly personality is really beginning to shine through! Especially today, as she shares a few of the fun details slated for the interior design. It’s not easy furnishing a 600 square foot home, but with the help of Jen Franks, Lyndsey’s searching high and low for everything she’ll need to achieve her vision. See what you think!
Whidbey Front View, a photo by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company on Flickr.
This is the design of my new home. It wonât be the same colors, but you get the idea.
I have to admit that flying solo and being the last and only word when choosing design details for my home is really great. Ok, itâs beyond great: itâs awesome. Every square foot of my little house will be a reflection of my personality, my routine, my preferences.
Egocentric? Probablyâ¦ but thatâs just where Iâm at in my life, and Iâm going to find the joy in it. Going it alone has made the decision making process simple and given me the opportunity to really let my imagination run.
Iâd like to share some of my favorite wild card picks for the Whidbey. Many of them will probably leave you shaking your head and wondering just what I was thinkingâ¦ but I present them to you anyway.
Mexican plaster horse head:
Why a horse head? Why not? I saw it while on vacation with friends in Mexico. I originally left it behind, but drove back the next day to purchase it. After seeing my horse, several people have asked if Iâm going with a Western motif. No.
I found this heavyweight fabric at a discount upholstery store. When I chose it, the gentleman ringing me up said, âMan, no one has bought any of this in a long time!â He explained that many teachers used to cover bulletin boards with the map print. I responded by telling him I plan to use it to make a curtain that will serve as my closet door (in the master bedroom). He stared at me blankly.
Closet light fixture:
My master closet is turning out to be one of my favorite areas in the house. I want it to be organized and usable. By adding a âfancyâ fixture, Iâm hoping to highlight all of the details and planning that are going into the space. Hopefully it will turn out to be more of a dressing room than a cramped closet.
When a professional flooring salesman caught sight of my wood floor sample, his question: âYou do know thatâs shop-grade, right?â No, actually I didnât know that. But I really appreciated an accurate way to describe the product. After searching high and low for the perfect flooring for my little house, I finally found exactly what I had imagined: wood flooring that looks like plain old wood. And it came with a gigantic plus: less $2 per sf! (Apparently not many people share my love of âwoodyâ floors.)