Interior Designer Sarah Phipps remodeled a cottage in Bend, Oregon and the result is one of the most charming homes we’ve ever laid eyes on.
Using secondhand finds and whatever she could salvage from the cottage, she remodeled the home on a budget, but when you see inside – you’d never guess it. And although the house is small, Sarah’s clever use of space and design makes it feel open and spacious.
Walking into the home, you enter a bright and airy main living space.
The original exposed fireplace and new Jotul gas stove are the main focal point of the room. Beautiful wood floors provide contrast to the stark white walls and ceiling. The pink sofa was found at a garage sale and reupholstered.
Looking the opposite direction, through French doors, you’ll find the cottage’s addition.
“We added a small addition to the original cottage. This addition provides extra living space but can also be closed off from the main house with french doors. It has a bathroom and separate entrance for guests. The couch turns into a queen-sized bed,” Sarah says on her website.
Back into the main room, tucked in the corner is the cottage’s small dining nook.
Sarah hired builder Greg Blea to build this small banquette in the corner that also serves as storage. The room has a retro feel with the vintage table and light fixtures, and the wallpaper provides a fun pop of texture.
The kitchen is quite possibly the most adorable room we’ve ever seen.
Believe it or not, the rustic wood planks were found underneath the drywall that Sarah removed. She had her builder arrange them in a fun pattern and then painted with pops of pink that match the absolutely precious pink refrigerator. The cabinets came from a local Habitat for Humanity Restore.
Despite the limited amount of square-footage, Sarah was able to squeeze in a little office area.
A white vintage desk and chair fit perfectly in this tiny corner nook. When living in smaller homes, it’s important to get creative and utilize every inch of space. Sarah seems to have perfected this idea. “We were able to save all of the original wooden paneling and just freshen it up with paint in shades of white,” Sarah says.
The bathroom can be found in the addition portion of the home.
As it turns out, this gorgeous clawfoot tub wasn’t always as stunning as it is now. Sarah found this gem on Craigslist; it came with brass fixtures and was painted a not-so-lovely teal green. She painted it black and decided on a simple black, white, and brass color scheme. She added board wainscot behind the tub and went with blake slate for the flooring. The light fixture is another amazing salvaged find.
A vintage-inspired home wouldn’t be complete without a wet bar.
After a hard day of work, Sarah can relax and unwind with a cocktail made at her very own retro Swig mini bar. Bright, colorful artwork that she found at World Market sits above the bar, and both the globe and bar accessories are all vintage.
Could you see yourself living in a cottage like this one? Go to Sarah’s website to see some of her other incredible projects.
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Source: Tiny Home Tour