We recently worked with our designer friends Fancy Smith and Kimberly Anderson on decor for a tiny home featured in the 69th Annual Kansas City Home Show. Their results were so much fun that we thought we’d share photos and give some background on the project. Enjoy!
Please tell us a little bit about who you are, and what your role was in decorating this tiny home.
Cactus Creek was given the distinct pleasure of decorating the Tiny House at the 69th Annual Kansas City Home Show. Cactus Creek’s Design Team of Fancy Smith & Kimberly Anderson were handed an amazing, fun and surprisingly spacious 295 square foot blank palette. Our role was to provide realistic living options to maximize a small space, while bringing a design style all our own.
Our Design: Trailblazer Mod….designed to bring home reminders of the open road wrapped in warmth & whimsy. The Tiny house was packed with eclectic, unique goods from Cactus Creek , perfectly accented with towels, pillows & blankets from Pendleton.
Were there any specific challenges in this décor?
The main challenges were maximizing the space in a tiny home which – with only 295 square feet – means utilizing vertical space.
We wanted it to feel cozy but truly a place where people would want to stay and even see themselves living there. By adding a queen bed covered in stunning Pendleton bedding to the large loft we made the vertical design very livable. The second smaller loft was styled to be storage space which is critical for tiny home dwellers.
Please tell us about the show the home was part of.
The Home Builders Association held Kansas City’s first home show in 1948 and the annual event has become the go-to showcase for home improvement, technology, and design ideas as well as a fun-filled day with activities for all ages.
The 2017 Home Show
The 2017 Home Show was the 69th year of the event held at Bartle Hall March 17-19, 2017. This year the focus of the show was alternate home solutions that are rising in popularity – this included both the tiny home and a yurt.
Is there anything super special about this particular home?
Everything about this home is special. It was hand crafted by a small family in Kansas. Every detail in a tiny home has to be thought through so that space is well used but modern day conveniences are still included. The kitchen area was truly spacious, so many cupboards, and the cubbies under the stairs for storage. Cactus Creek’s vision is to layer a space. Fancy and Kimberly started by adding practical pieces… living area, bed, lighting, storage containers. Then the layers of Pendleton and Cactus Creek vintage decor that gave the space comfort and beauty which is what really made it feel like an amazing home or weekend getaway.
Where can interested people learn more about this brand/builder of tiny homes?
Contact Arlin at Globe Tiny Homes 913-633-0529
Where can people learn more about you, Kimberly?
Where can people learn more about you, Fancy?
Fun Facts: Kimberly & Fancy love to hit the road! They are available for your tiny home, camper, RV, yurt or whatever you can dream up. Shop www.cactuscreekshop.com for all the rustic & eclectic items featured!