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LOFT LIVING: A NEW eDESIGN

Phew! That last post was a bit of a doozey so I’m going to keep it simple this time around.

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned my slight obsession with Mandi over at Vintage Revivals. A genius that woman is! Most recently, she morphed what was already a pretty awesome space into something TOTALLY different. I mean, it doesn’t even look like the same space, right?

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I actually love living in the country (I actually live near downtown Charlottesville, but coming from DC, it feels like the country!), but oh how I long for that urban getaway! Feeling a bit inspired by Mandi’s glorious transformation, and after daydreaming for longer than I care to admit, I decided to create a new Loft Living eDesign…
Loft Living
  1.  Leather sofa – I love how it’s already distressed, but it’s a bit pricey – HERE is a cheaper option that I have no doubt your butt will naturally distress!
  2. Balloons over Manhattan – This photo is fantastic and it adds a little color and whimsy to the space. I would suggest ordering the largest size possible, or requesting a custom size.
  3. Wool rug – I think this rug is beautiful and absolutely perfect for the space…if you have the cash to spare. BUT, very unfortunately, most of us don’t so you can find some cheaper options HERE and HERE.
  4. Rattan chairs – LOVE these chairs. They are so simple yet so versatile and stylish.
  5. Arm chair – Gotta love Jonathan Adler!
  6. Leather pouf – some cheaper options HERE, HERE, and HERE
  7. Side table – Currently unavailable, but THIS is a good option. Or THIS.
  8. Coffee table – Threshold is killing it these days!
  9. Lateral file cabinet – A dual-purpose piece is always a YES in my book, particularly for small-space living. This streamlined filing system can serve as a console table while keeping all the paper clutter at bay!
  10. Herb pot / Cactus garden / Ceramic hedgehog planter / Himmeli hanging planter – A little dose of happiness. There is nothing like plant life to make a space feel more alive.
  11. Trio pendant lighting – the naked bulbs keeps the space open and airy while still providing enough light.
  12. Tripod floor lamp – sold out at Ethan Allen, but here are a few more options: 1, 2, 3, 4
  13. Bookcase – This provides the necessary shelving without looking too heavy. It also adds another dose of whimsy.
  14. Throw pillows – no longer available, but here are a couple of pairings: 1/2, 1/2, 1/2
  15. Faux brick wallpaper – The character that brick can add to a space is second to none and, if done in moderation, instantly reads “loft.” I’m partial to the whitewash, but the distressed red can work just as well!

Are you daydreaming yet?

If you would like to see more of my eDesigns, please head on over to my Etsy shop!

THE LITTLE TRAILER THAT COULD

One of the many, MANY reasons I am looking forward to Spring is the huge to-do list I can finally begin to tackle. I have so many project ideas bouncing around that I fear my head may burst! Most are for the home and studio, but there is a big hunk o’ metal of an idea sitting right outside my home that is taunting me with the hope of warmer weather…

You see, a few months ago I came across an ad on Craigslist for a 1960’s Broken Arrow  – an adorable little trailer that needed  A LOT of love and affection. I wasn’t looking for a trailer, it was something I researched on a whim and there it was, the very first link I clicked. The price was amazing and considering it was also located within a mile of my house, it kind of seemed like it was meant to be (seriously, it’s a little eerie how perfect the timing was). It also seemed a bit too good to be true, but I figured there would be no harm in taking a little peek for myself, right?

Broken Arrow

Well, it may have proved slightly harmful to my wallet because I loved it and decided right then and there that this beaten up piece of metal was coming home with me stat.

It needs a complete overhaul, of course, but it has good bones and I’ve been wanting to try my hand at the renovation process. I also reason that when not in use as a camper, this little trailer could do double duty as a mobile business. Anything to justify a rather impromptu purchase of a large vehicle! (Speaking of, neither of the cars we currently own can actually haul this thing so another less impromptu purchase we will be making this year is a truck…)

Broken Arrow Interior 2

Broken Arrow Interior 1

Broken Arrow 2

I’m not yet sure in what direction I want to head with it, but I do know that I’m not going to skimp on the goods. I’m thinking beautiful wood flooring, a bold backsplash, and a lot of clean, white lines. I see so many vintage trailers with vintage, kind of kitschy décor – totally adorable in their own right – but this time around, I want to lean into the modern aspect of “modage.”

Although, I’m really digging what Mandi over at Vintage Revivals did with her own “Nugget” (she is on my list of girl crushes at the moment – I’m 100% certain that she is a creative genius!):

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(that stove is totes adorbs!)

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And that floor…holy hell. Genius I say. GENIUS.

Vintage Trailer Renovation

(all Vintage Revival photos can be found here.)

Lucky for me, she has a full series of tutorials that will be serving as my bible come renovation time. Thank you Mandi!

I’m also really into Karen Rosenlund’s version of trailer. Bold on the outside, immaculate on the inside:

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Travelling Wares by Kara Rosenlund: interior with seaside theme

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What do you think? Do you like the modern mid-century or the bold seaside escape?

Either way, I can’t wait to get started on this little trailer that could, and share with you all the progress!