Home, Surprising Home: A Mobile Makeover

September 30, 2014

We’re in a veritable decorating frenzy these days, what with the release of our first ever House and Home catalog, a series of awe-inspiring vignettes from boho bungalows to modern-prep pied-a-terres to romantic country villas, and as luck would have it, we’re not the only ones. Blogger Sarah Schneider of @lovesarahschneider got her talented hands on a vintage Airstream, the Wandering Star, and gave it a stem-to-stern makeover using some of our newest home decor offerings. We asked her to share some details of her small-space, big-impact renovation and her plans for the Airstream’s future.

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The Airstream looks great! How long did it take to remodel?
It has been an amazing project to work onI bought it this spring and have been working on it ever since. As with most remodels, one thing turns into another and it’s always a bigger project than expected! I replaced the carpet with white wood floors and painted all the cabinets, walls and ceilings white for an airy feel. And I wallpapered for the first time! What an awesome way to add color and patternI’m hooked! I fell in love with the Wandering Star pillow and that became my inspiration for the colors of the camper’s decor it’s even her nickname!

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What is your favorite new piece?
That’s a hard one, but probably the Terai chairs. They pulled the whole look together and made the biggest impact. I love the black and white patterns and the texture in the wood legs. Plus, they’re perfect for the camper, they fold up and out of the way when traveling or not in use.

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What is your favorite room or area in the camper?
It’s a toss up between the living/dining area and the back bedroom. The front is a versatile living space and conversation area that quickly becomes a dining area to eat or play games, then converts into a cozy bedroom space. The back bedroom is nice and private. It has more of a kid vibe, but can easily be an adult space as well. The bedding was fun to coordinate and I love that the design of the quilt is reversible, so you can easily get another look for both beds or change it up on just one side.

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We love how you made an outdoor space for the Airstream. Any other tips on making the outdoors feel like home when camping?
The Airstream is small, so utilizing outdoor space is key. I always set up a table right outside as our staging area: it’s a great place to prep and serve meals. I travel with beautiful table linens; it’s amazing how they can make even your outdoor space feel homey and beautiful. And string lights always string lights. They are functional and create great ambiance.

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Our new House & Home lookbook is divided into three sectionsthe Romantic, the Optimist and the Artist. Which most feels like you?
The Artist, for sure. I like collecting things and making them all work together in a space. New or old, it’s nice to have a feeling that this is your collection and a reflection of who you are. Not to mention, I grew up in an artistic homemy parents are both artists and as kids we traveled the country with them doing art shows. That’s certainly where I get my love for travel and art.

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Is the Airstream staying put or hitting the road?
Oh yes, we are certainly going to hit the road with it! My dream is to travel the country in it with the kids, maybe as soon as next summer. If you see me in your town, honk! I’d love to pull over and show you the inside!

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