Artist revamps dingy interior of a 1962 Airstream with vibrant florals

September 6, 2018 by  
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While most Airstream renovations tend to go for a minimalist aesthetic to create the illusion of more space, surface pattern designer  Bonnie Christine used her love of florals to convert her 1962 Airstream trailer into a gorgeous home on wheels. To transform the formerly drab interior, Bonnie lined various accent walls in wallpaper with a forest green background and light pink flowers to add a fresh and vibrant flair to the incredibly compact 150-square-foot tiny home. Bonnie and her husband bought the 1962 Airstream Overlander in order to take their family of four on the road. However, the interior was in dire need of a makeover before they could set out on their travels. To completely revamp the living space , the talented surface pattern and fabric designer used her artistic skills to create a fresh new aesthetic. Related: Couple restores an old Airstream into a chic tiny home on wheels Renamed “Marjorie” after the original owner, the project is an example of an Airstream renovation done right. Bonnie began Marjorie’s makeover in the kitchen, where she stained and rebuilt the cabinets before painting them in a soothing green tone. Using this earthy moss color as a starting point, the space then needed a little extra vibrancy, which came in the form of the “Pimpernel” wallpaper by William Morris. Bonnie says that although the floral wallpaper was a bold decision, it was also an easy one. “As a surface pattern designer, I also wanted to give a nod to the father of surface design himself by using a William Morris wallpaper,” Bonnie explained in an interview with Design*Sponge . “I find it endlessly inspiring!” The rest of the tiny home is equally as inspiring, with a fresh decor that brightens up every corner of the compact living space. A small dinette set was kept in neutral colors to contrast the floral wallpaper, and the kitchen uses shelving and storage to avoid clutter. Even the home’s itsy-bitsy bathroom gives off a spa-like feel. To complete the ethereal atmosphere, the entire living space is flooded with natural light . The family has clocked several thousand miles since the renovation, traveling from North Carolina to the Grand Canyon in their shiny Airstream, with many stops in between. Bonnie explained that traveling in a tiny home has opened up a world of adventure for the family. “I am most thankful for what this tiny home represents — the ability for our family to be completely mobile,” Bonnie said. “We can go for a small weekend trip, or set out on a cross-country adventure with our home right along with us. There’s nothing more grand than seeing the wonders of nature and the great outdoors through our children’s eyes!” + Bonnie Christine Via Design*Sponge Photography by Bonnie Christine

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Survey Results: Climate Change Opinions Causing Family Tension?

September 5, 2018 by  
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5 Sustainable Swaps for a Green School Year

August 28, 2018 by  
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The Boomer makes a big bang in the tiny home market

August 16, 2018 by  
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With everyone obsessing over tiny homes these days, many people are looking to find the perfect tiny house to fit their needs. Build Tiny’s newest design, The Boomer, aims to fill the short-term rental niche made popular by Airbnb and offer those who are curious about tiny home living a chance to customize their very own home. With options ranging from completely DIY to turnkey, The Boomer helps clients build the tiny homes of their dreams. From the outside, The Boomer closely resembles Build Tiny’s Millennial and Buster models. It measures nearly 180 square feet and is protected by aluminum- and zinc-coated steel and plywood. Its light weight makes it ideal for exploring off-road destinations. Related: This family tiny home is built from recycled materials and reclaimed wood The Boomer comes ready to roll – or not. If you’d rather have fun with a major DIY project, you can opt for just the shell of the home. Otherwise, all the amenities of a modern home are available in this tiny home, including a full-sized oven, a four-burner propane-powered stove top, a refrigerator and freezer, a shower, a washer/dryer and a composting toilet . Available extras include solar roof tiles and an additional bedroom loft. The ample kitchen cabinets and drawers have push-button locks and whisper-close hinges. A pullout spice rack next to the oven lets you easily add flavor to all your meals without taking up too much space. A hidden trash bin pulls out adjacent to the kitchen sink. A pull-out overhang on the kitchen bench-top becomes a breakfast bar. Louvered French doors encourage natural air flow, and they open into a living room that is large enough to comfortably hold a standard-size sofa or sofa-bed. A short stairwell leads to a bedroom loft that can even accommodate a super king-sized bed. Related: 5 features every tiny home needs This tiny home has standard features that set it apart from others. For easy maintenance, the bathroom, kitchen and great room have vinyl flooring. Carpet in the bedroom loft adds a touch of plush elegance. The great room has enough space for you to exercise personal furnishing options without skimping on style. + Build Tiny Via New Atlas Images via Build Tiny

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8 Ways to Green Your Water

August 16, 2018 by  
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6 Green Parenting Tips for Summer

July 30, 2018 by  
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3 Tips for Green Finger Painting Fun

July 26, 2018 by  
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Earth911 Quiz #21: CO2 Emissions Fact Challenge

July 26, 2018 by  
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The Pizza Box Mystery

July 25, 2018 by  
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The spacious Camberwell House reconnects a large family with nature

July 13, 2018 by  
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When a family approached AM Architecture wanting to turn their mid-century modern into a more spacious home with a stronger relationship to the outdoors, the firm had a tall order to fill. The large family wanted a bigger indoor living space to accommodate their numbers and an improved layout that would allow them to reconnect with nature. The result is the 5,920 square-foot Camberwell House in Melbourne . The firm redesigned the existing home and successfully created a comfortable space for the family that embraces indoor-outdoor living. To meet the family’s expectations, the architects created a split-level design for the living areas and re-centered the home’s entry to create a pavilion , which serves as a meeting place for the family and their guests. The pavilion structure has become a focal point of the house, incorporating key elements that serve as the centerpiece of any home: the kitchen, a dining space and living areas complete with a fireplace. To help foster a stronger connection to nature, the architects included large windows throughout the home. These windows, including the floor-to-ceiling glazing, utilize a low-E coating to help block heat in the summer and keep the house cozy and warm in the winter. Large internal brick walls also assist in regulating the indoor climate. Related: Mid-century Eichler home gets a bold remodel into the 21st century Furnishings are a futuristic take on mid-century style and blend well into the wood and glass materials that make up the family home. In the kitchen, cupboards provide plenty of storage space while also concealing appliances. An abundance of shelving proudly displays the residents’ knickknacks. In the living space, bare pendant lighting and a ceramic fireplace mimic the vertical placement of the home as well as nearby trees. The full-height windows fill the common areas with natural light . Thanks to their new location on a higher level in the home, bedrooms offer privacy and serenity for both kids and adults. From their beds, the family can look out to views of the backyard and nearby park. Although the home is two stories, the glass wall seamlessly integrates the two spaces. “This split level addition creates a dramatic new focal point in the house,” the architects said, “that connects all discrete parts of the house and introduces a dramatic relationship to its beautiful, natural surrounds.” + AM Architecture Images via Dianna Snape

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