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Old 06-12-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Need Decorating Ideas

I'm just not sure what theme to go with...have you seen anything you love???
Ideas please

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Old 06-13-2007, 08:15 AM   #2
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You might want to pour yourself a cool drink and start browsing some photo galleries, both here and at the Vintage Airstream site. See which interiors resonate with you. I got a lot of my ideas by browsing fabric sites, so here are a few to try:

J&O Fabrics

You can't beat a rally for getting interior ideas, too, because you can tour all kinds of trailers in person.

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Old 06-13-2007, 05:32 PM   #3
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Decorating ideas

We're kind of in the same spot - deciding on what exactly to do to ours ('05 30' Classic). Have the standard A/S interior and after 2+ years, we're wanting to make it "ours".

Gonna pull out the carpet & vinyl and put in planks... make a Gypsy wagon out of the interior. Don't want to get too extreme but will change knobs-hardware, wash a darker stain on the wood, rugs, etc. Take out the mirrored door panels... figuring out what to do with the carpeted walls & vinyl ceiling. Don't want to take it all off (way too much remodeling work!), but will try and change the color. Where the walls have wallpaper, we'll use wood slat paneling. This will be a process for sure as we navigate each other's preferences. Geeze... wait til we start talking about upholstery!

Other ideas were to simply change the color & texture of the "wall papered" walls as well as finish on the wood. Changing the flooring is the first thing though. We thought about some of the 50's style thing but decided that way a bit... uh... cliche'ish...

A good way to begin is to decide what kind of a room "style" appeals to y'all. What are your interests and what exemplifies that. What colors do y'all like and so on. Always keep in mind that whatever you add will add weight, so either keep it simple or make sure not to add much more that what you remove.

Saw an Airstream once where the interior had been remodeled ala Prevost tour bus and what a sight that was! Unfortunately, my chief operating officer won't even begin to appreciate the merits of that design concept... She keeps me centered....

Which brings me to a question: wonder why Airstream doesn't look at some of those interiors and work towards a more stylish interior (with weight in mind, of course), instead of the standard "trailer" look? Sorry, but the "urban, industrial" look doesn't grab me. Give options, make a truly "Limited" model... I could see it now: "Airstream Custom". Makes me want to get out the checkbook, Airstream...
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:52 PM   #4
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We're redoing our Sovereign in a granite/marble interior, with granite vinyl flooring in the galley area, and marble vinyl flooring in the bathroom area, with medium blue carpet with light grey /dark grey flecks to synch with the vinyl. Eventually we will be refitting the kitchen counter in a faux marble laminate.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
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Rivet Over the Top Interiors

I realize that this is really a high-end approach, but check out Click on Aircraft above the photographs. Then click product tour on the left. In the popup window, for example choose 900 series. Choose the Mid-Cabin on the left and check out the coffee table to dinner table series of photographs, images 1-4. All the exotic wood in a Falcon Jet is actually veneer over honeycomb aluminum to keep the weight down. These interiors are done at Dassault’s facility here in Little Rock. I’m not suggesting that you try to duplicate the interior of a multi million dollar aircraft, just a place to glean ideas. After all, they are really intent on quality and light weight.

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Old 10-24-2007, 08:06 AM   #6
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We too are remodeling and We Need Help....Not only do we not know what we're doing but can't find anyone that will do the job for us...We've seen quite a few pictures and they are all so nice but sooo costly...We need the "complete" inside remodeled...Does anyone know where to get help or where we buy sofas for Airstream...thanks
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:16 AM   #7
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Hi Nicholle and Wes!

Here's a thread I made a little while back about the redesign of our motor home. So far I have collected a lot of stuff but we have been concentrating on the steering/brake components so no interior work yet.

I hope this helps! It's so much fun to take one of these mohos/trailers and make it your own!

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Old 10-24-2007, 09:32 AM   #8
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What is your style?

Originally Posted by 31airstream
I'm just not sure what theme to go with...have you seen anything you love???
Ideas please
I believe that any decorating project whether it be at home, office or your RV should be reflective of your personal style. What types of materials and decor do you enjoy being surrounded by?

For example. We love different styles of modern design but could not incorporate all of those elements in our home. We have high tech stainless, glass and concrete at home. This will not work too well in our AS. Since our AS is an early 60s model we will go with the 60s Atomic modern design theme in our AS. Albeit modern, it is still a different style and one we do not have at home.

The bottom line is that you will be spending time in your AS, try to make the atmosphere to your liking. I have seen some pretty innovative designs on these forums and other AS sites.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:17 AM   #9
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There is a '72 Airstream sitting in my yard with everything in dissaray. If anyone has any ideas on plans for building a platform bed which will close up for a sitting couch. I would be so grateful for any help. Thanks to anyone who can help. Betty Wiles
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:36 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by vswingfield
I realize that this is really a high-end approach, but check out Click on Aircraft above the photographs. Then click product tour on the left. In the popup window, for example choose 900 series. Choose the Mid-Cabin on the left and check out the coffee table to dinner table series of photographs, images 1-4. All the exotic wood in a Falcon Jet is actually veneer over honeycomb aluminum to keep the weight down.
I want one of those wraped in the aluminum tube it came in!
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:41 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by 31airstream
I'm just not sure what theme to go with...
You mean you are supposed to have a theme? I didn't get that memo. I will probally redo the fabrics when I get the time and money (my blinds would make Ray Charles wince), but my focus is on getting the airstream to fun places to enjoy.

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Old 10-28-2007, 11:30 AM   #12
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You asked for it..........theme ideas that is.

Log cabin, Nautical, Space Age, Jungle, 50s Diner, Modern, Art Deco,
Elvis, Cowboy, Native American, South Western, Beach, Tiki Hut,
Disco Bar, Saloon, Gypsy, Trailer Trash, or you could find something
that says you. There is always the original design
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:10 PM   #13
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Decorating is oh, so personal..... We did our Bambi in the original style, but changed the colors to our liking. Everything in our Bambi is some shade of green, but I love green! We have tried to keep things simple and easy to clean (hey, we are camping!) it is nice for us as the 1963 Bambi has a style very different than our home (1900 victorian). We get a little of the "modern" look while camping!

Lots of good suggestions here. Go to a rally and view what others have done, you will pick up lots of good ideas! Good luck.

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Old 10-28-2007, 03:30 PM   #14
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We started a thread a while back about making AS interiors your own...mostly geared at those of us with newer Airstreams, and to spread the concept that it's possible to create your own look, even with the newer rigs which don't need to be restored...but the ideas can certanly be applied to refurbishing older models as well when it comes to the "decor" point in refurbishing...

Here's the link to that thread...


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