Jan 252016

2016 Interior Design Trends - Geometric Wall Decor (1 of 5)

“Hi honey, what are you doing there?” hubby asks me . . .

“Oh, I’m making a little wall hanging for the Airstream.  Where the clock used to be.  What do you think?  Do you like it?”  I hold it up for him to admire . . .

“You should blog about that, it’s really nice,” he tells me.

What I didn’t tell him was that the redesign and craft bug that recently bit me hard, was all his fault.  But it was all his fault in the  most best possibly way of course.

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A couple of months ago we had to move Grams and Gramps to an assisted living facility.  Hubby and his brother took care of cleaning out their house and while doing so, hubby came across one of his beloved rugs he brought back from Mexico in the 1970’s.  When I came home from work one day and saw it there, draped over the back of the sofa I was in awe.  It was sooooo beautiful.  The geometric lines and the neutral colors just made me swoon.

“Can I put this in the Airstream?  You know, just to see how it will look?” I sheepishly asked him . . . because I knew how much he loved that rug.

And well, this is where it all began.  You see, now that my new, modern-ish, geometric rug fit there perfectly, my cute little flower clock above the TV just didn’t sit right with me anymore. I ended up buying a stainless steel clock in its place, and even though I did like it, I didn’t LOVE it (I’m trying to keep only the things I love in the trailer nowadays).

So one day, during my lunch hour I paid a visit to The Container Store and found a geometric triangle shaped scarf holder by Umbra (find it here).  The idea is to hang it from a hook and display your scarves.  My mind immediately went to my hot glue gun and some Pacific Northwest foliage I’d adhere to it.  Kind of a modern spin on on a wreath.  Kind of.  Okay, maybe the wreath part is a stretch, but you get where my mind was going.  The next day I paid a visit to Michael’s craft store and bought some faux ferns and guinea feathers and went to town with the glue gun.  I really love how it turned out.

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For the kitchen counter, I bought a wood and cast iron tiered vegetable and fruit holder taking advantage of vertical space and I added a couple of copper pieces (copper mug, soon to be a mini-planter and a copper colander from Anthropologie).  The red frames on the fridge got a fresh new coat of copper paint and the photos have been swapped out to show beautiful trout and artistic feathers.  Those new photos and my mushroom tea towel remind me of the things I love in nature.


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A little while ago I reached out to A Heirloom (oh they have some beautiful cutting boards I tell you — absolute beauties!) asking if they could make me a custom cutting board to replace my current one you see on the counter there next to the stove.  They were so sweet and we are still in talks back and forth but more IMPORTANTLY — I asked if they could create a custom Airstream shaped cutting board and they said yes.  Would this be something you would be interested in?  I’m purely curious!  I should also mention this company is not a partner/sponsor.  I just love their cutting boards and I can only dream of how an Airstream shaped one would look.  Okay, moving forward . . .

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And while searching Etsy for a “Mushroom Shaped Salt Cellar,” (still looking) I came across this adorable little felted Amanita mushroom that I  absolutely couldn’t resist.  I tell you, my cute-0-meter exploded.  You should check out the artist behind these little felted treasures over at Portland based, The House Of Moss.

2016 Interior Design Trends - Geometric Wall Decor (5 of 5)And just look at this adorable apron my Auntie made me.  She is a seamstress extraordinaire I tell you and whenever I am presented with a gift from her, my heart is racing with excitement.   Oh and over to the right there is an embroidery hoop I decorated into a dream catcher of sorts.  The purpose is to hold my necklaces I like to wear exclusively during our trips.

Ahhh . . . all these little decorating projects equate to just too much fun ;)

DreamCatcherNecklaceHolderI hope 2016 has been off to a good start for you.  It’s hard for me to believe we are infact, in 2016.  Sounds so futuristic!

Oh and speaking of 2016, did I mention?  GoRVing invited me to continue blogging for their readers (and YOU).  It really is such an honor for me.  I can’t wait to share my very first 2016 post with you.  If you crave organization in the kitchen then just-you-wait.  You’re in for a sure treat!

Monica xoxo

  37 Responses to “Modern DIY Wall Hanging for Your RV”

  1. I would definitely be interested in an AS cutting board…and will cross my fingers that we will see it on your blog in the near future. Your apron is adorable…I have that same pattern that is “oil-cloth” that I use for a table covering for outdoor picnics. I have been looking for a clock that isn’t too heavy and would look nice above the tv….and also want to get new sauce pans….but not too heavy. Any suggestions?
    It’s always a treat to read your posts..thanks for all your hard work.

  2. I’ve been stalking your blog and was so excited to see you post. YES I WOULD LOVE AN AIRSTREAM CUTTING BOARD. Please? Again, your photography and design talent leave me so inspired. Thank you for doing what you do.

  3. We take possession of our Silver Girl in early spring and can hardly wait. If I could buy the cutting board today you bet I would. I am so excited to start decorating our new addition

  4. I’ve been shamelessly copying your decorating ideas and this is next on my list. I also would be interested in an Airstream shaped cutting board. How perfect would that be?

  5. I would be interested in an airstream cutting board. Love all the little things you find for your airstream.

  6. I’d be interested in cutting boards to replace my sink covers in our Excella but not one shaped like an airstream.

  7. Hello Monica, I would be interested in the AS cutting board. Any idea when the board will be available? Just ? your blog.

    • Thank you Anastasia — so happy you love J5MM. I’m hoping to have the board in the next few weeks — I will be sure to share as soon as it arrives. I’m so excited to see how it comes out.

  8. Yeah! An Airstream cutting board would be fun! Oh and that rug… Awesome!!

  9. I would definitely be interested. My current cutting board is in the shape of a Vespa and the design is seriously flawed. I keep getting shallots and goat cheese caught in the spokes. My Airstream need a new cutting board for sure ;)

  10. I would love an Airstream cutting board! I currently have a cutting board shaped like a surfboard from Maui that we received as a gift. I also would love to hear about your new clock. We need one! Love all your ideas and can’t wait to spring clean and spruce up our silver abode. Look forward to your posts!

  11. I find it quite a coincidence that you mentioned an Airstream cutting board in your blog. I have been searching for one for some time and recently found one on Etsy at a shop called JacksWood. It’s really quite cute. I think I’ll hold off until I hear more about one from you.

    I love your blog and your decorating tips. We have a 2011 20′ Flying Cloud that I have redecorated in a French County motif. We love our cozy silver villa and have you to thank for motivating us to make it our own. Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Hello Kathryn, thank you so much! I’m glad to hear that I have been an inspiration to you and your silver villa. I would love to see pictures of her in her French Country motif. Sounds absolutely lovely !! Thank you also for the link to the Airstream cutting board, it is cute I have to say. I can hardly wait to see how A Heirloom’s turns out. I will definitely keep you posted on that. THANK YOU for being here. Hugs XO

  12. Hello! Love your blog! You have a great eye for color and photography. I’ve been trying to find a venue in my airstream where I can display bits and pieces – fresh herbs, pods and other interesting pieces of detritus I find along the trail – for observation and contemplation. Your wall decor idea has he wheels turning. Thanks!

  13. Monica,

    How did you mount your magnetic knife holder above the stove? Did you actually drill holes into the wall? Thanks. Rayetta

  14. Are you kidding? Anything Airstream is loveable!!

  15. Monica,

    I would love a airstream cutting board. Please keep me posted. Also question where you get the wood and cast iron tiered vegetable and fruit holder, can you share.


  16. Where did you get your organization/magnet board next to your stove? Does the heat generated from cooking ever cause things to fall? We’re brand new to the RV thing and are trying to find the best ways to use and maximize our small space. I love your blog! It’s full of great ideas and inspiration!

    • Hi Allison — the magnet board came from the Container Store. I have been trying to find a white one for the longest time but never had any luck so I covered the silver version with white contact paper. Very happy with the result. I have never had any issues with heat from cooking affecting the board or the things on them. Hope that helps you and thank you for the nice words!

      • How did you hang the magnet board? We have a 19ft airstream and don’t want to damage any surfaces but need organization.

  17. Hello Monica I am very amaze how well arrange and neat your RV.I might copy some of your ideas very cozy.May I ask where did you bought that apron? hehehehe thanks

    • Hi Kevin — the trailer apron was made by my Auntie and the other red apron with white stars was purchased from Greengate in the UK (but online) — hope that helps!

  18. Wow. What an interior design. Amazing.

  19. What a homey looking RV. A very comforting look and enjoyable to have. Really nice to look at and functional too.

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