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Going Mobile With Style: Modern & Sophisticated Trailers

Thoughts of trailers and mobile homes are not generally synonymous with the idea of modern chic. However, this post may change your preconceptions about a trailer’s potential for style and sophistication!

Although I have not yet designed the interiors for one of these mobile abodes, I am chomping at the bit for the challenge to present itself! I am a firm believer that small spaces are the perfect places to go “all out” with design. Whether or not home interiors are well-appointed should never be determined by the size of the area being decorated.

Shown in the photos below are some fabulous examples of modest trailers that were transformed into spectacular spaces!

In Cape Town, South Africa, seven vintage Airstream trailers were hauled from the United States and transplanted onto the rooftop of a chic, urban hotel. Local artisans then revamped each of these trailers into fantastic new creations. To learn more about this  one-of-a-kind, luxury rooftop trailer park, click this link to The Grand Daddy hotel.

 

 

The Grand Daddy rooftop trailer park

The Grand Daddy rooftop trailer park

The Grand Daddy rooftop trailer park

The Grand Daddy rooftop trailer park

The Grand Daddy rooftop trailer park

The Grand Daddy rooftop trailer park

 

But South Africa, doesn’t have the corner on the market for luxurious trailers!  Take a look at some other chic trailers created by designers right here in the United States!

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Interior of Kristiana Spalding’s “Silver Trailer” Airstream (via Adeeni Design Blog)

 

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Designed by Barclay Butera

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Designed by Christopher C. Dream

Below are some photos from Airstream International. Be sure to click the link to view their online photo gallery.

Green Room for the 2006 Sundance Film Festival

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…. And the Airstream Serenity trailer….

 

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Airstream serenity trailer

And another great blog post that I read on this topic is from Adeeni Design Group… click HERE to check out more photos from their post!

So, what do you think now about trailers and interior design?! Can they co-exist? What ideas do YOU have for YOUR dream trailer?

Now, go have an “It’s so Fabulous!” day!

If you would like help making YOUR home even more fabulous, contact me for an online or in-home consultation at Kimberly@Knottinghillinteriors.com

 

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T.G.I.F. 'Thank Goodness It's So Fabulous!

THIS FABULOUS FRIDAY I HAVE FOUND…
THE EARTH-CONSCIOUS OFFICE!

South Carolina Interior designer features green home in Bali

Note the use of all recycled wood.

“It’s So Fabulous!” EARTH-CONSCIOUS CELEBRITY OFFICE of the Week: As featured in Architectural Digest, the 6 bedroom, 6 bath vacation retreat of film director Rob Cohen, of The Fast and the Furious, is on the market for $3 million.

South Carolina interior design showcases green bedroom design in Bali

Lots of natural light, wood and an open floorplan make this green space sublime

Located in East Bali, Indonesia, interior designer and environmentalist Linda Garland is the creator of this 6,740 square foot, oceanfront retreat. Situated amid a coconut plantation at the water’s edge, this estate is built entirely from recycled timber.

South Carolina Interior designer showcases green design in Bali

What a beautiful view! Green really IS luxury!

Surrounded by views of the the ocean, mountains, river, and gardens, this estate would truly make THE perfect office setting from any room in the house!

South Carolina interior designer showcases green home design in Bali

What a perfect example of a luxuriously green home!


“It’s So Fabulous!” EARTH-CONSCIOUS OFFICE TIPS of the Week:      As I was compiling my list of eco-friendly office tips, I ran across a website that pretty much covered them all! Below I have shared some of those tips, but to view the complete list, along with some other helpful articles, click this link to Office Finder.
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  • Turn off your computers and monitors overnight and on weekends.
  • Buy and Activate the “Energy Star” energy saving functions available on most computers and other office equipment. They are up to 52% more efficient.
  • Turn off lights when not in use.
  • Use motion detecting switches in less used areas
  • Open windows instead of using air conditioning where possible
  • Turn off your climate control when not needed
  • Do not buy bottled water.  Use a water filter if needed.
  • Give preference to locally manufactured supplies.
  • Install desk side recycling
  • Use email instead of USPS mail
  • Store electronic reports rather than paper reports
  • Avoid using FAX cover sheets
  • Use the double sided feature of your printer.
  • Reuse paper for note pads.
  • Buy only recycled paper.
  • Replace light bulbs with lower wattage or compact fluorescent bulbs.
  • Get flat screen monitors for your computers. They are more efficient.
  • Maximize the use of natural light in your space by placing private offices in the interior areas for the space.
  • Insist on biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning supplies.
  • Buy re-manufactured or refillable toner cartridges for printers and photocopiers.

“It’s So Fabulous!” EARTH-CONSCIOUS OFFICE TECHNOLOGY of the Week:     In today’s business world, the ability to be accessible is an undeniable truth. Arguably, the most essential component for reaching that goal is the mobile phone. We use our phones for checking email, responding to texts, updating our calendars, and taking phone calls. One fun way to remind ourselves during our busy days about the importance of respecting our environment is to download a FREE endangered animal ringtone. Visit the website of Rare Earth Tones to make your selection!


NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” WEEK-END!

If you would like helping making your home even more fabulous, contact me for an in-house or online consultation at Kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com

 

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Fabulous Office Spaces in Interior Design

As I mentioned yesterday, I am focusing a great deal of my energy on deciding upon the perfect style for my new office space at our expanded retail location. I design rooms for my Knotting Hill Interiors clients all day, everyday. However, if you are a fellow designer reading this post, you can probably agree that it takes so much more effort to make decisions concerning your OWN space!? Since I have also been in the midst of redecorating my home for the past 8 – 10 months (before I knew I would be moving to a new retail space!), my brain is about to overload!? AHHHHH!

In addition to the concept for the office space I posted about yesterday, pictured below are some other intriguing office spaces with interesting elements for consideration.


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Design by Miles Redd

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Design by Tobi Fairley

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By Monique Lhuillier

 

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Photo from Pinterest

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Photo from Elle Decor

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Office space interior design

Photo from Lonny Magazine

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Photo from Habitually Chic

Office space interior design

Office of Khloe Kardashian

office space interior design

Photo from Elle Decor

Office space interior design

Photo from Elle Decor

Office space interior design

Office space interior design

Office space interior design

Photo from Decor Pad

Office space interior design

Photo from Decor Pad

Office space interior design

Photo from Decor Pad

Office space interior design

Photo from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Tell me what YOU think…. Which ones are fabulous? Which ones are not? What are some specific parts of these offices that you love… or do NOT love? Which office would you choose for your own space? Post your thoughts in the comments section of this post!

If you need help making your home fabulous, then contact me for an online or an in-home consultation at KIMBERLY@KNOTTINGHILLINTERIORS.COM.

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!
 

 

 

 

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Interior Design Inspired by Fashion: An Office Space to Envy

I was recently perusing the posts of some of my favorite fellow design bloggers, when I ran across a post from Belle Maison and was intrigued by her choice of colors and patterns for her new office design. Her inspiration was the dress Gisele Bundchen was wearing on the February 2011 Vogue China cover (see below).

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Just as I have mentioned using “magic fabrics” to inspire room designs for my clients at Knotting Hill Interiors,  Julie, of Belle Maison, used that same concept, only substituting a colorful dress in place of a “magic fabric”. From that one article of colorful clothing,  Julie created a color palette and incorporated furniture pieces, accessories, and artwork into her office design….

 

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Color palette

 

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To view the full post about her selections for this office, be sure to click the Belle Maison link above!

The reason that I have been particularly obsessed with office designs lately is because I am currently in the throws of making a decision about the style of my OWN new office at our expanding Knotting Hill Interiors retail location. We are scheduled to open in only a few short weeks, so the time has come to make my final choices… Buuuuut I just can’t quite decide if I should go with something quiet and serene or peppy and fun? Which style do you vote for?

Stay tuned for more photos this week of office spaces I love!

If you have any fun or original ideas for a home office, please comment with your suggestions! I would love to hear from you! You may also email me at Kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com.

Now, go have an “It’s so Fabulous!” day!


 

 

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Why not Red kitchen cabinets? The Power of Red for one of my Myrtle Beach Interior Design Clients…

I am not sure if there is any other color in the entire fan deck that has more power than red.  It is a color that is confident, bold, alluring and powerful. Red is like no other. In a word, red is simply, well… RED!

Recently, I met a client (of Knotting Hill Interiors) who is the epitome of red!  She walks and talks all the confidence and power that the color exudes.  When we met to discuss the interiors of her new home, I just new that red would be a powerful component of the design. And as soon as her kitchen cabinets came up in the discussion, we immediately decided that was where we would insert the color!

Tempered with black countertops and a wonderful mossy green for the walls, I  think this kitchen turned out fabulously (SEE PHOTOS BELOW)!

What do YOU think? Do you like red kitchen cabinets? Do they reflect your personality, or is another color better suited?

 

Red kitchen


Red kitchen

Now, go have an “It’s so Fabulous!” day!

If you would like help making YOUR home even more fabulous, contact me for an online or in-home consultation at Kimberly@Knottinghillinteriors.com

 

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