The Cameo Camper Renovation: Starting the planning process — a distraction technique

The Cameo — Digital Before

The Cameo — Digital Before

Y'all I need a fun break. If you haven't been reading from the beginning, get caught up here.

Have you ever needed a weekend from your weekend? We are so there and then some. We had a real fun (crazy stressful) long Memorial Day weekend that we will hopefully talk about next time, partly because right now I just can't even and partly because the situation is still ongoing. Because of said "fun" weekend camper time, I am in dire need of a "look at all the pretty finish options" post to get me through.

Oh, before I start with the exciting stuff and forget.... Do y'all remember that weird vial of brown mystery liquid from last time? After a quick Google search I found out it was deer pee. Gross. Now that that's settled you can all sleep soundly tonight (and for inquiring minds — yes, I threw it away since we're not currently in the market for doe urine).

 

My brain is like 237 browser tabs open. All. The. Time.

I've been sketching digitally (as you can probably tell from the "before" illustration of The Cameo, above) and on paper different exterior design options, interior layouts, thumbing through paint swatches, casually shopping finish pieces like flooring, fixtures, and fabrics, as well as trying to problem solve this now-empty travel trailer into some sort of 3-D Tetris/Russian nesting doll situation of form and function.

Please help distract me from the current disheveled state of the camper by looking through mood boards of new, pretty things below and give me your feedback in the comments below!

This phase of the project cannot come soon enough. Our goal is a to create an airy, luxe, beautiful, comfy cozy space that is both lightweight and durable (and doesn't break the bank!). So let's pre-shop this thing!

Look 1 — White oak plank flooring + cognac leather upholstery + navy flat front cabinetry + butcher block counters + neutral pattern backsplash + white bedding + brass accents.

Look 1 — White oak plank flooring + cognac leather upholstery + navy flat front cabinetry + butcher block counters + neutral pattern backsplash + white bedding + brass accents.

 
Look 2 — White oak plank flooring + cowhide/natural textures + white & wood flat front cabinetry + neutral gray bedding + colored tile backsplash & fabrics + warm metal accents.

Look 2 — White oak plank flooring + cowhide/natural textures + white & wood flat front cabinetry + neutral gray bedding + colored tile backsplash & fabrics + warm metal accents.

 
Look 3 — Light gray driftwood plank flooring + cognac leather upholstery + slate blue cabinetry + concrete counters + brass accents + neutral textured fabrics + patterned tile backsplash + colored bedding.

Look 3 — Light gray driftwood plank flooring + cognac leather upholstery + slate blue cabinetry + concrete counters + brass accents + neutral textured fabrics + patterned tile backsplash + colored bedding.

Texture. I love designing with and being surrounded by different textures. Just ask Nick — I have to touch just about everything when we go shopping (which he just loves). I know when I get my hand held in the store (in preparation for being pulled to go more quickly) I've been touching too many things.

Look 4 — White oak plank flooring + cognac leather upholstery + gray cabinetry + patterned tile backsplash + white bedding + forest green accents + velvet.

Look 4 — White oak plank flooring + cognac leather upholstery + gray cabinetry + patterned tile backsplash + white bedding + forest green accents + velvet.

 
Look 5 — Bold graphic black & white flooring + white cabinetry + leather pulls + butcher block counters + white textured tile backsplash + white bedding + navy velvet accents.

Look 5 — Bold graphic black & white flooring + white cabinetry + leather pulls + butcher block counters + white textured tile backsplash + white bedding + navy velvet accents.

 
Look 6 — White oak plank flooring + cognac leather upholstery + dark gray cabinetry + brass accents + butcher block counters + neutral pattern backsplash & bedding.

Look 6 — White oak plank flooring + cognac leather upholstery + dark gray cabinetry + brass accents + butcher block counters + neutral pattern backsplash & bedding.

You can probably sense a pattern here, but we're currently leaning toward moody dark green/blue/teal paired with an otherwise fairly neutral color palette to really help open up the tiny space.

Look 7 — Concrete look flooring + white & wood flat front cabinetry + black accents + neutral pattern black & white backsplash + white bedding + teal accents.

Look 7 — Concrete look flooring + white & wood flat front cabinetry + black accents + neutral pattern black & white backsplash + white bedding + teal accents.

 
Look 8 — Medium greige plank flooring + dark gray cabinetry + brass hardware + butcher block & stone counters + colored tile backsplash + wood, jade green & blush pink accents.

Look 8 — Medium greige plank flooring + dark gray cabinetry + brass hardware + butcher block & stone counters + colored tile backsplash + wood, jade green & blush pink accents.

 
Look 9 — White oak plank flooring + white cabinetry + cognac leather pulls + butcher block counters + white geometric tile backsplash + rustic black & white bedding + wood light fixtures + forest green velvet accents.

Look 9 — White oak plank flooring + white cabinetry + cognac leather pulls + butcher block counters + white geometric tile backsplash + rustic black & white bedding + wood light fixtures + forest green velvet accents.

 
Look 10 — Neutral geometric flooring + concrete, white & wood cabinetry + cognac leather upholstery + gray linen bedding + black metal & teal velvet accents.

Look 10 — Neutral geometric flooring + concrete, white & wood cabinetry + cognac leather upholstery + gray linen bedding + black metal & teal velvet accents.


So what do you think? Are you as excited as we are to get through this perpetual destructive phase and get on with the finish pieces? Do you have a favorite mood board? Suggestions?