VanEssa: Inspiration strikes

Well, I was thinking about caravan furnishings.

As you do.

And then it came to me. I will take my inspiration from an earlier plan. What do you get when you mix black and white (ie, the new caravan interior colour scheme)? Yeah, grey. And what do I have that was going to be named Fade to Grey?

This beauty is the last of my F²F blocks, and I’d planned to make a big quilt. But now I might make two smaller quilts, with the addition of a few more appropriately coloured blocks. Or perhaps wide borders. Or something. There are a few more blocks which aren’t shown on this layout, which I would add to the Husband’s less, er, hectic version, but then I could top up with a few more bright ones for myself.

And then of course there’s a padded headboard, and a couple of cushions, and a nice bright rug or two. And this caravan actually has a curtain rail across the width of it at at the foot of the beds, so you can curtain that bit off for more privacy or to let one person sleep while the other does something that needs light. So a set of full length curtains is also on the list. Also pot holders, tea towels and…. well, you get the idea. There will be a textile frenzy, and the colours will be fresh and bright, to give a nice pep to the clean black and white theme that’s already there. Think turquoise, green, orange and pink, and you won’t go far wrong. Hehehe… story of my life. I don’t do minimal. Or discreet.

I want to be…. Vivid!

47 thoughts on “VanEssa: Inspiration strikes

  1. Gosh !!! Those blocks make my heart sing 🎶.
    All the colours added will pop against the black and white interior & will of course be gorgeous to boot 🤗

  2. J has half a day work and then car gets packed and we hit the road this evening… can’t believe it’s here !!!!

  3. anne54 says:

    The pops of colour are wonderful. But a new van??? I have been immersed in my own world lately, and haven’t caught up with that news. I will have to go back and catch up.

  4. A sibling to the Grey Nomad quilt you made for our van… the pops of colour against the grey background worked so nicely for our old Nanna Van, and now complement beautifully the dark grey, black and timber finish of the new-to-us “Con” Fusion van. Not to mention warm without being hot, and washable.

    • katechiconi says:

      That’s the great thing about quilts; you can make them cool or warm depending on climate. I like ConFusion! I’m looking forward to having a stickybeak around it.

  5. magpiesue says:

    Fun, fun, fun! Go for it!

    • katechiconi says:

      And such a great use for the blocks that have been sitting patiently for me to have a ‘reason’ to make something from them. Aren’t your ship blocks lovely? Still some of my favourites in the whole assemblage.

  6. Dayphoto says:

    VIVID! Just like I see YOU!

  7. Caroline says:

    VanEssa is going to look great with her new clothes

  8. CurlsnSkirls says:

    All hail Queen VanEssa and her new clothes.
    Magic, m’dear. Happy trails! 😘😘

  9. You are vivid’s evangelist, Kate. I’m getting there. After years of living in an all off-white apartment with no pictures on the walls, I live vivid now. Walls of orange and fuschia and green. Outsider art. Whimsical bits like babydoll arms in potted plants and silly hats/masks in my office and more than one mannequin. I’m well on my way to being the wild old woman of my dreams.

  10. I love it, Kate, my wild and vivid inspirational friend!

  11. claire93 says:

    you’re always vivid ^^

  12. Emmely says:

    Sounds like a great idea to add some pops of colour to the interior! (And yes, my new blog reader notified me of your new post!!!)

  13. tialys says:

    I remember those blocks. They will mix in well with the black and white of VanEssa. You wouldn’t be able to live with just monochrome in your life.

  14. cedar51 says:

    Vivid sounds great – as long as not to much clashing

    • katechiconi says:

      I do like *slightly* clashing things, but done in a way that works… But to each her own, what suits me wouldn’t suit you, and vice versa. I couldn’t cope with a caravan done in tasteful shades of beige and brown!

      • cedar51 says:

        Oh me neither on beige and browns. Especially if the cabinetry, walls and ceiling that kind of neutral. I actually like vivid and clashing but having to take in aspect of space…Mind this is your holiday space, so go for it.

  15. Stephanie says:

    Oh, I want a caravan with this exact decor!!

    • katechiconi says:

      I’ll probably document progress so you can see whether it works in real life rather than just description! Also, I’m not absolutely confident it’ll be Mouse-proof, especially with the example of today’s sandy paws in front of me!

  16. Going Batty in Wales says:

    VanEssa will be transformed! I am sure she will be delighted to go from bland to bold and beautiful.

  17. Debbierose says:

    Happy bright fabrics, will be lovely

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