The owners of the interior design and styling studio Cedar + Suede, Michael and Carlene Duffy, are usually busy creating custom packages for clients, but with an impending holiday, they decided to do something for themselves; they purchased a 1966 Millard Florida caravan, called her Millie, and set to work turning her into something special.
Remembering their beachside camping holidays, they wanted to create something for their children, but without the hassle that goes along with camping. Millie had to be a “load in and go” caravan, and she was. While tired in herdécor , Millie had no dents or dings, rust or roughness, and she was a blank canvas for new décor.
Millie got a new paint job from Lowco Customs, then Michael and Carlene got busy on the inside, creating a relaxing paradise for years of holidaying to come. The entire color scheme is one of rest and luxury. There are cool shades of blue, a coastal vibe, and even subtle green undertones. These hues contrast beautifully against the newly installed IKEA cabinetry in the kitchen.
Then there’s the dining table. Carlene shortened the length, recovered it in gloss penny round mosaics and grey grout, and contrasted it against the banquet back cushioning.
The banquet seating remained from the original setup, but new foam replaced the old spring inserts. The 1960s-style fabric on the seat also paid tribute to Millie’s era. A rattan pendant added an aesthetic enhancement to this space, complemented by the brass trimming, gold hints, and LED lighting.
To ensure the interior would handle heavy foot traffic, they also painted all furniture in semi-gloss that stands up to marks and stains. Everything else about this caravan is for both function and pleasure. A navy-blue panel at the front of the double bed slides up for storage. Overhead cabinets made way for bunk beds for the kids above the double bed.
Even the bedding works in well with the theme, with polka dot sheets and striped quilts for the kids, and coastal-style bedding for Michael and Carlene as well.
Millie is a classic yet contemporary caravan that will help the Duffy family create lasting beach holiday memories.