Motorhome Sweet Home: Mobile Pads From the Past

Image via Flickr user Retro-Space

When it comes to interior design from eras past, there are three things that appeal to me: wood paneling, fabric placed where it shouldn’t be, and the commitment it takes to display high wattage hues atop your countertops. In the spirit of summer vacation, sift through these vintage photos for a little taste of all three.

Favorite faux focal points: Rust shag carpet and man-cave plaid. Image via Flickr user Retro-Space

Here, Mom’s outfit fights for first place with this motorhome’s funky fabric-covered booth benches. Image via Flickr user Retro-Space

Vibrant, floral-print curtains are never a bad idea – really. Image via Flickr user Retro-Space

Green Dream: Load in the lime, clover, and thyme. These mossy hues pack oomph when grouped together. Image via Flickr user Retro-Space

What are your most indulgent pleasures when it comes to old-school decor?

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  1. Angela (ModCloth) 06/14/2011 at 1:22 pm #

    I’m so into 60’s & 70’s decor and fashion right now. This is magnificent, Laura.

    • Laura (ModCloth) 06/14/2011 at 4:30 pm #

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! I think we may have to start a commune where we all live in old school motorhomes somewhere – oh, life goals. What do you say?

  2. Richard (ModCloth) 06/14/2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Love this post, Laura. These images remind me of the motorhome my grandparents had when I was a boy!

  3. Cindy (ModCloth) 06/14/2011 at 7:09 pm #

    I LOVE collecting decorating books from the ’60s and ’70s! These pics are great – talk about traveling in style!

  4. Rosaspina Vintage 06/15/2011 at 8:14 am #

    My goodness!! These images are simply dreamy 🙂 I wish I could turn back time!

  5. KatelynLikesThis 06/16/2011 at 11:43 pm #

    I always love how these RV’s (new and old) have that “captain’s pit” in the front for the driver and co-captain (usually the navigator). It always reminds me of a space ship from science fiction!

  6. Jessica 06/17/2011 at 12:31 am #

    I love the green one! It sort of reminds me of my family’s old avocado fridge:)

  7. Jessica 06/26/2011 at 3:18 am #

    This is awesome! I dream of owning a retro travel trailer (and thought maybe I was the only one), so this is fantastic. Great post!

  8. Stewart Hart 08/04/2019 at 8:22 pm #

    Gawd awful then
    Gawd awful now
    Clicked on this page w morbid fascination of watching a train wreck

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