You may remember that last year we bought Matilda, a beautiful vintage Carlight caravan . She was bought as a business venture and when she is completely renovated we hope to hire her out for holidays, photoshoots and weddings, etc.
Ever since we bought her I have been itching to get my hands on her interior, but unfortunately I had a wait on my hands. Despite her great condition, we had to replace the front door, the electrics and the water pipes. The work was finally completed this summer.
Carlight caravans have a rich history. Often referred to as the ‘Rolls Royce of the caravan world’, they were built in Lincolnshire by master craftsmen. The fact that Matilda was in such great condition when we got her is testament to the amazing build quality. According to the badge on her side we know rolled off the production line in Sleaford in February 1970 and was then sold from a caravanning shop in Glasgow, so no doubt she’s seen a few sights too.
For our quintessentially British caravan we knew that we wanted the best for her and that ‘making do’ was never going to be an option. So when we were considering options for decoration, only one brand came to mind; the quintessentially British Laura Ashley.
Often seen in vast country style properties, Laura Ashley fabrics and wall coverings work just as well in smaller spaces too. They have a vast range of complimentary textures and patterns available, which appeal to the mix and match look that I want.
After a visit to my local branch of their home furnishings store, I left with a clutch of wallpaper samples and some tester paint pots. Although I already had a colour scheme in mind, making a decision was not an easy task.
I may have had a cuppa and a biscuit (or four) whilst I decided.
As you can see, I’m going to have a busy few weeks!
Gotta go I’m off to grab a paintbrush.