The summer months are finally here and we are loving seeing the unique ways you have embraced the season through a variety of interior design projects. From creating cool homes on wheels for your summer staycation to bijou garden rooms. Today’s blog will be looking at some of our favourite projects from Harvey Maria customers, which will hopefully inspire you as much as they have us, as we shift into what will still be a rather unusual summer.
Emma’s van conversion –
One of the biggest trends this year has been renovating vans to create the perfect ‘home from home’ for your summer staycation. With more of us opting for local travel and exploring new places on our doorstep, renovating a camper van can save on transport and accommodation costs, giving a sense of freedom and adventure. Adding home comforts and a sense of hygge to van interiors is an added bonus; however it also needs to be practical too!
Photographer Emma Croman recently converted her Vivaro (aka ‘Vivivanne’) into the ultimate cosy transport for exploring around the UK. To complement the scandi-minimalist decor scheme, she opted to use our MSeries Woods for a natural, authentic finished floor “I went for the Driftwood and I really love it! It was so great to get it down as it felt like a real end step of the build”
Emma has utilised space well, creating her own mini kitchen and bedroom, as well as plenty of storage space for life on the road. The ashy-grey tones of MSeries Driftwood contrast with the darker kitchen units, gold taps and neutral textiles for a modern-rustic finish. The added festoon lights create a cosy atmosphere that blends with any outdoor woodland setting.
Trailer living with Treasures & Travels –
Tegan from popular Vancouver lifestyle blog Treasures & Travels has also opted to create a home from home within their renovated trailer. Tegan chose our Parquet Mimosa tiles to add a pop of colour to complement the light and natural colour scheme of the project.
The geometric tile pattern contrasts with the delicate lines of the wallpaper, creating a modern boho style that is both playful and on-trend. The hard-wearing design of our tiles is also practical for this family’s island living lifestyle; durable enough to withstand the demands of a high footfall, multifunctional space. We love how they have styled the design against natural textures such as wooden tables, dried flowers and neutral linen textiles.
Tom’s contrasting campervan flooring
Tom has opted to use our popular Rubber Dimples flooring to contrast with the birch wood of the interior of his renovated van. This design not only is a practical choice that is forgiving underfoot, but also adds a feature textured look to this project. It also acts as a nod to the tones of the van exterior, creating an authentic, laid back feel.
Lucy’s garden room –
One of the key trends we discussed for 2021 is bringing a sense of the outdoors in, which has been achieved in this chic garden room project. Here, the old potting shed has been transformed into a perfect garden room that can be used as both an office nook/ guest bedroom / yoga space using our MSeries woods. This floor creates an authentic and highly detailed wood effect, blending seamlessly into the garden filled with pops of colour from the roses during the summer season. It is practical year-round too, as all our floors are compatible with underfloor heating, meaning you can still enjoy the garden surroundings in the colder months.
The space itself is inspired by the country setting and rustic textures. Lucy discusses the need for a floor that is warm, has a low environmental impact and that can withstand the demands of busy family life in her original blog post pre-renovation (that can be read here). Her choice of MSeries Tawn has worked well to create a multifunctional space that is not only practical but cosy and reflective of the home’s natural surroundings.
If you’re interested in starting a unique design project using our floor tiles, feel free to contact our customer service team for advice via firstname.lastname@example.org. For more inspiration, be sure to follow us on Instagram @harveymaria and tag us in your photos using the hashtag #MyHarveyMaria for your chance to be featured on our feeds and stories.