What do I always say up there at the very top of the page? "It's not what you decorate, but how you decorate it that counts." I think that's true of everything, but it's especially true of my house - because it's a mobile home. The comment I heard most often throughout its first remodel was, "But this won't look like a trailer anymore!" Mind you, I might be trailer trash myself, but my doublewide is not.
Here's another doublewide that defies stereotypes. It belongs to Theresa and Craig Smith, who furnished it with architectural salvadge and antiques from their shop, Cottage Gardens in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Their imaginative work was discovered by the editors of Country Living magazine and is currently featured online in videos and photos, that I've reposted here.
As the interviewer says about meeting Theresa, "She whipped out pictures of her house that were just to die for, and I'm looking through them and ooing and ahing and getting so excited, and she says, 'Well, there's a little hiccup - it's actually a mobile home.' You could have pushed me over with a feather. It was amazing, so amazing. I just couldn't believe they were interiors based on a mobile home. In 28 years of Country Living, we had never shot a mobile home, so we knew we had stumbled upon something really great."
See for yourself . . .
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The secret behind this amazing kitchen? Repurposing and imagination!
The Living Room
Paint and architectural salvage create an economically-friendly room.
Create an elegant personal space complete with collections and special touches.
Inspiration is key in a studio. Bright wall paint and other ideas here!
A Double-Wide Mobile Home
Designed by Theresa and Craig Smith
Photographed by Keith Scott Morton
Published by Country Living
Theresa Smith has honed her distinctively elegant salvage style through years of antiques shows — and it all comes together in her Glendale, Kentucky, mobile home.
[Now, where have I heard that before?]