Global Style: Luxe Nomad in Rachel Horn's Renovated Airstream

September 8, 2011

Being back in the States has me dreaming up a vintage-inspired Americana experience for ourselves. I just want to pull on my kicks this fall and head out west for the likes of New Mexico, Arizona or Nevada. I can't believe I haven't been to the Grand Canyon or Joshua Tree yet! How terribly unpatriotic. So for anyone else out there looking for a way to combine the quintessential American road with your gypsy spirit, look no further than this recent The New York Times article.

L.A.-based designer Rachel Horn actually renovated a vintage Airstream trailer as a gift for her husband to experience the elusive Burning Man Festival this week.

I've seen fabulous Airstream renos before, but none as global-inspired as this one. Seriously, I'm so in love with this place. 

Check out the black walls, Corian counters and Moorish arches.


Gorgeous details abound. How lovely are those tassels and bronze chains? Supposedly Ms. Horn bought her Airstream for $5,000 on Craigslist....

...and invested something like over $20,000 in refurbishing it.

Yep, I think I could *probably* manage to spend a few days in the Nevada desert inside this baby. How 'bout you?


  1. LOVE!!! I've always wanted to do that. Load up and head out west for days and days. Someday, I'll make it happen! I haven't been to Joshua Tree or The Grand Canyon either :) I've got the itch to travel in a BAD way though. Must leave SOON!


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