Tour this coastal RV renovation inspired by Charleston, SC
Renee and her husband, Brad, are RV flippers based out of Wisconsin with 25 combined years of experience in interior design, landscape design, and construction. If you’re in any RV Facebook groups, chances are you’ve caught glimpses of their stunning transformations.
They’ve renovated RVs in a variety of styles, including boho, farmhouse, and mid-century modern, but today we’re taking a peek inside their coastal RV renovation inspired by Charleston, SC.
If you’re looking for ways to incorporate beachy blue hues into your own remodel, this travel trailer is sure to inspire!
Coastal RV Renovation with Charleston Vibes
TYPE OF RV
Dutchmen Four Winds Travel Trailer
What inspired you to renovate RV’s?
My husband Brad and I lived in an RV while we built our house (5 of us and a dog). After our home was built, we renovated the rig and sold it…that was 5 years ago. I’ve been a designer for 21 years and have renovated several homes. During Covid, neither of us were renovating inside homes so we went back to our experience with tiny living and decided it was something we could do while social distancing. Guess what? We both agree that we enjoy tiny renovating much better than home renovation so we started Wisco Flip and the rest is history.
What made you choose this specific travel trailer to renovate?
I knew I wanted to do a coastal renovation that had a Charleston vibe. Half way through the renovation, we posted progress pictures and a couple from California purchased it as a mobile beach home. We finished the renovation with their input and love the way it turned out.
How would you describe your decorating style?
I like to use as many natural elements as possible to create a cozy space without too many extras. I’ve always been drawn to the peacefulness of the ocean and how it makes me feel so I love coastal casual design.
Was this RV renovation inspired by anything specific?
I wanted a coastal southern feel with a little whimsical print on the wall that reminded me of Charleston, SC.
What’s your favorite aspect of interior design?
Working with amazing people and coming up with practical solutions that are also pretty.
What are your favorite places to source products and decor?
Ikea, Amazon, HomeGoods, Urban Outfitters, and last but certainly not least..Target!
What was most challenging about this travel trailer renovation?
The renovation was wonderful but coordinating transport to California from Wisconsin came with some challenges.
What project made the most difference?
I think the wallpaper really added alot of dimension and depth to the small space making it feel open and airy. We also enjoyed doing the cane webbing finish we put on the cabinet doors.
What is your favorite piece of decor or splurge-worthy item that was incorporated into the interior?
I love the bathroom renovation and all of the little accents like the leather strap shelves and the pearl shell edges mirror.
What piece of advice would you give someone about to embark on an RV renovation?
Take your time and get the paint right. It’s alot of work (sand, clean with TSP, bonding primer, lightly sand, paint with sprayer and finish with poly). There are so many steps and I think sometimes people don’t realize just how long it takes to not only paint but allow it to cure. And please, don’t paint during the winter even while using a heater in the space (unless your rig has been in heated storage area or work space).
Where would your dream RV vacation be?
Anywhere out west
Do you take on custom renovation projects or offer design consulting?
Yes we do!! We’ve had several folks purchase our rigs (pre-renovated) and we work with them to design their dream space. We also offer design consulting.
Most asked about sources for this coastal RV renovation:
- Blue Paint: Sherwin Williams Down Pour
- Wallpaper – Target
- Sofa tassel pillows – Amazon
- Bathroom shelves – Amazon
- Kitchen sink – Amazon
- Kitchen faucet – Amazon
- Bathroom sink – Amazon
- Cabinet pulls – Amazon
- Bathroom faucet – Amazon
- Light fixture – Amazon
- Bedding – Amazon
- Bathroom mirror – Target
- Sofa – Ikea
- Curtains – made out of cotton linen shower curtain from Target
- Shiplap is the real deal with 1/4 inch lightweight paneling