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You’ll want to cozy up to the earthy hues and organic textures in this renovated Monaco Motorhome

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When I first caught glimpses of this renovated Monaco motorhome, my heart nearly skipped a beat. The earthy hues, plastered walls, stone vanity sink, built-in arch details, upgraded shower enclosure, and beautiful mix of textures and textiles are right up my alley.

So many of these details I’ve dreamed of incorporating into our next RV renovation, which made watching this remodel unfold on Instagram all that more inspiring. Not to mention, in a sea of RV renovations filled with 5th wheels, travel trailers, and vintage campers, I rarely come across motorhome renovations, especially ones like today’s feature. I know you’re going to love this remodel, especially if you’re looking to update the interior of your RV with a neutral palette or without painting or replacing the kitchen cabinets.

This motorhome belongs to a family of 5 who hit the road full-time in July after selling their home. This is their second RV renovation (the first was a 5th wheel), so be sure to follow Brittany over on Instagram for more tips and inspiration, including a video walkthrough and tutorials showing how to bleach wood cabinets or make plaster walls (on a budget).

2000 windsor monaco motorhome

TYPE OF RV

2000 Windsor Monaco motorhome

TIMELINE

6 months (only on free time)

BUDGET

$10,000

Tell us a little about you, and those you share your RV with.

I’m a 34 year old wife and mother to 3 kids. We have two dogs. I homeschool my children and since being full-time in July, we plan to “road school” this year. This was our second RV renovation, upon completing our first one (a fifth wheel) we found that we really enjoyed making our RV a “home on wheels” that represents our style. We already plan to renovate a third time with another fifth wheel coming in 2022. We fell into this RV community, not expecting the love and encouragement we have received so far, and it’s the best community to be a part of. I think It’s safe to say that we found our group.

AFTER
BEFORE

What inspired you to experience #RVlife?

Seeing other accounts and the things they get to experience in our own country by exploring and having the pleasure of sleeping in their own bed everyday, THAT was a huge influence.

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How often do you travel?

We are officially full-time since July 2021. We work remotely. We own a roofing/construction company in NC. It took us 2 years to put the right people in the right positions so that we could step away from being physically present 24/7 with the company, and have been able to work remotely. Matt oversees everything and provides business decision advice, and I take care of Accounts Payables.

rv before photo

How would you describe your decorating style?

I don’t like to be put into one style. I love all styles and usually pull inspiration from our travels.

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Did you draw inspiration for this remodel from anything or anyone specific?

This Motorhome was inspired by a Tulum vacation in 2015. I fell in love with the organic and neutral colors and rustic wood design incorporations. After researching the “style” of Tulum, I realized that it was influenced from Spanish old world and Mediterranean so I mixed the two together (wood beams, plaster look walls, stone backsplash, copper pots and pans hanging from brass rods).

retro looking fridge in RV

What project made the most difference?

The kitchen cabinets. I sanded and bleached the solid walnut wood and it made a complete transformation. The floors and the paint are also on the top of the list.

renovated monaco motorhome

What’s the most meaningful item you incorporated?

The copper pots and pans that I have hanging on the brass rods in the kitchen. They were inherited from my husbands late grandmother who passed away in 2020. Every time I cook with them, I think of her joyful spirit and it makes my smile and appreciate life.

monaco motorhome before photo
motorhome with dreamline shower

What is your favorite piece of decor or splurge-worthy item?

The quartzite counter top on the bathroom vanity. It’s a one of a kind piece that I lucked out on in the scrap section of the local countertop business. It was a splurge but totally worth it!

What do you love most about your RV?

My favorite functional piece is the shower. The Dreamline shower that we installed opened up so much more space for us to shower in. Design/decor favorite is a tie between the distressed wood beam on the super slide and the “plaster look” walls.

renovated motorhome bathroom

What was most challenging about your Monaco motorhome renovation?

That a motorhome layout is so very different than an RV.. Piping and ductwork in an RV is under the frame flooring. In a motorhome, it’s on top of the flooring, so we had to make a custom bench to cover the ducts and raise the shower onto a platform to hide the plumbing. So that took a lot of extra time and effort.

What’s your favorite aspect of interior design?

That there are technically no rules. You can mix styles and genres and make it look so aesthetically appealing.

rv before photo
renovated RV bathroom

What are your favorite places to source products and decor?

Amazon, IKEA, world market, Wayfair, small Instagram stores for one of a kind pieces, antique stores

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What’s your favorite and least favorite aspect of tiny living?

Favorite is the quick clean ups and minimalism (no room for junk). Least favorite is the close proximity of everything. I have accumulated so many bruises by knocking into everything.

Where would your dream RV vacation be?

Europe. Can I just put my RV on a boat please?!

custom wood headboard in RV
remodeled motorhome bedroom

What piece of advice would you give someone about to embark on a motorhome remodel?

Camp in it first. Take it on a few camping trips and make a list of the things you’d really want to change. This has helped us each time.

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Comments

  • DAWN LEGIER CORE

    OMG! That is the most beautiful RV I have ever seen!!!! We are full timers and I have seen just about every coach there is. NOTHING has even come close to this!!!

    September 19, 2021
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  • Cheryl

    Fabulous! What is the backsplash material?

    September 19, 2021
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  • Rebecca Payne

    Gorgeous! I could live it it.

    September 19, 2021
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  • Chgustner

    This is the first motorhome that I actually like the decor. I am not too sure about the open shelving though. Love the look but it must have to be packed up to move. Your headboard in the bedroom is really nice.

    September 19, 2021
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  • Donna Burley

    Be still my fluttering heart!!

    September 19, 2021
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  • Mary Beth Burkeen

    I would love to know how you created your headboard. That is beautiful! We have a 2006 Newmar Dutchstar that currently has mirrors behind the bed which I don’t like at all but removing them seems to be a issue that lots of people have. It looks like something like you have done would work beautifully.

    September 20, 2021
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  • Susan J

    Love everything about it…..except the missing cabinets in the Loo….where do you store stuff?
    That shower would be a dream for us in our Newmar Kountry Star…..but we do not have enough space to walk around the corner….we are stuck with that angle shower I guess!

    September 20, 2021
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