Gypsys, Architects, and Designers

Gypsys, Architects, and Designers
Source: Winkleman Architecture
Source: Winkleman Architecture, Millwork/Cabinetry: Linekin Bay Woodworkers, Design: Vincent Moulton Interiors

Inside a 1959 Chevrolet Viking Short Bus, we see that a small space does not mean a small imagination.

The Moroccan, bohemian style of the interiors reflect the time period of the vintage bus. It’s tastefully groovy while maintaining attention to detail, quality, and function. Dig the colors, patterns, and textures! The bus seats 12 or becomes guest quarters for two (the two benches come together to form a queen-sized bed).

Source: Winkleman Architecture, Millwork/Cabinetry: Linekin Bay Woodworkers, Design: Vincent Moulton Interiors
Source: Winkleman Architecture, Millwork/Cabinetry: Linekin Bay Woodworkers, Design: Vincent Moulton Interiors

Be brave when it comes to patterns and colors, even in a small area, if that’s what your heart desires. Allow some parts of your design to “rest,” like the silence between musical notes, to create a symphony instead of a cacophony. Note the textured but neutral woodwork, from flooring to cabinetry, and the simple ceiling.

Source: Angus Kirk
Source: Angus Kirk

Or not.

Joking aside, there are restful spaces even in this design, such as the seating. The intricate decorations, from the gilding and carving to the porcelain figurines, however, fit the personality and aesthetics of the occupant. That’s the most important aspect of any design.

You can bet that in both the bus and the vardo, passengers carry only treasured and needed things for the journey. Having a small space may mean you have to travel light, but it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.

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Note: The spelling of “gypsys” in the title, instead of “gypsies,” is in reference to Cher’s song, “Gypsys, Tramps, and Thieves.”

Featured image source: Winkleman Architecture. To read more about this fantastic bus, check out the article on Remodelista.



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