For a recent anniversary, my husband and I followed a friend’s recommendation to Kate’s Lazy Meadow at the Catskill Mountains and spent a weekend at a vintage Airstream. Owner Kate’s a part of this B-52s, and that she definitely uncorked some imagination in creating this space-age-cool accommodation experience. We stayed in the Tiki Airstream that was decked out in super fun, kitschy décor. It’s hard not to be pleased once you’re surrounded by colorful Tiki touches everywhere!
Every Airstream at Kate’s Lazy Meadow includes its own theme for a unique, novelty experience. The trailers are parked at a”lazy” meadow with a creek and come complete with a hammock and barbecue grill for an easygoing weekend. You’ll find many bright, trippy patterns of vintage fabric used as curtains and bedding in the Airstreams — the colors pop from the natural forest setting.
The geometric, flashy background at the Airstream’s kitchen complemented the Tiki-style straw curtain below the sink. I’d call the background design”psychedelic cool”
Sure, you probably don’t want to dress a space in kitschy accents from top to bottom (unless if you’re decorating a novelty airstream). But one accent here or there could add a whimsical vibe for your love shack. Hawaiian print pillowcases? So fun.
Here’s the entrance to the Tiki vintage airstream at Kate’s Lazy Meadow. It’s the ideal mural to set the tone for the kitschy-cool space.
Graham & Brown Trippy Wallpaper – $49.99
This geometric background reminds me of this bold, retro background from the Airstream where we stayed. And the color orange matches the retro kitschy style.
Tip: If you’re a renter or you’re intimidated by installing background, try out a geometric patterned stencil — like one of these stencils — for a similar appearance.
Next, a few kitschy finds for your home inspired by my weekend at a vintage Airstream.
Modern Tiki Plant Stand – $52
This modern planter could be at home anywhere with its simple lines. However, it definitely channels your internal Tiki.
Cost Plus World Market
Granite Owl Wind Chime | Fall Harvest| Home Decor | World Market – $14.99
The vintage Airstream needed a windchime out to grab the meadow breeze. Tap into your retro roots with an owl windchimer.
Classic MaiKai restaurant Tiki Mugs by Mylittlethriftstore on Etsy – $28
A couple vintage Tiki mugs are an easy way to add a whimsical twist into your home pub.
Tip: Mix a set of Tiki mugs into a shelving unit with a bookish vibe to bring some fun among most of those hardcovers.
Rice dk Rectangle Melamine Trays – $15
Hello, bright colours. The same as the background over, these melamine plates are extremely patterned with lots of color. These plates feel like a celebration, just like most of the flowery Tiki accents I discovered in the vintage Airstream.
Set of 24 Umbrella Picks in Drinkware – $3.95
It is not a celebration with no fun paper cocktail umbrellas. These whimsical party umbrellas feel right at home in a Tiki, kitschy-style space.
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Next: More Tiki touches