posted: November 2016
Airstream came about over 80 years ago with a dream to “offer a more satisfying, meaningful way to travel, without sacrificing the comforts of home”. And when Nigel Stanley, of Hertfordshire-based M&Y Interiors, purchased a 1954 Safari Airstream as a renovation project with his son, he was committed to retaining an authentic 1950s feel while creating a future-proofed home-from-home that would have at least another 70 years of life in it.
So, with this vision in mind, the father and son team decided that only high-quality, durable products would be allowed inside the Airstream’s shiny, polished exterior.
And now, a premium Amtico Signature floor provides the perfect finish for the 1954 Safari Airstream’s kitchen area, alongside newly refurbished, retro Paul Metalcraft kitchen units, a new Husky fridge and luxurious walnut worktops. Nigel commented: “The previous interior was suitable, but we wanted more, so we removed everything and redesigned the internal layout to what you see now. The overall combined effect is a unique, minimalistic feel that meshes retro and contemporary design.”
The Nomad Oak Wood design chosen from Amtico’s Signature LVT collection has a varied grain that’s beautifully complemented by warm creamy greys and a limed finish. Nigel was clear on why choosing a premium floor from Amtico was the way to go for this renovation, which was all about paying care and attention to each and every detail.
He told us: “We chose Amtico for its durability, flexibility, strength and an almost endless lifetime guarantee. It was the perfect match to withstand anything that the ‘off-grid’ style of living that can be achieved with the Airstream could throw at it, or if it was to become a garden office or guest room accessed via a garden. Either way, the Airstream’s floor needed to keep looking great, and be easy to care for, even when muddy feet do walk on it!
“We were so pleased with the Nomad Oak design chosen as it bridged the divide between traditional and contemporary styling that we were after for the interior of the Airstream. This 1954 Safari Airstream really is one of a kind – there were very few made in 1954, and even fewer still exist today.”