Leave it to the cheeky South Africans to create a penthouse trailer park. Matthew McConaughey isn’t the only one enamored with Airstreams; The Granddaddy Hotel in Capetown installed seven airstream trailers on the rooftop and created a trailer park with sweeping views of Table Mountain and beyond. The interior of each trailer was designed by a Capetown-based interior designer and feature décor that ranges from the eccentric to the dazzling. Each trailer is surrounded by a garden and has it’s own US Postal Service-style mailbox out front. The trailer park also features a bar as well as The Pink Flamingo Cinema that screens movies outdoors.
One of my favorite trailers is the Ballad of John + Yoko, designed by Tamsin Relly, Cara Rosa and Chloe Townsend. Three-quarters of the trailer is devoted to the bed so the design invites relaxation and brings about feelings of peace and love, emotions favored by the famous couple. Guests can spread their own messages of love and peace on the trailer’s “creativity board.” A selection of musical instruments are also on hand in case the trailer inspires you to make some music of your own.
Tracy Lynch designed the Love of Lace trailer featuring Lynch’s signature color hot pink. The very glam, girly interior says boudoir, not bordello. It kinda makes me want to slip on a silk nightie, recline and eat bonbons while writing a love letter on perfumed paper.
The Granddaddy collaborated with Freeworld Earthcote paint to design the Earthcote Moontides trailer. The designers wanted to create a “Soul Journey” experience for the trailer’s guests and were inspired by a piece of artwork that says “I am layers.” The journey the designers created is one of textures and tactile experiences featuring mirror and frosted glass, soft, crushed white linens and lots of vinyl. The bedroom walls are upholstered in black vinyl and shapes that resemble luminous jellyfish are layered on top. The design also features grainy black and white photographs that also appear on some of the softer textures. Artist Bridgette Dewberry says “This is kind of like a place where love and magic collide, giving visitors a subliminal feeling of the strands and layers that connect us.”