Architectural designer Kristen L'Esperance fully utilized each space to give the home maximum functionality. This small bedroom is situated in the private sector of the home, above the garage and wood shop. A truck-themed mural by artist Abby Manock adds a graphic punch of fun, and blue flooring adds a vibrant splash of color.
ChiLantro began as a food truck concept in Austin, Texas. The design concept for the new brick & mortar is all about good food and thought provoking "inspired" conversation.
Keeping the finishes a bit raw, like their journey on the open road in a truck, Kim Lewis Designs used birch plywood, studs, raw steel, white subway tile and orange colored cord pendants to create a simple, yet colorful space. The design is as casual and authentic as the food served.
Give yourself options when storing toys. In this colorful and fun contemporary playroom, movable open bins secured to the wall create flexible and user-friendly storage for stuffed animals and picture books. The open floor space below the bins is smartly used for larger items, including toy trucks.
A charcoal gray sectional is versatile and low-maintenance piece that offers plenty of comfy seating in this open and airy, contemporary living room. A large truck acts as a coffee table and doubles as extra storage which is essential with any smaller space. A gallery wall walls shows off the owners art collection for a personal touch.
The playroom in this space is filled with all the things that little boys love best. Trucks, books and games line the modern cube shelves that add storage to the space, while a modern orange and white table and orange chairs give the boys a place to imagine and create. Natural light from the windows on either side of the bookshelf brightens the space, and the cheetah artwork hung on the wall brings a strong, masculine presence to this whimsical room.
Instead of opening and closing a big, old, clunky, plastic cooler at the tailgate party, pack a wheel barrel in the back of the truck, wheel it a few feet away from the truck, and then fill it with ice and beverages. This will also free up valuable space in the back for serving food or offering guests more spots to sit and relax.
Display your chips and salsa stylishly and effectively by filling a large woven basket or bucket with tortilla or kettle chips and placing a generously sized bowl of salsa next to it. This way guests won't be handling glass vessels as they jump on and off the truck and mix and mingle around the stadium lot.
Rather than serving a traditional, old school wedding meal like chicken and steak, consider unique and interactive food options that express your personal tastes. Hire a food truck that serves tacos or host a more casual pig roast or shrimp boil rather than opting for a fancy plated dinner. It can save you money and your guests will remember it forever!
As the party comes to a close and you and your guests head inside the stadium, give everyone their own tailgate survival kit packed with cold soda, sunscreen, trail mix, napkins and moist towelettes. The kit will also come in handy when the game is over and your squad heads back to the truck for an after-game celebration.