Monday, August 11, 2014

 Home on the Range….

When Mackenzie Edgerton and Blaine Vossler decided to take their print and leather goods company, The Local Branch, on the road, they needed the perfect trailer to make it happen. With four weeks and $3,000, the couple transformed an Airstream trailer into a cozy home and studio that they now live in full-time as they travel the country selling their products.

 “We were both really excited to take on this project, but we had to learn it all, including carpentry and plumbing, as we went,” Edgerton said. “There was a lot of trial and error.”
"Beyond the flat tires, broken window, layers of gross green slime and old wallpaper, we saw potential."  

The couple, crafters at heart and by profession, rolled up their sleeves and applied their signature aesthetic to the trailer’s interior, crafting a space that functioned not just as an inspiring studio, but a genuinely homey house on wheels.

“There is an inherent story and history behind everything we collect,” Edgerton said about their home décor. Their bison skull came from a small trading post in Sedona, Arizona, while their 48-star flag came from a stop in Freehome, Georgia.
The couple now sells their products out of their trailer at craft shows, music festivals and pop-up shops throughout the country. They have also made a point to pick one-of-a-kind décor items for their home from various spots in their travels.  Wouldn't they be perfect for our "Spectacle of American Vintage?"

Serving as home and studio, this gorgeous camper allowed Mackenzie and Blaine’s business, The Local Branch, to get out of town and stretch its roots. Check out all of their travels on Facebook HERE.  “We’ve been all over the country, from San Francisco to Brooklyn, New Orleans to Portland,” Edgerton said. “No matter where we are, we’re always home."

*The preceding story and photos were taken from features done on Design Sponge HERE  and the Today Show HERE.  We discovered them on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with their style. 

 No, they won't be coming to Bella this time, but perhaps next year
Go to their Facebook page and show them some love…and tell 'em Bella sent ya!

Stay tuned


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