8.17.2011

{junk in the trunk}


Trunks and vintage suitcases add such a wonderful layer of interest to any space, and even bring a bit of the 'well travelled' look. My mom rediscovered a beautiful large trunk we had stored away for some time, and decided she'd like to use to store letters, notes, & fun little memorabilia ... great idea right? We already found all kinds of great stuff to put in it, like a funny little poem I wrote her when I was 10 years old!! What a pleasure it will be to open and look through it from time to time.

Now the question is how to display this pretty little treasure? Oh, let me count the ways! I searched for inspiration and found trunks and suitcases being displayed as bedside tables, on shelves, as a bar, at the end of the bed, or even as a coffee table!










1913 Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk




Oh, dear .... I think I need to find a couple trunks for myself now!! I love all the display inspiration, and the different materials like lucite & brass. Whether antique or new, I think this look is delish!

7 comments:

David Toms said...

I have an old black steamer trunk I bought years ago at auction for $10 , which is now a coffee table. I wish it were LV!!

Saara {www.varv.ca} said...

Love this post! I just used a huge trunk like in the second photo for my brother's bedside table at our cottage. I love the look!! I also have a gorgeous hump backed antique trunk that is amazing - have to find the right place for it! Really like the white painted options too. :)

diane said...

Love this look myself. All I need to do is find someone who can make me a great stand for it and I can put to good use the old suitcases that store all our family photos. But how cute would that lucite one be full of family photos and momentoes? Like a surprise bag that you could put your hand in and pull something out...and so colorful. Hmmmm......

Danielle Hardy said...

I ADORE the clear and gold trunks.. STUNNING!

Kathysue said...

nancy I was not familar with this designer. I see why you love her so much. she has just the right touch of glam without being over the top. I loved the blue striped chairs. I had to pin that for my family room. Love love that. Fun post thank you for the intro,Kathysue

Sarah MacMillan {Prairie Perch} said...

That brass trunk is fab. Come to think of it, I have an old trunk in my garage... perhaps it could use a coat of paint!

classic • casual • home said...

So practical and attractive!

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