Retro, Recycled: Furniture Inspired by Old Steamer Trunks

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 - Interior Design

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Many years ago, when most long-distance traveling was done by rail or by ship, the steamer trunk was an essential piece of hardware. Today, furniture

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If you are lucky enough to find a few antique steamer trunks at a flea market or thrift shop, they look fabulous stacked up in the living room, office or bedroom as stylish storage spots. For those of us who aren’t as lucky, Restoration Hardware offers these steamer trunk-inspired storage pieces.

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Taking their cues from the trunks that countless adventurers once packed all of their worldly possessions into, the furniture series called Richard’s Trunks brings a bit of old-world sophistication into the modern home.

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The line of trunk-inspired furniture comes in a variety of finishes, including some metal pieces inspired by vintage aircraft. Other finishes include cigar box-like leather and well-traveled canvas.

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From bedside stands to coffee tables to huge computer armoires, the range includes furniture for every part of the house. If you don’t have the cash to splash out on these designer reproductions, however, you can always check out the flea market and antique store circuit for the real thing.

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