I've heard trunk ideas ranging from decorative accents and storage, to actually using the old piece of luggage for travel. As gorgeous as old trunks are, most of the ones I see have interiors that I would never want to store prized possessions in, they rarely offer a useful, level surface for a table, and I most certainly would never haul one on a plane. That's why if find Turquoise's Vanessa De Vargas Lucite artist Jordan Cappella's take on an old trunk is so innovative and appealing. Why not enclose the whole thing in a transparent Lucite box? Their new, level box looks like a time capsule zapped into the modern age, and creates interest in a room the duo decorated for Jennifer Siegel's Office of Mobile Design house in Venice Beach, California.
For more of Vanessa's creations, pick up a copy of my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Powell's.
Feeling a little boxed in -- but in a good way!
The Elegant Thrifter -- Always Frugal, Always Fabulous