Trend Watch: Trunks


House Beautiful, July 08

I’ve seen a ot of retail vendors pushing trunks as furniture these days and thought I’d do a nice little round up for you since I am a fan of the look! Not only do they offer hidden storage (toys, srtack sof magazines you can’t bear to throw out…ahem!) but they add a little bit of vintage whimsy to any space.

This affordable version from Z. Gallerie would make a lovely little side table.

My favorites from WS Home– as side tables, paired as cocktail tables, or the large version as a coffee table! Yes, please.


Pottery Barn mixes it up with an equestrian inspired version and a metal trunk to provide a little glamorous sheen to the trend…


I have a friend who used to have a HUGE vintage LV trunk with a piece of glass on top of it as her coffee table. I die. I saw one at Brimfield last year and tried to convince my dad to buy it as “an investment”- for $8k. :) Can’t blame a girl for trying!

Feelin’ rich? How about this vintage Goyard trunk? Holy gorgeousness, Batman!

A lucite trunk you could fill with shells or any kind of collection for visual punch, from Plexicraft.

I fear that this is actually REAL zebra, which makes me sad, but could there be a trunk that is more “me”? Nope. A bit less of an “endangered species” vibe is found in these cowhide trunks from Mecox Gardens.

I love this colorful antique trunk from Jayson Home & Garden– great at the foot of a bed.

How about this amazing painted leather trunk from my cousin’s shop, with it’s bright blue lining?? A-MA-ZING.



16 comments

  1. I have always had dreams about making a pilgrimage to that “lost luggage” warehouse, where you can buy all of the items people lose during air travel. In my dream, I find a huge vintage LV trunk to take home with me and then live happily ever after.

  2. Oh wow so pretty and so many choices. I love the Goyard trunk. I don’t ever think I could afford, but I did luck out in finding a real Goyard handbag at a thrift shop last summer in orange!

  3. Oh wow so pretty and so many choices. I love the Goyard trunk. I don’t ever think I could afford, but I did luck out in finding a real Goyard handbag at a thrift shop last summer in orange!

  4. I love trunks. They always having me wanting to peek inside them and see what type of treasures are in there.

  5. I like the look of the lucite trunk. Is this the same lucite trunk that “Look” in the South End has on display? I saw it there for the first time and instantly fell in love from first sight.

  6. I did the same thing as Ms. Less-is-more. I found two old camp trunks at an estate sale last weekend for $5 each. Now they’re stacked on top of each other at the end of my couch. They’re old and faded army green. Perhaps my favorite thing was the camp packing list still inside each of them for Camp Longhorn 1980.

  7. I’ve always loved trunks, they’re very functional, beautiful, and classic pieces. Thanks for sharing this, I really enjoyed reading your post.

  8. Trunks do seem to be everywhere.
    I was at Dan Marty Design today. He has created wonderful trunks covered with grain sack fabric. They look fantastic.
    Of course, you can’t go wrong with the classic Louis!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    xo
    Brooke

  9. I love the trunks. They are functional yet stylish. I could really use one to hide all of my daughters toys!

  10. When I travel I am always on the look out for antique trunks…found some incredibly beautiful simple ones at country auctions and magnificent mother-of-pearl and camel bone inlaid trunks in Marrakesh antique stores. I’m still hoping to find a Goyard trunk… for a bargain price. We’ll see.

  11. I really like the use of trunks too. I sure hope it’s not real zebra used for that trunk :(

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