Luggage Display for the Travel-Hungry
I like it when practical objects
are used as decorative objects; which is why I wanted to share a single photo with you today for Friday’s short-but-sweet post.
I love this image for so many reasons.
I have seen luggage used as decor before – in fact, I tried to include a beautiful set of three luggages wrapped in linen with large black leather straps and brass buckles in a client’s basement renovation project, but the items didn’t fit in with the rest of the entourage. I think I wanted an excuse to buy them since they were adorable (I found them at Decorium in Toronto) but I opted not to for the benefit of the space (and my client, of course).
Now, if the brown leather luggages (especially the one made from alligator skin in the middle) shown in the photo above were at Decorium, they would be snatched up without a moment’s hesitation – and displayed in my own home since they *still* would not look good in my client’s house.
I love the way Sarah Klassen has used the luggage piled on top in decreasing size for added drama (topped with the tiny notebooks that contrast the colour of the luggages nicely). This photo is oozing with texture – surely the rest of the space (that we cannot see) is too. The crumbling paint on the antique furniture below is a nice contrast to the shiny, tight-cornered leather and the luggage buckles. Just beautiful!
For added effect, the gold leaf leather books, the vintage glass vase and the black and white photograph propped up on display in the background really accentuate the “old world” feel that is present in this space.
I don’t know if I could leave the paper tags on the luggage if it were my own space, but I appreciate how they look in the photo. I love everything about this photo. In fact, I think I have just been inspired to find a set of vintage leather suitcases to display in my home office – since travel memorabilia is on display on every shelf (and at the moment, piled up on the floor too!) the luggage set would be right at home sitting on the top shelf of my bookcase. The only challenge would be to resists filling it and booking another travel adventure…but then again, that is a daily challenge I face anyways, so I think I can manage.
Happy Friday, everyone. Thanks for reading, see you on Monday.
Happy Friday, my dear readers!