Have you seen the latest issue of Where Women Create? I picked it up Monday night at Costco of all places (love that it's 30% off the cover price there). I knew I couldn't pass it up when I saw the FABULOUS studio of mixed media artist Gail Rieke.
I was so inspired by the photo that I just couldn't stop looking at it, thinking about it, dreaming about it. How can I do something like that in my house? Where could I put it? How many suitcases do I already have? Can I talk my husband into building it? All valid questions when one is so inspired, right?
|If you go to Gail Rieke's website you can click on 'studio' and see the full picture or better yet, buy the magazine so you can see at it, as well as more of the space.|
So, I emailed Deb and said, "have I got an idea for Wednesday's blog post...suitcases!"
After that conversation, Deb went on a hunt to find ideas using suitcases in decor (this is really only half of what she found) to share with you today. So, now I am sending you over to Deb so she can show you what she found.
Between Paula and I we have probably close to 45 vintage suitcases, so apparently we like the way they look and all the fun things we can do with them. They serve double duty not only looking good in our houses but they also are a great place to store all our good junk. Here are a few ideas we found that we hope will inspire.
Suitcase painted with chalkboard paint-
via A Beach Cottage
|appropriate start, right?|
Paint the table and suitcase the same color -
A table that uses luggage as a pedestal, genius.
Love this trunk from Restoration Hardware
also from Restoration Hardware
via Rossana Orlandi
I have always love this idea found in a long ago issue of Country Home magazine.
Stacks, stacks and more stacks....
via Creamy Life
via Apartment Therapy
So do you have suitcases in your decor? I am sure we are not the only ones! On Friday we continue our quest for suitcases by showing you how we use them in our own homes in episode No. 2 of Good Junk. See you then!
label by Chelsea Parsons via Jessica Sprague