It’s hard to imagine when planes did not rule the air and cars were the minority to a horse and carriage on the road for traveling. During those more basic times of travel, a trunk was the desirable choice for storing clothing, books and other personal items. The image just popped into my head of the glamorous guests arriving by train to the Biltmore House, footmen in toe, hauling those fantastic trunks behind. Ah…What a life!
Anyway, I have seen a huge surge in trunks as coffee tables, side tables and even as nightstands. I think it is a very clever way to add texture and a handsome flair to a room. See below:
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Above photo From the Pottery Barn www.potterybarn.com