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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Stylish Storage Part 2

As promised in my previous post, I have taken a few snaps of my storage trunks.


At this point these two trunks are living in my wardrobe, the small one fits nicely inside the large one, unfortunately I have no where to display them in our rental.


I do however have a couple of clocks & a spare quilt stored
inside the small one ,so they are still very useful...


I figured it would be a bit of a boring post if I didn't try to at least style them with whatever treasures I could gather from around the house...


So you can experience some of my very own styling & very amateur photography with NO editing...
Please don't judge me tooooo harshly....


don't you just love the Faux crocodile skin...


I love the silver accents...


I have introduced you to this guy before, it is the blanket box that goes at the end of my bed.
Sometime in the future I am going to attempt to make a cover for it so it will look like a buttoned ottoman at the foot of my bed...


At this point it lives under my shorter hanging items in my wardrobe & is filled with all things one would keep in a home office, if there was enough space in the house....

We do have another timber style trunk with a rounded lid like a treasure chest. It belongs in my sons bedroom & is used for toy storage, but at this point it is buried deep in the shed with a lot of our other household goods...

I am looking forward to our dream home  being  built so we can enjoy decorating with  these fabulous storage trunks.

Come on Mr Architect, get a move on with the plan updates, a girl can't wait forever!!!

Hope you've enjoyed a peek at my style!!!
Cheers
Trish xx

9 comments:

Jenny said...

Hi Trish, I can senses the decorator in you trying to be free! Lets hope your house gets underway soon. In the meantime, your decorating shots are lovely! Great trunks and I love those black candlesticks.

Elements said...

I just spotted some beautiful trunks in the Bay leather Republic catalogue and remembered I had to come back and tell you how cool your trunks are....I hope people read the post before they read my comment. I don't want them thinking I am strange, talking about your trunks;)
Great to get a little decorating frustration out on your blog...keep them coming.

laura said...

Hi trish, I just have to say how much I looove that pretty clock!! and dont worry abou the editing; you are your harshest critic! it looks great!
lauraxxx

Cameron said...

I gave you an award today on my blog!!

http://www.ingenuemom.com/2010/07/award-season.html

Erin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the styling of the very long awaited beautiful trunks, you waited such a long time to get them and they are sooo worth it! ;-)

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Hi Trish,

I think you did a GREAT job on these photos. I love your "trunk groupings".

Warmly, Michelle

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain Trish! Our initial meeting with our draftsperson was in FEBRUARY! we are STILL waiting for our final working drawings. In my worst case scenario we would be starting building in August. Snails pace! No! Slower! It is agonising! Hope your plans come along quicker than ours. Look forward to following your journey!
X Briohny.

A Room For Everyone said...

I've just been reading some of your lovely blog and stopped on this post because I just love trunks. I'm waiting for a snazzy one to arrive for the teen bedroom. Yours are just gorgeous, very stylish..Rachaelxx

Anonymous said...

dear trish
your photographs are simple amazing, and your placement is not only stylish but artistic.
keep up the good work, you are definatley an inspiration to me and i hope oneday im as talented as you.
xx Daughter #1

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