Saturday, July 14, 2012
For today's Steamy roundup I thought I'd focus on steampunk home decor. This is probably the most accessible steampunk area, since even the most conservative non-geeky types tend to like the look of vintage mechanical and/or industrial items worked into their interior design.
Let's start off with Epbot reader Angela E.'s AMAZING new bathroom, shall we?
Angela tells me the room still isn't entirely finished, but I'd say she's well on her way to having the steamiest bathroom of the year. Check out that amazing clock over her equally amazing copper soaking tub:
Dale Mathis, who has several famous furniture designs you may have seen before. Here's a close-up of the clock (titled "Wicked") from his website:
Click on over to Angela's blog for more pics and details - or, if you're like me, to ask if you can move in to her bathroom. I'll even bring my own pillow, Angela! (Btw, have I mentioned that I can practically wash my hands in the sink while taking a shower in my bathroom? No? Consider it mentioned.)
K, rant over, and moving on...
Here's a fabulous idea for upcycling old globes:
And for more stellar upcycled globe ideas, check out this post over on Dishfunctional Designs - so many great designs!
Here's another brilliant potential DIY, this time from the catalog Napastyle:
Kristine over at The Painted Hive posted this brilliant sconce makeover using a plastic safety light cage, if you can believe it:
Prepare for a design-gasm. Then feast your eyes on this industrial piping book shelf, complete with attached lights:
The phrase, "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY" comes to mind.
Here's a positively genius idea for your next steampunk-styled furniture makeover:
I mentioned Melanie R.'s patent prints in a post not too long ago, but I neglected to show off her fabulous steampunk living room. Time to remedy that!
Melanie didn't mention where she got the table or fan, so you guys will have to beg her for details in the comments if you want to know.
And finally, I'll end with the window to end all windows (although the room it's attached to is a bit vanilla):
Doesn't it look like something straight off the Nautilus? Or maybe the luxury passenger car of a dirigible? Add a few giant rivets on the cross beams, put a well-worn circular leather couch in front of it, maybe cover the rest of the walls with shelves and shelves of books... [dreamy sigh]
Hey, John? Can we knock out a wall somewhere and put this window in? Pretty please?
Hope you guys enjoyed the home design goodies! As always, I welcome your photos and finds; just send 'em to me via e-mail or over on the Epbot Facebook page!
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