5.15.2012

LV DREAM

I never imagined owning a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk was in my future. 
I've always lusted over the idea of incorporating one into my place but knew they were not only rare, but pricy. After years of occasionally spotting them at large flea markets but being discouraged by the price, 
I pretty much put the idea of having one of my own out of my mind.    
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Lucky for me, my dad is an avid antique bottle collector and often participates in auctions around the country. He recently came across one back east who was auctioning the vintage trunk. The trunk was found while cleaning out the home of Oliver Wendell Holmes. After deciding on a price and only having to bid a tiny bit more, I won it via phone bidding! 
Though I don't believe it was actually Holmes' trunk, because the painted initials are different, it is still a charming idea and story, nonetheless. 
I love the way it beautifully stands out next to my Jonathan Adler sofa (which I found for a steal of a price, at a floor piece sale) and black hyde rug. Im going to have to be extremely careful, with drink spills etc, until I find a piece of glass (maybe) for the top. Thank you for helping me locate it daddy! 
 Yes, that is an elliptical machine behind my couch, front and center! 
I strategically placed it near in my office area/ living room and facing the TV, so there is no excuse for me not to work out everyday (well most days)! 

63 comments:

  1. WOW!!! I am so jealous!! and on top of the trunk I also adore your couch and especially the color. We're moving soon & I am on the hunt for a gray sofa!

    xox Vicky

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  2. Tell us how much you got it for!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful. Congrats and enjoy in good health.



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  4. Your loft is so amazing! I always love reading your furniture/house posts :) xx

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Wauw so amazing!! it's so beautiful and it fits perfectly into your place :) XX

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  6. Wow, that is a lovely piece in your decorating! Very classy.

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  7. Awesome find! Congrats on your newest Louis addition! :)

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  8. This trunk is amazing! Dreams come true:) Congratulations!
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  9. Omg your loft is amazing! I love that the LV trunk has a story behind it, it makes pieces have more character :)You have such good taste! xo

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  11. Amazing! Congrats on scoring one..if only I could find one now, too! Love your loft. xocal

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  12. wow! I'm jealous. how amazing :D
    greetings from germany <3
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  13. I love love your trunk! It looks Fantastic in your place!!! Tell us the price!!

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  14. Wow! Lucky you! Your interior is so inspiring me! So stylish! Love it!

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  15. I saw a LV trunk in Germany the other day and wanted to hide inside lol.
    Nice score!

    Good luck with the work out lovely

    xx from Amsterdam

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  16. your place is so charming! love it! xx

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  17. Is really s treasure! I'm happy for you!

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  18. wow! amazing! would love one for my basement :)

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  19. ohh so nice!!! you lucky girl! :)

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  20. woow!! I love it
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Oh that trunk is amazing! You must be so excited, congrats on getting it xxx

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  22. congratulations!!! its awesome :)

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  23. Amazingly done. Love how the space is commingled together! :)

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  24. Stunning! And I love the fresh peonies too - my favorite flower.

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  25. Love it! It would also look great within a lucite trunk...displayed and protected!

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  26. Beautiful! The trunk is gorgeous and it's so you. Love your toss pillows, I saw them at Nordstrom I think.

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  27. The trunk is absolutely amazing! I love it...I grew up with one of those in my parents house ;) well, it wasn't Louis Vuitton but it was the same kind and it was my Grandmother's. Congratulations on your purchase! Alex your house looks super cute, stylish and special! ;) Kisses.

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  28. Your decor is always so inspiring, Alex! And your new vintage LV trunk fits perfectly in with everything... lucky you!

    xo, alison*elle

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  29. Oh how beautiful!!! You finally found a coffee table that is perfectly you!! I do the same thing with my elliptical. Mine is in the bedroom and when I'm usually watching some TV to rot my brain, I guilt myself into using. Thanks for sharing. You are a joy!

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  30. I absolutely love it!!!! This is exactly what I have considered investing in, in a few years. Congrats!

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  31. Lucky you! Of course, I'm longing for one too. I hope to be as fortunate as you one day! They really are so classic and chic. And how I would love to pass it down in my family!

    Cheers, Elizabeth

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  32. Beauty photo's :)
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  33. OMG... so jealous! Such a perfect piece to have in your home. I want!
    Your decor posts are always fab x

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  34. I love your decor posts, you have amazing style!

    The truck fits perfectly with the rest of the room <3

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    xxx

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  35. What an amazing idea and find it looks beautiful! Your entire apartment and view is TDF! Love!

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  36. That is such an amazing idea! I would never even think about putting those two pieces together.. It looks beautiful!

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  37. Seriously, perfection. I love when you post pictures of your loft! Very inspiring.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  38. amazing trunk! i really like your living room! (:

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  39. Where did you get your Moroccan Pouf?

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  40. Love that Jonathan Adler coach but it's just so darn expensive for a coach, my accountant side of me just doesn't understand spending over $4k on a coach! I love that LV trunk though very classy and will last forever!

    Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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    1. Good (for your accountant side) that it´s not for you or your place!:p
      Personally i love alex´s taste & i don´t judge how she chooses to spend her money, but to each his own...

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  41. I like so much this post. Every time better.
    Come to check out my new post, i´m sure you´ll love it!

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  42. Lovely, as usual! I really love your silver Moroccan pouf and I can't believe I missed that before, unless this is the first time you've shown it. Is that Jonathan Adler as well or did you find it somewhere else? Very pretty.

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  43. Hi Alex!!
    I´m thinking about buy an elliptical. Can you do a video with a little information about your elliptical machine??
    I love your living room!!
    XOXO

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  44. Your loft looks great!

    XX,
    Jess

    jessnothinless.blogspot.com

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  45. Oh wow! Such a great buy! That trunk is amazing!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  46. I'm so excited for you that you got this vintage LV trunk! It fits seamlessly into your home's decor and your dad is the sweetest!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  47. Thanks for sharing this!!! I mostly looking forward to those kind of posts of You.Hug

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  48. tolle fotos machst du :)

    mache grade eine blogvorstellungsaktion, vllt hast du ja lust mitzumachen ?
    würde mich freuen :*

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  49. I love the LV trunk! I have always wanted one too..in fact last month I was checking ebay for one of them. Your home decor looks great - yes a glass table top is the best idea I think!

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  50. Oh you lucky lucky lady!!! I'm so jealous!

    Love from South Africa

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  51. CUTE POST!
    LOVE

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    -Amanda Reyes

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  52. Literally just did a post on making a table from anything. One image had a vintage trunk that they used a glasstop on. I love your place and the piles of magazines is so me right now.

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  53. hi! i was just wondering where you got that white lighter by your candle and magazines. it's amazing!

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  54. Nice pictures, Alex! And that LV trunk is INSANE! Seriously. If you ever wanted to see it, you could definitely get a pretty penny.

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  55. where did you get your couch hun? :)

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    1. Jonathan Adler - She mentioned in a video a while ago so got a great deal on it.

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