Decorate Your Space in Steampunk Style

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Steampunk refers to a style of design reminiscent of the industrial revolution. Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic quasi-Victorian alternate history setting.

This style of design is best described as 19th century’s British Victorian era or American Wild West meets Science Fiction.

Steampunk is characterized by the use of steamer trunks, gears, leather, pipes, metal, exposed wiring and edison bulbs. The color scheme is subdued with shades of brown, black, gray and beige.

The Time Machine

Photo Credit: The Time Machine (2002) Dreamworks Pictures

Filmmakers have used Steampunk in set designs since 1954.  Disney’s 200,000 Leagues Under The Sea gave us our first glance into this style of design.

You have seen this design style in more recent films such as: Wild Wild West, Van Helsing, Hellboy, Sherlock Holmes and The Time Machine.

Restoration Hardware

Photo Credit: Restoration Hardware

Steampunk hit mainstream interior decor when Restoration Hardware re-branded after the economic collapse of 2008. Restoration Hardware set out to offer something unique in the home furnishing market and charged “full steam ahead” into Steampunk territory.

Enjoy this collection of uniquely creative Steampunk designs from designers around the world:

Photo Credit: edisonavenue.net

Photo Credit: Bagnato Architects

Photo Credit: Andre Rothblatt Architecture

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Photo Credit: alderandtweed.com

Photo Credit: ironanarchy.com

Photo Credit: desiretoinspire.net

Shop Etsy for Steampunk inspired home furnishings and Build.com for Steampunk light fixtures.

 

Published by HotPads.com June 2014

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