8. Look for a modern interpretation of a classic piece. This trunk–turned–coffee table hints at an era long gone when steamer trunks were more predominant. The stainless steel brings this piece into the 21st century. Notice how the patterned stools reflect the geometric pattern of the area rug and wall art, all balanced against the cold reflective surface of the trunk.
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