Get Steampunk’d!

Design Inspiration Quirky / Funky

Since the 1980s there has existed an “ahead-of-its-time” design style and aesthetic that fuses Victorian era England with Sci-Fi fantasy called Steampunk. The juxtaposing of techno-mechanical elements with the repurposing, upcycling, and reusing of vintage and antique pieces, highlights and celebrates what’s possible when we simultaneously reach back to the past and into the future, bringing them together to create something very “of-yet-not-of-this-world”, unique. Just what this girl who’s mad about funky and earth-conscious stuff loves! Yes, it’s all a little bit “out there”, but after checking out these design and decor examples below, I’ll bet you’ll wanna get Steampunk’d, too!

Steampunk bathroom. Top and this photo: Rich Caplan for corenyc.com

Steampunk organ-cockpit-desk with fully operational tri-screen computer. Source: steampunkworkshop.com

Steampunk floor lamp. Source: steelchair53.blogspot.com

Steampunk songbird on wheels. My favie! Source: mullaniumbyjimandtori.com

Steampunk table with cog wheel and pipes. Source: apartmenttherapy.com


Photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).