Steampunk is a lifestyle that emulates the Victorian industrial age. People who are into it dress in elaborate costumes that are a mix of Victorian and rock and roll and science fiction. There are tons of web sites dedicated to steampunk, including shopping sights to buy clothing and fashion accessories.
|This is a high end bathroom was by interior designer Andre Rothblatt as seen on Houzz|
Steam power is an important motif in steampunk, and elaborate pieces are created that look like Victorian stream engine machines. Steampunk is filtering down into home decor. Industrial finishes, gears. pipes, and a certain romanticism are the basics.
|Gears. rivets, and industrial metal finishes are key in steampunk decor|
If you saw Martin Scorsese's magical movie "Hugo" you saw some gorgeous steampunk style sets.
|Martin Scorsese's magical "Hugo"|
|This charming kitchen features elements of steampunk by referencing Victoria decor|
|This is a kitchen in New York City that is full out steampunk|
|This refined music room uses a few key steampunk elements via the lighting fixtures, the steel case windows, and the metal cage railing in the loft|
|This game room has the feeling of a Victorian gentleman's man cave - the map is framed in industrial metal fragments|
|Restoration Hardware does a version of steampunk|
Elements of steampunk have gone mainstream. Industrial style furnishings are a part of the design vocabulary universally. You can find steampunk worthy items at all price points, from high to low.
|High end Aviator collection from Restoration Hardware|
|You can make any room with a beige couch steampunk by adding industrial accents|
So what do you think of steampunk? Love? Hate? Yes? No? Would you? Do you?
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