Style Ladder

You know that upcycled vintage ladders used in home decor have been recognized as a definite trend when they are satirized by the tumblog Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table.

garden ladder library ladder I confess I’ve jumped on the upcycled ladder wagon too.  The old attic ladder has been painted black and holds books and objects in the library.  A modern steel ladder hides unsightly drains in an awkward corner.

I’ve also seen ladders used as functional decor in French restaurants.  Here is an old ladder holding a menu in a Parisian cafe and as a plant holder in the window of L’Atelier de Edmond, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Alsace.

In homes, vintage ladders have a variety of uses – in the kitchen to hang pots, in the bathroom as a towel rack, in living areas as shelves, in bedrooms as a shoe rack, as a decorative accent over a dining table and in the garden as a plant stand.  There really are some very creative ways to use ladders.  And, as you can see below, a ladder’s versatile style can work with most looks from country cottage to minimal modern.

What do you think?  Is the trend overhyped or charming?  How would you consider using a decorative ladder in your home?

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