Get the Look: Industrial Chic

When city dwellers began converting abandoned factories and warehouses into loft-style living spaces, industrial style was born. Think weathered wood, stainless steel, concrete, exposed brick, and anything that nods to the country’s industrial history (spools, work desks, and metal chairs). No-frills furnishings with raw, unfinished surfaces and clean lines contribute to the casual utilitarianism of…

Industrial Interiors

Sleek, modern and minimalist. Whilst the industrial look is best suited to converted industrial buildings such as warehouses and loft style apartments, this look can be adapted to other interiors. Key colours are black, grey and white and could be used for upholstery fabric on sofas and chairs. A good idea would be to use…

How To Decorate Your Warehouse-Chic Bedroom

In a stagnant economy, repurposing old buildings such as warehouses into shops and homes is a highly profitable method of renovation. Oftentimes developers can get a bargain on an old building in a prime location that is destined for the wrecking ball. If you are looking to buy or move into an apartment and want…

Interior Decorating Styles – Part Three – The 18th to Mid 19th Century

Knowing your preferred decorating style is the best way to approach a decorating project from a point of knowledge. The information will help you to tackle your own decorating project or to speak confidently to a decorator or designer when communicating your vision for your space. In part three we will look at a few of the…

Mixing Vintage Style With Urban Chic Creates a Modern Retro Look

Mixing vintage styles with newer looks is very “cool” and a popular decorating style today. In some circles phrases like “Urban Chic” or “Fresh Vintage” are used in place of “retro.” It’s still “retro” but a different take on the past when buyers combine “edgy” vintage collectibles with contemporary style furnishings and décor. Others understand…

Rustic Chic Vs Industrial Decor Style

In interior design and home décor, there are many styles that one can choose from. There are the “pure” styles and then the mix-n-match styles. Two of the more common styles are the rustic chic look and the industrial look. Many people think these looks are one in the same. I’m here to explain why…

Industrial Chic – Baumatic Cookers For the Modern Home

Looking for a cooker that adds the finishing touch to a modern functional kitchen? Baumatic range cookers do the job in spades. Baumatic cookers offer the clean lines and shiny steel of the here-to-stay industrial trendy look, whilst retaining a “traditional” high street price and big helpings of useful features. Most modern kitchens strive for…

Industrial Furniture Moves Into Chic Decor

Gaining popularity for non-industrial uses because of the design elements it offers, industrial furniture is moving out of industrial environments and into dining rooms and dens. Making especially big moves in vintage circles, A-frames and wood-backed metal chairs are turning up as dining room tables and antique bar stools. Scissor lift coffee tables are starting…

HOW TO GET THE INTERIOR DESIGN LOOK: INDUSTRIAL CHIC?

We love the look of a chic, industrial, loft-like space. It’s an easy way to incorporate reclaimed wood and brushed-metal pieces into your abode, and it’s a great look for spaces with high ceilings. But if you aren’t currently living in the artist’s loft of your dreams, and you still want that chic, industrial look,…

INDUSTRIAL CHIC – IS IT FOR YOU?

For many years, my husband and I have included a few industrial items in our home because it’s my husband’s favorite style.  (Although, his love of this style didn’t start with home decor, but rather from his love of Steampunk toys!)  We have a beautiful iron and wood industrial drafting table, an adjustable wood and…