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It’s poetic to think that a sleek, sophisticated world of decor has emerged from the raw, clanging factories of the past. Industrial style features mechanical and functional elements. Exposed beams, brick, concrete bases, and cast iron are prominent. The style is charismatic, and it honors the spaces’ history.
- Exposed Edison bulbs
- Metal bar stools
- Crank tables
- Worn leather
- Stainless steel
What’s it all about?
Let’s begin with lighting. Original factories had pendant fixtures with porcelain enameled shades and cast aluminum bulb cages. The look endures today as an on-trend addition to dining rooms, bar areas, bathrooms, and entryways. As you consider other aspects of industrial decor, specific choices are going to make it all work. Rustic wood dining tables, metal chairs, plants housed in vintage crates — these all support an industrial look with a relaxed, modern vibe.
Where can I find it?
- What could be more industrially inspiring than coming to Green Front’s Building 8? Hekman’s pieces have all the elements to infuse your life with industrial style. With GJ Styles, almost every piece uses salvaged wood. Sarreid offers gleaming stainless steel but also celebrates the quieter pleasures of home. Infuse your home with a dash of industrial design sensibility. Our Direct England imported vintage work tables and butcher block islands are must-haves.
- Building 6 is Green Front’s contemporary, mid-century modern, and industrial building. Dovetail has the prefect loft look. District Eight has a fresh take on concrete, iron, and glass. Square Roots provides live edges for side tables, media centers, armoires, and more.
- Discover more industrial pieces like iron crank tables, metal bar stools, reclaimed wood furniture and pendant lighting with Edison bulbs in Buildings 1-4.
Bring it on home
Industrial is first about stripping down to the bare bones. Then add a few vintage, chic, or daring elements. You don’t need to live in a refurbished factory with wood floors and high ceilings to enjoy industrial flair in your home. You do however need to be willing to think creatively. An easy tip for pulling industrial design into your home is to mix old and new materials such as wood and metal. This instantly creates a high resolution contrast and gives visual impact to your space.