Recommended Reading: Warehouse Home Book
Warehouse Home has published a debut book, a global celebration of a new way of living in old factories, printworks and of course warehouses. Its success would seem to suggest this lifestyle is ever more popular. But don’t just take our word for it – we have collated recent reviews. There’s a real turnout for the book.
From San Francisco to Sydney, the debut Warehouse Home book is a global review of former industrial buildings that have, as a result of the imagination and resolve of leading architects and ambitious homeowners, been reimagined for residential use. The final results are often staggering; from minimalist and contemporary spaces to more traditional interpretations, every project is a triumph in its own particular way. The book is, according to leading interiors blogger Kate Watson-Smyth, “a walk through some of the most beautiful warehouse homes you will ever see.” But while we celebrate these remarkable old buildings and the original ways in which they have been transformed, we also provide more specific inspiration for those not perhaps living in warehouse homes but seeking elements of the ubiquitous industrial aesthetic for their home.
While the larger portion of the Warehouse Home book focuses on architectural features, and how they have been preserved and celebrated in every project, there is also a Decorative Details section. It is here that we share essential tips and ideas for how to achieve similar schemes and effects to those showcased in the front half of the book. Jane Rockett and Lucy St George, founders of online emporium Rockett St George, have remarked that “there is so much to be taken from this brilliant book on how to achieve the distinctive industrial style with original home decor tips.” Elle Decoration concurs, describing the Warehouse Home book as a “handy guide to mastering industrial chic.” Now we’ll leave you to form your own opinion!
Chairman, Urban Splash
“With a trend towards urbanisation, these old industrial developments are finding new voices. For me, their unique architectural characteristics, the grittiness of factories and mills, sets them apart as original homes.”
“An absolutely wonderful book – I wish I had thought of it myself! The Warehouse Home book captures the exciting potential of heritage industrial buildings and showcases innovative new ways of modern day living.”
“Warehouses are among the most highly coveted buildings for conversion thanks to their open floor plans, exposed brick walls, and cast-iron pillars.”
“The love affair with industrial chic persists. For many, there is no better way to relax. Now there is a guide to the style movement …You can achieve the results.”
“Industrial interiors inspired by warehouse buildings are proof the owner has their finger on the design pulse… Elements of the style are easy to adopt.”
This feature was adapted from Warehouse Home Issue Six! Subscribe online and receive your copy hot off the press.