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Recommended Reading: Warehouse Home Book

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 by

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.

Join us as we visit some of the world’s most inspirational industrial conversions in the debut Warehouse Home Book

Join us as we visit some of the world’s most inspirational industrial conversions in the debut Warehouse Home Book published by Thames & Hudson
Cover image courtesy of Sadie Snelson Architects | Photography by Rory Gardiner

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!

Tom Bloxham
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.”

Fixed to the original, beamed ceiling of the kitchen, the featured motor once formed part of the old service elevator

Fixed to the original, beamed ceiling of the kitchen, the featured motor once formed part of the old service elevator
Bright Common Architecture | Photography by Jaime Alvarez

Terence Conran
Visionary Designer

“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.”

The response to the brief sees a bright, contemporary space punctuated by a monochromatic palette

The response to the brief in this warehouse home sees a bright, contemporary space punctuated by a monochromatic palette
Andrew Simpson Architects | Photography by Shannon McGrath

The Spaces

“Warehouses are among the most highly coveted buildings for conversion thanks to their open floor plans, exposed brick walls, and cast-iron pillars.”

Built in 1867, San Francisco’s Oriental Warehouse was the primary distribution point for the Paci c Mail Steamship Co.

Built in 1867, San Francisco’s Oriental Warehouse was the primary distribution point for the Pacific Mail Steamship Co.
Edmonds + Lee Architects | Photography by Bruce Damonte

The Times

“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.”

Craftsmanship and heritage are celebrated through the original timber beams, offset by a strictly minimalist aesthetic

Craftsmanship and heritage are celebrated through the original timber beams, offset by a strictly minimalist aesthetic
Studio Kyson | Photography by Simon Feneley

Independent.co.uk

“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.”

Architectural Digest share photography before and after the redesign of this old upholstery factory with excerpt from the Warehouse Home book

The brief given for this former upholstery factory was to create a luxury two-bedroom apartment that retained its authentic industrial features
Mark Lewis Interior Design | Photography by Rory Gardiner

This feature was adapted from Warehouse Home Issue Six! Subscribe online and receive your copy hot off the press.

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