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Real Homes: Inside The Tapestry Building

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 by

This week our search for inspiring industrial interiors takes us to the heart of Shoreditch; London’s vibrant artistic quarter. Home to the creative industries, ramshackle bars and independent shops, Shoreditch was once upon a time characterised by small industry.

Traditional wooden ceiling beams define this space, bringing it's former history to life. This week our search for inspiring industrial interiors takes us to The Tapestry Building

Traditional wooden ceiling beams define this space, bringing it’s former history to life
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It is here, on the doorstep of Spitalfields Market in which we find today’s ‘Real Homes’ story. Built in 1771 by the East India Company, The Tapestry Building was previously used to store exotic imports from India and The Orient. With an imposing facade, as impressive today as it was over 200 years go, this historic address has since transformed into a bustling retail and leisure destination.

The interior boasts a clever mix of character and heritage contrasted by luxurious contemporary finishes. This week our search for inspiring industrial interiors takes us to The Tapestry Building

The interior boasts a clever mix of character and heritage contrasted by luxurious contemporary finishes
Image courtesy of Rightmove

Beautifully presented, the interior boasts a clever mix of character and heritage contrasted by luxurious contemporary finishes and bespoke joinery. As cast iron columns stand strong against a background of whitewashed brick, it is clear the industrial past of the former warehouse has been retained wherever possible. But it’s the traditional wooden ceiling beams that truly define this space, bringing the history of the building to life.

Cast iron columns stand strong against a background of whitewashed brick. This week our search for inspiring industrial interiors takes us to The Tapestry Building

Cast iron columns stand strong against a background of whitewashed brick
Image courtesy of Rightmove

Centrally located, within walking distance of Redchurch Street (London’s unofficial Interior Design district) and Terrance Conran’s Boundary Hotel, this charming, two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is a truly remarkable find.

A gallery of windows punctuate the interior with crisp, natural light. This week our search for inspiring industrial interiors takes us to The Tapestry Building

A gallery of windows punctuate the interior with crisp, natural light
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