Blog/Styling A Vintage Industrial Scheme

in the tube features in this vintage industrial interior scheme

In The Tube by DCW éditions, from £854, Holloways Of Ludlow 

 

black metal and mirrored glass cabinet from tine k home

Metal cabinet with shelves and glass doors, €1,550, Tine K Home

 

 

Here in this living room harsh lines, unfinished surfaces and hard materials appear welcoming when paired with warm ambient light and original timber floors. Converted warehouse or contemporary condo, an inviting interior is something to emulate. Here, we share five tips for achieving this simple, yet modern take on vintage industrial style at home.  

LIGHTING

Offset rustic textures with this iconic design from DCW éditions. In The Tube (pictured above) diffuses a soft, filtered light that can be easily orientated by a movable mesh filter or coloured reflector. A ribbed glass effect hints at elegance while stainless steel and brass complement existing industrial elements. 

THE NEW BLACK

Lightly distressed for a vintage appearance, this tall blackened metal cabinet with glass doors and adjustable shelves (left) is ideal for storage and display. For an on-trend look, the Carrington desk from Hegron de Carle (below) features three metal mesh drawers. Spot it in Warehouse Home Issue Six.

NICE PINS

A modern replica of the original 1940s design - stylish hairpins like these, with a raw steel finish, will slowly patina over time. Hairpin legs are a firm favourite amongst our readers, find out more in Warehouse Home Issue Six.

GET A HANDLE ON IT

Traditional door furniture in gold and brass is a simple yet effective way to leverage a vintage industrial look throughout the home. The Merrick knob from Armac Martin is machined from solid brass and finished with a reeded design.

FLAWLESS FLOORING

Reclaimed floorboards with tones such as brown, orange and yellow add character and warmth to harsher schemes. For inspiration take a look at Encore Reclamation. For a glamours counterpoint, these decorative brass tiles from Quirky Interiors (below) can be used in both the bathroom and kitchen. 

5 pieces you need to channel a vintage industrial interior scheme

1. Handcrafted tarnished brass tiles, price upon request, Quirky Interiors 2. Carrington industrial iron desk, £550, Hegron de Carle 3. Merrick knob, price upon request, Armac Martin 4. Raw steel hairpin legs, from £44 (for a pack of four), The Hairpin Leg Company

 

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