Don’t ask why, but I love the industrial style residential interiors! I will not bore you too much with words today, instead I’ll just show you some of the most beautiful, cozy and comfortable yet industrial homes I’ve ever seen! I definitely see our home in the same style as the following photos.
What is most striking about this style is that although it may seem austere (when you hear industrial you automatically think of big plants and production sites, right?), it can be combined with chic and lavish items, making it very cozy and suitable for a home.
WINDOW WALLS ALL THE WAY
First up is a former warehouse renovated into a stylish industrial loft by it’s owner, Marius Haverkamp. Check out flow.nu for more of his work. I am just awe struck by this incredible window wall and the luxurious chandelier, not to mention the high ceiling!
[photo© Louise Desrosiers]
The characteristics of the industrial style are the unfinished look of brick walls, exposed pipes and metal on walls and doors, just as seen above.
RICH AND MASCULINE
Here is another take on the industrial style coming from Tiltpixel, a studio of artists passionate about real estate, architecture and art (as they describe themselves). The room is like a men’s only club, very masculine, industrial looking, with a splash of vintage. The big windows allow enough light into the room to save it from the “cave” look, but maintain a sense of mystery throughout the room. When I look at the leather couches and the minimalist table in the front I can’t help but wonder what kind of conversations have happened here. This is the kind of space that inspires the big minds to create even bigger ideas!
The intricate details that make up the industrial style are the small chairs near the bar at the back, the small table on the left side, the exposed ventilation system at the top and the brick walls of course. And somehow it doesn’t feel cold. Do you know what I mean?
LUXURIOUS AND INDUSTRIAL
Remember how I said that you can combine industrial with other items rich in texture and make the entire look a little more cozy or luxurious? Well, the following photo from a Paris residence was brought to my attention by Patricia Miyamoto (from Maison Miyamoto in Antwerp, Belgium), an architect specializing in premier residential and commercial projects. The space encompasses exactly this combination of cold and warm: industrial looking metal door right next to a rich chandelier and modern wooden chairs. Exquisite!
[photo© Bernard Touillon]
Let’s head on to Amsterdam (well, somewhere south of Amsterdam) and admire what was once a church. The space is beautifully transformed into a warm and cozy home, preserving the brick walls and the concrete ceiling. Adding the simple furniture and incorporating a lot of wood makes it very easy to inhabit. It does seem rigid because of the straight lines… very nordic looking… but they are nicely complemented by the round arch above the fireplace. See more photos of this house here: Milk Magazine
[photo© Karel Balas]
REFINED AND INDUSTRIAL
And now la pièce de résistance: the residence on Division Street, Portland, Oregon renovated by Emerick Architects. Hands down the most beautiful industrial home I have ever seen! The stainless steel cabinetry is absolutely amazing; the railings, light fixtures, concrete walls scream industrial design. And what a shock (in a good way) it is to see an elegant sofa and armchairs in such a cold environment. The wooden dining table adds a lot of warmth to the entire space.
You can see the entire renovation process and more photos of this amazing urban loft here: Emerick Architects – Division Street.
[photo© Lincoln Barber]
I don’t know how our home will eventually look like. Hopefully it will look like the photos from above. But we’ll see when we get there. Right now I am just window shopping 🙂