Look We Love: Luxe Industrial
Turn-of-the-century factories and warehouses featuring steel beams, exposed brick, concrete, and mechanical elements may not sound like the chicest form of inspiration but when paired with classic furniture and finishes, the look is one of our current favourites.
We love the juxtaposition of exposed screws, bare light bulbs, and iron frame windows and doors alongside luxe finishes and textures, delicate antiques, and soft accents. Scroll through our slideshow to see what we mean and shop our picks for giving your own space an elevated industrial vibe.
A heavy steel door is softened by this open room’s paneled wood shutters and stunning chandelier. An abundance of natural light makes the space feel fresh and welcoming.
In the office of Nate Berkus Associates, a former warehouse is given a polished look thanks to vintage brass chairs, a marble top center table by Maison Jansen, and classic styling. A metal cabinet and caged light fixture still reference the building’s industrial roots, while pairing well with the softer elements.
Raw wood shelves and desktops supported by iron brackets are matched with a shearling upholstered desk chair and honed limestone flooring, making this workspace at once industrial, modern, and classic.
In this room, soaring ceilings, painted brick, exposed steel beams, and Tolix-style seating all feel very rough, but the high-gloss cabinetry in a soft blue hue elevates the space and provides some unexpected contrast.
Perched on the second floor of a soaring Brooklyn loft, this charming bath is a perfect juxtaposition of rugged, mechanical style and elegant Victorian influences. We love the use of polished brass plumbing fixtures in a home otherwise dominated by iron and steel.
Potentially the definition of industrial luxe, this kitchen features exposed concrete, bare light bulbs, subway tile, and screw top stools. But the space feels far from harsh with the unexpected metallic front on the island, bright light from the undressed windows, and the chic simplicity of the island’s pendant.
Bare bulbs, vintage stools, and worn leather all lend a rough, undone vibe to this corner, but the washed wood paneling in this space adds a dose of contrasting elegance.
An iron vanity with inset marble top and brass frame mirrors with an exposed screw details feel decidedly industrial in this bright bathroom. But the use of a white grout along with the delicate carrera hexagonal tile on the floor keep things polished and elegant.
We love this kitchen’s streamlined white cabinetry and concrete waterfall-style island. Factory pendants in a shade of pale grey further merge the soft and harsh elements in this kitchen.
The bleached wood floors, black frame windows, and the light fixture’s exposed wires give this room a warehouse feel, while soft drapery and a contemporary dining table refine the look.
Elegant antique art and furniture are a stunning contrast to this exposed concrete room, where a wall of paned windows looks into the adjoining space. A patterned tile floor softens the room adding yet another layer of visual interest.
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