If you love the open flow and exposed structures of loft-style spaces but don’t happen to live in an actual loft, no worries: It’s easy to give any room in any house an industrial edge. In the living room of a midcentury house, for example, designer Michelle Lord left the ceiling beams beams and metal ducting exposed and hung open shelving created from plumbing pipes and reclaimed wood.
An exposed wooden ceiling beam and earthy green walls contrast with stainless steel appliances, base cabinets, range hood and a serenely lit floating shelf in this contemporary kitchen for a chic design.
With plush furnishings gathered around the huge fireplace, this Southwestern living room maintains a cozy feel despite its grand scale. Exposed brick and wood beams and rough hewn stone evoke a rustic lodge.
Pitched ceilings with wooden beams add grandeur to this master bedroom. An exposed brick accent wall brings texture and interest for a rustic, country feel. Gray and brown tones give the space a cozy vibe.
An exposed brick wall, wooden beams on a pitched ceiling and weathered French doors all add rustic character to this master bedroom. Windows follow the shape of the wall, drawing attention to the room's height.
The main dining area at Il Corso in Palm Desert, Calif., is very accommodating for small and large parties alike. We just love the rugged stone walls, reclaimed wood flooring, exposed ductwork and beam ceiling.