Contemporary-style sofas, upholstered in durable Sunbrella fabric, feature aluminum frames and synthetic wicker bases — both recyclable. Two cube-shaped, industrial-style coffee tables were handcrafted from sustainable wood by carpenter David Brown. The yellow chairs provide a nice contrast against the black and white patterned pillows and add pops of color against the brick floor and accent landscaping wall.
Wicker mid-century modern dining chairs make for a surprising but stylish pairing with the rustic wood and metal dining table. White beadboard walls and ceilings lighten up the space and give it a country cottage feel. The round Edison bulb chandelier adds an industrial element that doesn't compete with other pieces in the room due to its airy design.
Modern meets traditional in this urban loft space. A modern accent wall in shades of black and gray creates a separation from the home's other spaces. The structure's existing exposed brick wall brings a historical aura and industrial style. The large sectional sofa is sleek and streamlined, and the coffee table, chair and arc lamp add to the modern theme.
A custom table by Donald Judd and shelves made from Baltic birch plywood are statement pieces in the reception area of an industrial live-work loft in New York City. The red chairs also were designed by Judd. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
In this open dining and living room, the striking two-way fireplace acts as a room divider, and the cool gray concrete creates a modern backdrop. Over the table, glass pendants have an industrial laboratory feel. The stained wood table and chairs and ochre-painted cabinet warm up the space.
Blown glass chandeliers, acrylic chairs and a row of cosmic pendants bring a feeling of lightness to this open, modern loft. Carved from the top floor of a century-old St. Louis warehouse, the 7,500-square-foot loft features 18-foot ceilings, original arched windows and industrial elements like exposed brick, concrete columns and metal piping. The open concept design is ideal for entertaining.
Complementary shades of blue and orange decorate this inspired dining space. Orange carpet tiles by Flor anchor the eating area, which features a long, rustic-industrial table matched with chairs in two metallic finishes, as well as a whimsical outdoor bench repurposed with bold blue paint and custom cushions. A beamed ceiling adds warmth and interest to the space and continues the earthy color palette.
An industrial style lamp brings task lighting above this handsome gray chair to create the perfect spot to catch up on homework, reading, or just relax at the end of the day. A simple round mirror brings light to this corner of the room and plays off the geometric angles and patterns found throughout the space.
Designer Kerrie Kelly's creative juices were flowing when she designed this ultra-cool living room in shades of yellow, gray and white. The room is reminiscent of a 1950's lounge, but with a slightly industrial flair, given the lighting fixtures, table and chairs and whitewashed brick accent wall. The space invites one to sit down, relax and have a cup of joe.
A dining room with gray walls features a long wood table with six wicker chairs. A vase filled with white flowers sits in the middle of the table and three large, framed, black-and-white photographs decorate the walls to give the room a more casual feel. Industrial sconce lights highlight each photograph while floor-to-ceiling windows allow lots of natural light to flood the bright space.
Designer Kerrie Kelly updated this living space with a club-like look using color, texture and modern furnishings. The sitting area, created with four matching accent chairs in yellow and a center coffee table in wood, invites family and guests to gather for good conversation or perhaps a night of games. The cool gray tones of the tray ceiling, industrial light fixtures and whitewashed brick add dimension and contrast against the sleek furnishings.
Even an industrial loft kitchen can don the mantle of an Old World farmhouse with a few simple touches. Here, antique wooden beams replace the existing structural supports, creating an eye-catching element in this vintage-yellow kitchen. For a similar effect, cover boring columns with wood, or use a faux finish to give them a rustic appearance, says author Susan Sully. For an even easier farmhouse-style fix, bring in a rocking chair.
The island countertop in this transitional kitchen features local Alabama white marble, cut to mimic the shape used in the stair railing, eyebrow gables and dining room chairs. The island itself features a rich, dark finish that contrasts nicely with the cool gray cabinetry on the room's perimeter. A mix of traditional and modern elements adds interest to the space, from the leaded glass cabinet doors and apron sink to the industrial-inspired pendants and acrylic-and-metal barstools.
The 21c Museum Hotel of Oklahoma City was built in 1916 as a Ford Motor Company plant, but was later purchased and redesigned by 21c and architect Deborah Berke Partners to create a contemporary interpretation of the building’s industrial heritage. Repurposed materials such as tables made from reclaimed pine, chairs of recycled plastic and neutral hues, with pops of primary colors, span throughout the hotel into the bedrooms.
It’s not surprising to find that art features heavily in this home, a unique loft-style apartment in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. In the living room, a single oversized piece by painter Erin Lynn Welsh stands out against the exposed brick wall, taking full advantage of the home’s industrial stye. A mid-century modern side chair in pale pink and brass was a vintage find that helped to bring the look of the space together.
This eclectic conference room is sure to get the creative juices flowing. A set of padded red doors adds a pop of color to the space, while canned lighting and sconces all around the room provide light. The industrial feel of the building is carried into this room with the metal and concrete conference table and metal rolling chairs, while the faux library wallpaper and photography of San Francisco adds an artistic feel to the space. A large whiteboard spans the length of the back wall so that advertisers can explain and flesh out their ideas in this space.
As rough-hewn and industrial as some loft spaces can be, there’s still ample opportunity to introduce spaces rich in refined style, as designer Hannah Crowell did in this eclectic dining room. “This was a new build that I wanted to give depth and character, so I chose a charcoal grey that pulled a slight bit of purple. I wanted to mix modern pieces (the Wegner chairs) with a farm table and Bryan Nash Gill prints. The Patterson Flynn and Martin rug was custom and took us 6 months to make but it pulled everything together perfectly.”
A clever use of a small footprint, designer Kristina Crestin came up with the idea to put a queen sized bed together with a twin bunk bed, thinking a family could fit into the small space. To the right of the queen bed, a closet holds essential storage. Black pipe fittings provide a safety component to the twin bed, but also add a little industrial flair.
A budget-friendly pine V-groove in a semi opaque wash on a warm grey was chosen for the walls so they wouldn't compete with the barn board ceiling.
The guest room was a great space to have a little fun, pairing some fun, white animal heads with a found vintage chair. Layering elements to add to the story of the space.