As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson borrowed 20 square feet from a neighboring bedroom to allow room for a luxurious free standing soaking tub in this newly renovated master bath. Hanging above the tub, a black and white vintage-style portrait adds dramatic industrial flair to the neutral space.
Look closely at these bookcases and note that they’re built on industrial disc casters, designed to be beautiful and practical office/room dividers. They’re literally colorful, moveable walls. Hanson Hsu of Delta H Design Inc. designed them with both form and function in mind. The shorter, higher shelves hold smaller books, which are lighter. The middle three shelves hold standard-sized binders and/or medium-sized books, while the very tall lower shelves are for large-format art, architecture and photography books, which can be heavy and cumbersome, therefore easier to handle down low. These bookshelves are constructed of walnut and have a frosted Plexiglas backing so the books don’t fall through.
Enhance the look of any island by adding stylish brackets, or corbels, to support the countertop. Choose weathered wood corbels for a casual rustic touch, or accentuate a traditional kitchen with ornate brackets. Metal supports create an industrial look. To complete the look, add comfort to wooden barstools with cushions or apply nailhead trim to existing stools. In this kitchen, Terracotta Design Build chose chunky, wooden corbels to give this traditional island a hint of rustic texture.
Edgy and industrial: two common words associated with tween and teen room design. Collect used cans and use them to create a one-of-a-kind door wreath by drilling holes into the bottom of each can, then fastening the cans together side by side with twine or rope threaded through each hole. For an extra layer of contrast, wrap fabric scraps around every other can.
The goal with the fireplace was to create an architectural feature with enough visual weight to balance the large scale of the room and trusses. Incorporating industrial and rustic materials, including corten steel, rebar rods and angle iron, was also a key element of the design to tie together the home.The lighting through the pattern casts dramatic shadows across the golden walls, which were upholstered in burlap and then painted over for texture.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson borrowed 20 square feet from a neighboring bedroom to allow room for a luxurious free standing soaking tub in this newly renovated master bath. In addition to the industrial fixtures and decor, a glass shower with a rolling door creates a contemporary look in this now bright and spacious room.
The assortment of fabrics in this eclectic bedroom brings warmth and personality to the space. Designer Sarah Richardson combined industrial and fine elements equally so nothing looks out of place. The dragon fabric on the headboard and footboard set the tone for the room, and patterns with the same color scheme are sprinkled throughout for a look that flows smoothly. Family heirlooms add a cozy touch.
By layering earth tones, loads of texture and mixed metals, designer Judith Balis created a warm and inviting space with a strong hint of masculinity. Touches such as the mesh fronting on the wood cabinets add an industrial element to the contemporary space, and the unique bluestone tile backsplash is at once subdued and a primary focal point in the room.
There's no way to look past the eye-catching art at the heart of this dining room. The piece brings color and vibrancy to an otherwise-neutral design scheme. Industrial-style barn doors and lockers bookend either side of the space; each is utilitarian and art in and of itself. Using stools for dining chairs means more seating space: It's easier to cram more of them under a table, as they tend to be smaller than traditional chairs.
The dining room is a study in minimalism. What makes the aesthetic work are the layers of texture and finishes that keep the eye delighted. In this dining room wood meets iron, meets brass, meets leather, meets sheepskin for a perfectly layered affair. Above the dining table, another piece designed by the couple, vintage lighting that can be found in industrial buildings, was installed. The found pieces were upcycled with the addition of black paint.
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.
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.
A New York City industrial loft was redesigned as a live-work space for a photographer. An entry vestibule leads to a reception area for clients. The walk-in closet connects to a bedroom. American white oak planks are used for the flooring, cabinetry and wall paneling in the minimalist space. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
As part of the McIntyre home transformation in Atlanta, GA, licensed contractor Chip Wade included a pullout pantry for ample storage, an expanding kitchen table for increased seating and a buffet style kitchen layout for prep, cooking and easy cleaning. Many elements were added for ease of use including this expandable table. The design aesthetic mimicked a sleek industrial kitchen, but added natural and warm elements like the tree trunk sink, wood table and brick floors. The transformation also includes open seating area to host family and church members, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.
The Noho Duplex in New York City has street level entry. With the windows on the front exterior of the space, this left little room for privacy in the home's previous design. The homeowners wanted an industrial feel for their home, so they wanted to stick with a more modern design and didn't want the clutter of having to hang curtains to get privacy, so designers created a two-fold privacy plan. First, they replaced the homes existing windows with frosted paned windows to obscure the view from the street. Then, they added custom fabricated, full height, glazed steel bi-fold doors with frosted glass panels to create a sort of "foyer" in the space. These doors are retractable, so once the family is in for they night, they can fold up the doors and enjoy the open spaces in their home.
As seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott designed this living room to match the homeowner’s bright personality. The original cement flooring was stained a warmer color and dark gray paint was added to the walls, while the one wood-clad wall was kept as a feature. The large metal storage unit resembles an old set of lockers, which brings an industrial feel to the space. Two vintage side chairs and an old leather sofa were reupholstered in bright colors and prints, and a star-shaped light bulb installation was mounted on the wall as a finishing touch.
Before the renovation, this loft was cluttered with a limiting layout and the homeowner's business papers scattered around the space. Now, the layout of the room is much more functional. The blue accent wall creates a focal point in the living area of this rustic loft, while the whitewashed cabinet softens the bold, blue color and serves as a functional storage piece for supplies and papers. In the center of the space, the coffee table perfectly fits the design, providing a versatile space for work and play. To help connect the living space with the adjoining master suite, an industrial pendant light and airy curtain give these loft spaces seamless cohesion.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson combined minimalistic industrial decor with warm, mid-century modern elements to create this gorgeous neutral, eclectic living and dining area. She replaced a dark wood banister with sleek glass and filled the space with clean white and warm wood furnishings. An updated wet bar with extra seating and elevated dining area add interest and make the room ideal for entertaining.