Still Hot: Industrial

Written on August 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm , by

It’s fun to observe what is on the horizon in interior design, what styles have staying power, and what looks are simply trends that will pass.  Industrial chic has been a popular look in design for quite some time with galvanized and oxidized metal furnishings and fixtures popping up in retail stores, and making an appearance in kitchens, offices, and dining spaces.    

 

industrial metal stools in kitchen bhg

 

Cage lighting and open storage units that combine metal framing with reclaimed wood are all the rage, popular in commercial stores for their open display and in restaurants because they introduce a contemporary cool vibe.

 

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Industrial is criticized by some as cold, but when layered with other styles from traditional to cottage, a unique industrial pendant or set of stools make a chic statement in a space.

 

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Layers of texture always add interest to a room and metal surfaces are yet another finish to consider when decorating your home.  If you’re looking to introduce some touches of industrial to any of your spaces, here are a few favorite picks!  

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From top left: Basket Chandelier, Junkyard Lighting, $189; Backless Stool (three colors), Barn Light Electric, $385; Wire Crate Chandelier, Terrain, $1,398; Magazine Rack, Urban Outfitters, $129; Metal Pharmacy Cabinet, Restoration Hardware, $395; Extender Lamp, Hudson Goods, $595; Tabouret Barstools, Set of 2, Overstock, $99; Metal Office Storage, Restoration Hardware, $75; Coffee Table, Hudson Goods, $895; Quindici Metal Cabinet, Napa Style, $1,799; Bar Cart, Clayton Gray Home, $1,105; Aiden Etagere, World Market, $219; Steel Chest, Clayton Gray Home, $4,150

 

Are you a fan of industrial decor?  Do you find these accents too cold or très chic?

 

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6 Responses to “Still Hot: Industrial”

  1. This is just gorgeous. There’s nothing quite like gilded gold next to rusted & worn metals…I find the new “industrial chic” more than comfortable, elegant, and all at once the very best in design come together. Dwell, indeed.

  2. Kate, I love the use of the French Wine boxes in the 2nd photo. I like the clean simple look of it, plus the handles are just perfect.

  3. Agreed Karlin, I keep trying to think of ways to use them in my home too, even just as storage!
    Kate

  4. What is that mug rack thing in the first pic? Love it! Does it have a source, or is it vintage?

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