Monday, September 21, 2015

Wood And Metal: The Twin Elements of an “Industrial” Home

Their unconventional charm, authenticity, and originality have made industrial interiors among the most popular home design trends in the last few years. Converting simple buildings into unpretentious but smart lofts is increasingly the norm for modern home renovations. Why not? The distinct style is revolutionary. Industrial interior design is expected to gain even bigger popularity in the decades to come. 

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Owing to the style’s heavy reliance on metal and wood, earth tones and neutrals have been the popular palettes. Exposed pipes and ducts, wooden tables, metal chairs, stainless steel counters—these are all characteristics of a legitimate industrial home. 

Some residences display machined hood, custom stainless cabinetry, wooden fixtures, and exposed brick walls, which together create the feel of a commercial kitchen. Apart from the rugged aesthetics, the design is also very functional. 

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Industrial design enthusiasts often seek out a metallic feel through the use of colors such as gray and silver. Weathered gray walls enhance the steely look, which adds a unique charisma in the room. The use of wood in most industrial homes, meanwhile, neutralizes the strong visual properties of metallic elements. 

My name is Scott Jay Abraham, an industrial interior designer from San Francisco, California. For more insights on how to make your space even more stunning, follow me on Twitter.