industrial Posts

Stone Cold Style.

By: Danielle Cornely

When you think of concrete, a warm and welcoming living space might not immediately come to mind. However, this versatile material can add both industrial edge and smooth serenity to a home.

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This baby block concrete tile pattern creates visual interest behind the simple lines of a double sink.

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A small accent piece, like this pendant light, can add just enough edge to a tame room.

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A simple concrete mantel acts like a picture frame for your fireplace.

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Concrete tubs: smooth, cool, serene. Perfect for helping turn your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary.

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Be bold, do an entire wall. Pair with warm wood tones to keep the room from looking sparse and cold.

Color Obsession: Copper

By: Verena Dalati Salmé

Some people like silver, some prefer gold. But then there’s copper. Offering a refreshing third option to the world of metallic finishes, copper has functional and aesthetic benefits. Lightweight, recyclable, and antimicrobial, it develops a natural patina over time that only makes it more intriguing. 

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Like the industrial look but also want to feature a bit of color? This Metal Bell Pendant from Pottery Barn totally gets you. Pairing copper with rope makes it beautiful with a little bit of edge.

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The Real Good Chair from Blue Dot is pure genius, with laser cut fold lines that allow you to set your own perfect angles. It’s a sleek, chic statement piece that’s sure to impress.

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Copper and marble: a match made in heaven. The appropriately named Zen Collection from Watermark uses classic materials in a modern yet elegant fashion.

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The edgy Cole Stool from Madegoods can be used indoors or outdoors. We suggest both.

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Think a single statement piece isn’t enough? How about a statement wall? We love this copper paneled wall featured in the 25 Hours Bikini Berlin Hotel.

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Little details can make a big impact. These copper elbow pipe hooks are easy to DIY and will instantly add energy and style to any space.

A little bit industrial, a little bit glamorous, copper accents are an unexpected way to dress up any space.

Days of Our Lives: My Kitchen Renovation, Episode 2

By: Stephanie Andrews

It’s time for another episode! Before the holidays got started, I began the preliminary stages of my own personal kitchen and bath remodel. Now it’s a brand new year, and I’m diving head first into design decisions for the kitchen. I was inspired by both the Remodelista blog and their new book. They really helped me crystalize my craftsman, industrial, and artisan tastes into a defined look that suits my family. Here’s the idea:

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Inspiration for kitchen design: Amsterdam Loft

1. Dining Wall Accent Sconces. Rensselaer Sconce. Brass & Twisted Red Cord
2. Kitchen Island Barstools. Industrial Metal Adjustable Stool. Raw Legs with Red Seat
3. Kitchen Island Pendants. Factory Light No. 6. Factory Black Steel
4. Kitchen Counter Top. Honed Black Granite
5. Kitchen Cabinet Color. Sherwin Williams. Dover White SW6385
6. Kitchen Island Counter Top. Walnut Butcher Block
7. Kitchen Island Cabinet Color. Sherwin Williams. Rock Bottom SW7062
8. Drawer Knobs. Modern Knob. Chrome
9. Cabinet Pulls. Modern Pull. Chrome

The next step will be drafting the architectural renderings of the cabinetry, including an island with a walnut wood top. Stay tuned for the next installment of “Days of Our Lives: My Kitchen Renovation” to see if I can stay in budget and get the whole family on board with these decisions!