Industrial Style: 4 Lookbooks
Pioneered by artists in Manhattan’s SoHo, the conversion of old commercial buildings into private livable spaces became the heart of the industrial style. The industrial style lies in the adaptive reuse and retainment of elements from a building’s past.
When the style heightened in popularity during the late 2000s and 2010s, it became relevant in both urban and rural spaces. Moreover, it became a style that was not exclusively a result of transformed spaces rather a design curated from inspiration.
The industrial design style features:
- worn textures and materials,
- exposed brick or cement walls,
- metal and glass lighting,
- exposed beams and or pipes,
- large open windows, and
- a generally natural color palette.
Although the style has irrefutable characteristics, it remains adaptable and can be combined with other elements to create unique looks. We’ve curated 4 different mood boards to inspire ways you might incorporate the industrial style into your home.
The base of this edgy-rustic look relies on distressed or raw materials like brick or wood complemented with deep, warm, and saturated colors. Adding some cooler colors helps contrast and elevate the whole look.
New York Rise
Achieve an industrial yet elegant look with a fairly neutral palette of contrasting textures and tones. Mix silvers with golds and mesh raw materials like wood and brick with more refined materials like glass and metals.