We currently find ourselves at various stages of completion in our home....
I spent a day looking for Victorian fireplaces last week in order to finally finish our living room, which is almost done apart from a couple of coats of paint.
The loft conversion will, fingers crossed, begin at the beginning of January.
A new kitchen of some sort, probably not the planned extension though, will hopefully begin in the spring.
I've been working this year with wallpaper manufacturer Graham & Brown, discusssing & exploring various design trends....this month I am focusing on the "industrial trend".
If you had told me about five years ago, that I would be considering incorporating elements of this trend into my home, I probably wouldn't have believed you since it can seem harsh & cold, not generally the look I go for in my home.
But industrial can mean all kinds of things....
it can be a stripped back simplicity, greys & dark blues, possibly a neutral palette.
Metallic shades, wallpaper & lighting - all of which I love.
It can mean turning industrial objects such as copper piping, wire or bare lightbulbs into the most fantastic every day items, things of beauty, functional items which both fit in seamlessly & create a talking point.
For the loft I am hoping to leave the walls at either end of the room as exposed brick which I can
then paint white, it's an industrial look that I love.
Our hallway will feature various shades of grey which I've chosen from the Graham & Brown website, they have a fabulous choice...I love grey since it can create so many different moods, be it industrial, Scandi-chic or just simple elegance.
Our house is Victorian so some rooms need to be cosy & warm....
I found two beautiful fireplaces at auction, they arrived yesterday & I am already loving the difference that the cast iron makes, it adds a very different quality to the feel of the room.
I am thinking of interesting industrial style lighting in the kitchen, it will probably be the most modern space in the house, with a large glass wall, white units & plenty of stainless steel.
As with any design trend, it's about adapting it to your own environment....
is the industrial look your cup of tea?
industrial style storage unit via here
basket pendant lights via here
clock & grey paint via Graham & Brown
This post is written as part of an ongoing collaboration with Graham & Brown, all thoughts, opinions & words are my own.