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How to Get The Look: Industrial Chic

Design Guides

whitewashed brick wall

We love the look of a chic, industrial, loft-like space. It’s an easy way to incorporate reclaimed wood and brushed-metal pieces into your abode, and it’s a great look for spaces with high ceilings. But if you aren’t currently living in the artist’s loft of your dreams, and you still want that chic, industrial look, then follow our guide for a bit of inspiration.

Brushed-Metal Fixtures

brushed metal dining table

We love the look of brushed metal, and it’s perfect for giving your space a chic, industrial look. But if your apartment doesn’t feature any exposed metal elements, then source furniture pieces that do. In this Sag Harbor loft, we installed an industrial dining table, to compliment the loft’s chic, urban vibe.

Exposed Wood

reclaimed wood dining table

Exposed wood beams and floors are great for creating a rustic look in your home. In this Union Square loftwe used area rugs to cover up the floor sections with bits of damage, and highlighted the sections that were in top condition. And whether or not your space includes exposed wood elements, reclaimed wood furniture is a great way to give your space that industrial look. 

White-Washed Brick Wall

whitewashed brick wall

If you’re looking to give your exposed brick wall a bit of an upgrade, then consider a whitewash treatment. It’s a great way to give the more rustic elements of your home a modern, and chic finish. In this TriBeCa loft, we sourced a collection of grey and taupe furniture pieces, as a way of referencing this whitewashed brick wall.

Pops of Color

home bar soho loft

All-white spaces can get boring quickly, and if you’re trying to get a chic, industrial look then it’s important to maintain a balance of color. We love using bright, solid bursts of color to demarcate different spaces in the home. Check out the bar of this SoHo duplex for a bit of inspiration.

Hang Up Some Art

gallery wall

If you want your home to look like an artist’s loft, then you’re going to need to purchase some actual art. One great way to do this is a gallery wall. Have all of your images in the same style frame, and start by hanging the largest image in the middle, and then working your way outwards. And if you’re looking to get started on your collection, our senior designers love to source pieces from Saatchi Art

It’s All in the Details

reclaimed wood bench industrial chic

Even if you don’t want your entire home to feel like an artist’s loft, adding in chic, industrial pieces throughout the home is a great way to contrast more traditionally modern elements. In the mudroom of this Westchester family home, we sourced a reclaimed wood bench from Crate & Barrel that features brushed metal legs. It’s a look that’s anything but suburban.

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