Photo Gallery: Industrial-Chic Interiors
A modern chair in a glossy black finish is the perfect accent in a room with matte hardwood flooring and stark white walls. Industrial-style, wall-mounted lighting like this needs a simple backdrop, so keep walls white or neutral.
With no formal dining room, this condo owner opted for a multipurpose stainless steel island, which can be pulled up to the bench for dining, or left as is for extra cooking space. Stainless steel accents on the bench, cabinets and faucet add to the industrial feel of the kitchen, while pops of colour in the glassware and cushions provide warmth.
This gorgeous live/work home used to be an old workshop in Montreal’s Plateau area. Architect Natalie Dionne bought the bare-bones space and transformed it into her dream home with partner Martin Laneuville. The garage door with windows provides loads of natural light in the winter, and opens to create a patio-like space in the warmer months.
Martin, also a trained architect, found the vintage Lapeyre staircase in a Montreal scrapyard, and made the standing and pendant light fixtures from found objects.
Natalie designed the hardware-free kitchen herself and incorporated sleek accessories to capture a loft aesthetic. Stainless steel appliances and chrome stools contrast with warm wood in the large island, which features a built-in display niche.
White-painted brick walls let the stunning architecture of this space speak for itself. The colour scheme was taken from Regina’s natural elements: wheat-yellow and leaf-green. Vintage film lights and and weathered metal accents contribute to the raw feeling of the loft, while cosy textiles and the fireplace make it livable.
Most of this Regina loft is marked by original industrial elements such as cement flooring and wood beams. The kitchen/dining area was customized with playful apple-green cabinets to add a custom feel to the space.
On the second level, steel wall frames with panels of clear and translucent glass add privacy. To maintain the openness of the space, the staircase was constructed of a steel mesh-screen railing. A skylight allows natural light to flow in year-round.
This Zara Home loft space offers stripped-down appeal. Raw cement walls and exposed wood ceiling beams are balanced with textured bedding, a cosy rug, modern furniture and large-scale art.
This large work table is an example of the new “island” — visually airier with a more durable surface to wash, prep and cook. Plus, this Bulthaup work table is customizable with a walnut and stainless steel surface, sink, cooktop and storage. A gorgeous wood ceiling and Bulthaup shelving adds warmth to the simple space.
Designer Brian Gluckstein used ebony cabinets, brushed metal accents and warm white Calacatta marble for the counters and backsplash in this kitchen. Refusing to give up function for form, he also installed smart shelving on either side of the range for often-used bottles and books.
H&H design editor Stacy Begg infused her loft with pops of colour and texture. The statement runner, comfy chair and patterned cushions add warmth and make the vast space more inviting.
An antler chandelier, shag rug, and Hudson’s Bay throw add a lodge-like, après-ski vibe to a modern loft bedroom with exposed brick and ceiling pipes. A charming mix of floral, trellis and herringbone patterned bedding add a feminine touch.
There’s nothing overly decorated about this predominantly white space, but that doesn’t mean it lacks personality. Open stainless shelves, a professional range and an industrial gooseneck faucet make the room feel like the hub of a high-end restaurant.
Sleek, industrial elements like the metal wall sconces and stainless steel vanity (made from a restaurant kitchen work table) add polish. Sustainable slatted teak flooring, a little wooden stool, and natural sea sponges, meanwhile, offer a calming, spa-like atmosphere.
House & Home calls this look “industrial farmhouse” — a raw space warmed up with farmhouse elements. This kitchen mixes utilitarian features like exposed pipes, stainless steel and open shelving with timeworn walls, drop-front sinks, schoolhouse lighting and fresh white paint.
An ample, custom-made stainless steel island lends an industrial feel to this neutral kitchen. Maple flooring, in the same tones as the walls, runs from the kitchen up the steps to the living room, helping connect the two spaces.
This U-shaped kitchen layout is perfect for a busy family of six, who wanted more prepping counters and casual seating areas for homework and dinners. The glossy blue cabinetry glams up the industrial stainless steel appliances and hardware.
Designer April Tidey balanced her loft’s cinder-block walls and exposed wiring with a warm pumpkin-coloured kitchen wall, sculptural lighting and fun, eclectic accessories.