How to get the industrial look 2015
This trendy factory-style look with raw, unfinished materials and exposed bulbs will continue into next year. It will go slightly more upmarket though as innovations in manufacturing processes turn raw materials into luxurious pieces. Here are my Seven Steps to the Industrial look 2015:
1. Strip the plaster off all or one wall and leave the brick exposed.
2. Ensure furniture and fittings keep within the industrial style. Those that showcase raw materials are perfect, like Heal’s concrete Maya Side Table (shown below). I also love what Lowinfo have achieved with their perfectly crafted concrete basins and worktops. Their Fox basin (shown below) is simply sublime. Another personal favourite is Abate Zanetti’s Caen Lighting Hooks (shown in the feature image), resembling chain links. Use in repetition and set them against a matte grey wall paint or concrete wall for instant stand out and an upmarket nod to the industrial look.
3. Install black aluminium window frames.
4. Use concrete flooring. Concreate Flooring (below) has a superb range in a wide choice of colours and finishes. The concrete has been poured, pressed and left to cure before being kilned. It is a striking, individual effect with ultra-durable qualities.
5. Offset the raw walls and floors with feature items made of metal. Try polished metal worktops, stainless steel shelving or copper light fittings, like Rocket St George’s Rose Copper Light.
6. Use reclaimed tiles to make a feature wall or splash back. Smink Things do an incredible reclaimed tile-look wallpaper called After Lowry (below).
7. To avoid the scheme becoming too grey, use rose and orange tones to complement and accent this look.