We’ve all got a good handle on what makes up the industrial style aesthetic; original brickwork, raw concrete finishes, surface mount electrical wiring and exposed ducting are the familiar subjects of the theme, but what about the many sub-styles? Today we’re unpacking what makes a crisp modern industrial style, how we can colour up a quirky pop art industrial interior, the cool crash of Scandi meets industrial, and a rather more eclectic take on the industrial vibe. Let’s take a look at how these lofts live up to their industrial sub-styles with tag graffiti walls, colour blocked zoning, mezzanine bedroom ideas, inspired kitchens and unique bathroom designs.
Our first focus is on the modern industrial aesthetic, where clean and crisp lines contrast with raw and rugged elements. In this 46 square metre tourist rental in Petergof, Russia, fresh white cladding smooths over an exposed brick interior. A
Small white radiators meld with the simple white baseline, and a solid white
The brick beige and basic white backdrop is shaken alive with the introduction of a mood boosting powder blue dining area. A colour coordinated
A blue graffiti wall complements the dining furniture whilst maintaining an untamed urban street vibe.
The graffiti wall wraps around the corner of the room into the compact kitchen area. What appears to be a
Up on the mezzanine, a glass wall bedroom design receives natural light from the living room’s towering arched windows.
The beautiful blue colour theme returns inside the small bathroom, with solid blue walls and secretive storage unit doors. A deep
Large wall tiles break apart the blue behind the
Next, we move to a pop-art industrial style loft in Moscow. Blue bookshelves create a box frame around the large living room window. A graphic
Yellow bursts lead the eye to the kitchen next, where a bright SMEG fridge contrasts cheerfully against charcoal grey walls.
The yellow element is absorbed into the industrial aesthetic via faux “road markings” painted across the kitchen floor and along the home entryway.
A humorous “stop hunger” message has been stenciled by the fridge door. Pop art unfolds as a comic strip across the kitchen backsplash.
Directional chevrons show the way from the foyer into the apartment.
As we approach the top of the mezzanine staircase, the steps change from unfinished timber to aqua blue painted treads. A cornflower
Dual-colour paintwork camouflages the bathroom door.
Our third sub-style is the Scandinavian industrial combo. An industrial pallet coffee table is adorned with a very Scandi selection of mini trees and a
A planter is set into one side of a rustic dining table; a delicate tree reaches up into the double room height.
Metal dining chairs tie in with the attached
The square balcony has been fashioned into an outdoor room.
A sofa and
Upstairs, a mezzanine closet runs off the glass wall bedroom.
Tonal grey decor and oak flooring creates a calming palette.
The living room pendant lights twinkle just outside the
The narrow bathroom is packed with cool industrial style elements to create an atmospheric retreat.
A slatted shower screen adds a unique touch.
Our final tour takes place in an apartment for a young family, in Minsk, with an eclectic industrial style. Black base notes anchor golden woodgrain accents. A maroon
In front of the maroon sofa, a simple wooden
A black coffee table matches the sleek bookcase.
A small indoor tree gently divides the lounge from the kitchen diner.
Creamy sofa scatter cushions are matched by a chic modern
In the bedroom,
Industrial wall sconces and rustic stools flank the marshmallowy bed.
Concrete walls surround a
A unique towel radiator weaves down the raw concrete wall.