Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - Janita Singh bril­liant­light­

HOME styling is still look­ing to in­dus­trial spa­ces for in­spi­ra­tion as we seek sanc­tu­ary from the fast-paced world.

Trend fore­caster and in­te­rior de­signer Bree Leech says in­dus­trial de­signs pro­vide a sense of nos­tal­gia — look­ing back re­flects peo­ple’s de­sire to find calm and qual­ity in a hec­tic mod­ern world.

“We see beauty in the in­dus­trial style due to the sim­plic­ity, aged ma­te­ri­als, nat­u­ral patina and wear and tear found in these pieces,” Leech says.

“To achieve an in­dus­trial look, the com­ple­ment­ing decor should fea­ture vintage and rus­tic fin­ishes, such as ex­posed or painted brick, pol­ished con­crete and re­cy­cled tim­ber.

“Keep colour schemes soft and neu­tral us­ing white and green, or go for some­thing dra­matic and moody by us­ing darker blues and greys. For a more mod­ern vibe add el­e­ments such as sim­ple con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture pieces.”

Light­ing plays a big role in in­dus­trial inspired decor, Jac­que­line Hughes of Bril­liant Light­ing says.

“It’s easy to cre­ate warmth in an in­dus­trial-inspired home by know­ing the right light­ing to choose,’’ she says.

Hughes says pen­dant lights are the way to go.

“Al­ter­na­tively, hang ex­posed bulbs on sim­ple fab­ric cords with brass fit­tings.

“Com­bine the old with the new by se­lect­ing in­dus­trial-inspired pen­dants with cut­ting edge globe tech­nol­ogy.

“And use warmer met­als for a whole­some feel.’’

Pic­ture: MIKE BAKER

Get the look with the in­dus­trial-style pen­dant range from Bril­liant light­ing.

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