Top 5 Cre­ative Col­lectibles

Check out Sara Em­slie’s fa­vorite in­dus­trial-style finds.

Cottages & Bungalows - - Idea Notebook -

• Lug­gage

Vin­tage suit­cases and trunks make for great dec­o­ra­tive pieces. Stack a few suit­cases and dis­play them in your main liv­ing room for that vin­tage in­dus­trial look. Use a trunk to store your linens and im­press your neigh­bors.

• Li­cense plates

Cre­ate tex­tured ur­ban wall­pa­per with old li­cense plates. Whether you line them up over your sofa or choose some wall space in the kitchen, they cre­ate an in­dus­trial look any­where.

• Signs

Dis­play vin­tage signs around your home to es­tab­lish a sense of char­ac­ter. Th­ese unique wall hang­ings, whether big metal pieces or flash­ing neon lights, are great dé­cor for chic in­dus­tri­al­ized homes.

• Shades

Sun­glasses are per­fect to dis­play in a book­shelf or on the wall. Find dif­fer­ent types and dif­fer­ent col­ors to spice up your liv­ing room.

• Tailor’s Dum­mies

Unique pieces like tailor’s dum­mies may be hard to come by, but snag them when you can. Dum­mies and man­nequins are in­dus­try props that can trans­port any room into an in­ter­est­ing in­dus­trial era.

mod­ern style will cre­ate a chic and invit­ing space. Em­slie adds, “Layer them on beds and so­fas, or hang them as curtains to pro­vide a soft con­trast to raw brick walls.”

Hav­ing an in­dus­trial-style home does not mean you can’t have a wel­com­ing home. Not only are fab­rics im­por­tant, but also fur­nish­ings should not be for­got­ten. Start small and be­gin to de­fine your own in­dus­trial style. “Ob­jects and im­ple­ments de­signed for use in schools, hos­pi­tals and lab­o­ra­to­ries are great for adding a dash of in­dus­trial style to a bath­room,” Em­slie says. Paint is also a good way to em­body in­dus­try. Black­board, enamel and metal­lic paints will fit per­fectly in your kitchen. Get cre­ative and de­sign your own in­dus­trial home with your per­sonal touch.

Con­trast­ing col­ors like the whites and deep browns of this bed­room cre­ate a sim­ple but beau­ti­fully warm space. Blackand-white fam­ily photos cap­ture the feel­ing of the past.

High stark white

ceil­ings and in­dus­trial ex­posed plumb­ing re­call a com­mer­cial space, but the blue tow­els and blue-and-white shower cur­tain warm up this pris­tine bath­room.

Ur­ban Pi­o­neer: In­te­ri­ors In­spired by In­dus­trial De­sign by Sara Em­slie, pub­lished by Ry­land Peters & Small, © 2017;

ry­land­peters.com.

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