Top 5 Creative Collectibles
Check out Sara Emslie’s favorite industrial-style finds.
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.
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.
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;