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We’re fans of the (still) trending industrial rustic look, so it was fun to be in an industrial setting for our most recent room photo shoot at the Minneapolis Photo Center – Northwind Warehouse Lofts.
Built in 1885, the building was formerly a sash, door and blind factory. Of course the loft spaces have had some updates since then, but it was so interesting to see all of the character that still exists in the building.
The exposed ceilings, aged brick, and worn concrete, had such a warmth, appeal, and a sense of history that doesn’t typically come with a new space.
And that warmth, character and patina are why, even though many of us will never live in an old factory, we still want to incorporate elements of this style into our homes.
The good news is, the industrial rustic look is an easy one to get creative with, and you can add as much or as little of the influence as you like – even in new spaces!
Use some (or all) of these elements in your space for that industrial rustic influence – it’s all in the mix:
- Reclaimed materials
- Industrial pipe
- Factory windows
- Aged or corrugated metal
- Rustic/industrial furniture
- Aged/textured brick (try this DIY method)
- Industrial lighting
And what is the rustic industrial look without furniture? (of course)
We have a great selection, from simply rustic with a slight influence of industrial, like metal accents, to more literal interpretations of industrial – e.g., aged metal and factory cart wheels.
One of the most literal interpretations we’ve seen in furniture recently is our new Metalworks Wood Gate Queen Bed.
Several of us at the warehouse loft photo shoot commented on how much this freight elevator door looked like the bed, so we snapped a picture just to be sure.
Yep. They nailed it!