Industrial Lighting

Though I live in the suburbs, I sometimes dream of a downtown loft.  In fact, my ideal would be a converted factory or school house.  I love the idea of the exposed brick walls, worn paint and large windows.  If you share this dream, why not add this style into your current home.

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Don’t go over the top or theme-y, but just a hint of industrial can add some urban attitude to a space.  A little industrial can go a long way.

You can check out stores like West Elm or you can even take a look at your local salvage yard or on Craigslist for industrial elements.

Industrial, as a style, can be tricky to implement.  Let’s look at some examples of how they can be used.

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Here the industrial lights give an otherwise country kitchen an urban feel.

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These bare fixtures add warmth and interest to an otherwise traditional space.

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These frame fixtures add whimsy to a serious space.

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In a bathroom?

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Here are some various lights that I’d consider at least somewhat industrial in style.

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It’s all the rage right now.   Do you like it?  Have you included it in your home?

A little off topic, but, I wanted to acknowledge what amazing readers I have.  Through the move, they have not only been in touch on a personal level, but have offered up contractor referrals should I need them, doctor referrals, real estate agent referrals, have given house negotiation advice and I’ve already gone out to lunch with a few in Austin.  Thank you all!  It really means a lot.

I may have more news on the home front this next week!

kristysig

4 Comments :

  1. I adore adding industrial touches – especially in lighting! I have dreams of a kitchen with lots of industrial touches today – so pretty. And I’m totally with you in dreaming of owning a downtown loft! :)

  2. I do so enjoy a good spot of industrial in a room! It just gives it that fun vintage/unique vibe that you can’t really get any other way! (c: I’ve missed you girl! Hope everything is going good in TX!

  3. Ooh! I want that light in your last pic over the kitchen sink!
    Did you find a house??? So exciting!

  4. I’m so into the industrial light look. I BADLY want to add them to our kitchen. But, dang those bad boys can get expensive!

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