A lot of my clients are really digging the vintage industrial look and although they don’t want their entire home looking like a factory from the turn of the century, they are wanting touches of it. I’m not sure if it’s a longing for a time when we could see the mechanics and engineering of things or a love of the angular lines and mixed metals, or if it’s something else entirely. Lighting is an easy way to add some of that industrial romance to your home without it looking overly cold or masculine. I like industrial lighting best when it’s paired with texture. Without it, it tends to feel cold and hard. Because most of these looks use an Edison bulb – the romance and moodiness you can achieve with these fixtures is hard to beat. Think of these lights as indoor Cafe lights – they bring a little bit of party to the mix.
“…We need space that liberates us from terra firma, allowing our spirits to soar and our imaginations to take flight.”
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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