As you might have guessed from my post last week, I'm in Italy. I wrote this before I left, so that's assuming all went well with our travel plans. My biggest hope is that the combination of jet lag and the car sickness-inducing Italian driving didn't knock me down for a couple of days like it did during our visit last year. I don't want to have to turn down pesto pasta on my first night there again...Read More
My favorite home décor style is kind of rustic and log cabinish. I love lots of rocks and wood, usually with prints like plaid or old maps. Coming in a close second is industrial, and I do have some of both. At first glance, that might look like oil and water, but when the two styles are put together it actually kinda works. Alongside the rustic in my home you’ll find metal, glass and concrete, and I have a theory on why it doesn’t clash. None of those things are far from where they started and are just as comfortable outdoors as in. Sitting on top of the log trim in my kitchen is the concrete countertop my husband built. You can still see the shape of the tree and the concrete would be just as much at home on the front porch. There’s a simple, almost natural element to industrial that suites the simple, definitely natural rustic style. That, or I’ve just convinced myself it works so I can have what I want.
If you’re new to the industrial look, and would like to give it a trial run in your home before committing to a big project, I think this Industrial Paper Towel Holder from Design Dining Diapers would be perfect for that.
Another low-commitment project is this Industrial Pipe Toilet Paper Dispenser from Operation Home.
If we didn’t already love our half wine barrel for our firewood, I’d be all over this Plumbing Pipe Log Holder from The Cavender Diary. That barrel probably won’t last forever…
I’m not sure I’m as brave as The Owner Builder Network, but I love the look of these Industrial House Numbers. I could see them mounted on a board, then hanging that on the house, rather than screwing them directly into the house itself.
This Industrial Faux Metal Nightstand from Patina Paradise reminds me a bit of an old military ammo box. In my house, that’s a compliment.
This Industrial Floor Lamp from The Shabby Creek Cottage would be perfect for my little corner of the couch where all the embroidery happens.
As I mentioned, we have concrete counters in the kitchen. We also have a concrete hearth in front of the fireplace. What would fit better with all of that than this beautiful Concrete Dining Table from Uncookie Cutter?
I also found the perfect fixture to hang above it – this Industrial Pendant Light from Love Create Celebrate.
Shelving is seems to be one of the most popular ways to bring some of that industrial feel into your home, and I like the combination of wood and metal pipe in this version from Dandelion Patina.
I am in awe of this transformation from plain, ordinary shower door to Industrial Factory Window Shower Door from Bless’er House.
Fun fact: Out of the gazillion times I typed the word “industrial” today, I didn’t get it right on my first try once! Ugh!
I love curating my Friday Favorites each week, and I want to make sure that the talented people who have created these projects are fully acknowledged for their work. Before you pin or share, please click through the link or photo to the originating website. You can also find all the projects each week on my Friday Favorites Pinterest board. Thank you!