Friday, October 15, 2010
Embracing Industrial Chic
Industrial gadgets line up in my garage and craft area and sometimes make their way into my collage designs. There's nothing like a rusty gear or that locker room wire mesh that can stir the creative juices.
So, I have been experimenting with incorporating this look in my house, which is for the most part durable chic (meaning boy-proof) and part shabby chic.
The really cool found objects in these photos embrace that look without being too over the top. I'm really not sure what the round thing with holes in it is (a bobbin?), but it's really heavy and is quite mechanical looking in nature. The other mesh flower holder doesn't have an industrial background -- it's just a cool spice rack I found at a tag sale -- but I think it provides the look just fine!
Another way to incorporate the industrial look into your home is with the large metal numbers I have shown above. I love the way they look and they work really well with any type of decor. So, there you go, trend-setters, set away.
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