Industrial design is essentially showing the raw elements of a space — it highlights the frame and structure of a room, and these structural elements become the focal point. When designers say “industrial” most people automatically think warehouse conversion, and essentially this is where the design style originated. According to this style of architecture was directly influenced by insurance companies in the 1700s as they tried to mitigate the risk of fire, so they demanded very little ornamentation,
flat roofs with no cavities, open plans, and stairwells isolated. This created the pared back look with things such as pipes, ducting and walls exposed, and as such created what is known as “industrial chic”.

As much as we can all romanticise about owning a converted warehouse, most of us do not have the luxury or opportunity to do so. So, if you love this look you can still marry this style into a contemporary home. This recently completed renovation by Inspired Spaces shows you how that can be done. In this space we have combined industrial features such as metal finishes, timber and rustic finishes with modern, contemporary items. The end result is amazing — all the contractors and trades wanted photos to showcase how a space with exceptional trademanship, clever use of finishes and being game to move away from playing safe creates a unique, beautiful and fully functional home — a place the owners love to showcase to friends and family.