Worldly Wednesday: Industrial interior, yay or nay?
Jeannie Nguyen
August 6, 2013
Are you a fan of the Industrial look? Let us know on today's Worldly Wednesday chat!

What are your thoughts on an industrial interior? Do you currently live in this type of space or have any photos to share? Let us know your thoughts down below and tweet us on Twitter!

I personally love this Ideabook (2nd photo) but I'm not so sure I could live in this space. I wouldn't mind staying there for a week though. ;)

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My Houzz: International Meets Industrial in a Brooklyn Loft
Ideabook: My Houzz: International Meets Industrial in a Brooklyn Loft
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Tammy Tate Kammerer
Nay
1 Like    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 7:20PM
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sharpkl
Worldly and incredible. Beyond my Midwestern comprehension of relating to living there. Maybe in another life. Congrats to homeowner.
3 Likes    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 7:25PM
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kao12
Nay sorry ! I like industrial but this is just too messy
1 Like    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 3:34AM
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carolins
Very much a yay for me :-) I live in what used to be an industrial space and although I sometimes would like to live in a 'normal' house with rooms that make sense, I do love how our home has its own unique features and personality. It forces us to be flexible and creative in how we use the space. So, yes... a definite yay!
3 Likes    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 3:47AM
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feeny
I love industrial interiors! It is one of my favorite styles, and I wish I had a house that they would look good in.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 4:21AM
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indianpatti
I like the industrial look .. a bit too masculine for me though.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 4:35AM
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czangardi
I can't see myself napping on that couch. Not my style.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 5:09AM
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chumly
Love this look! We just did this in our bath! Fun!
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 5:15AM
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swan1234
I love industrial as long as it feels homey too.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 5:25AM
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0825sam
Yay! But for me a little more eclectic

2 Likes    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 5:29AM
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Claire Hatten
Nay. Too messy, cold and cluttered.
3 Likes    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 5:54AM
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Margo
Although not my style- I find this loft fasinating. Books, bikes, photo's, unusual art/decor. I think someone who would live in that room would be an interesting person;)
5 Likes    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 6:04AM
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Rick Alexander
Yes.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 6:15AM
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marr321
Nay. Everything one owns is right there, exposed. No storage unseen. Too cold for my taste.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 6:47AM
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Patricia Keating
I'm torn! Although I love the rawness of an industrial interior, I would love a little hidden storage in this particular space. But how about the tranquility of that bedroom? It's got to be a Yay!
1 Like    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:17AM
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Coastal Styling
yes...nicely done. tranquil, not cold
1 Like    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:27AM
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Sustainable Dwellings
Needs just a little tidying up... it is a great look! ( I'm in the mid-south, I live in a Rustic/Contemporary/Industrial home we are completing... I throw in a little shabby chic) This look is so very comfortable and not claustrophobic like so many traditional spaces... I think large light fixtures are needed.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:46AM
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darla_t
I like some industrial touches, but would quickly get tired of the total look, particularly since it is all square corners and black, white and brown.
1 Like    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 8:03AM
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Pat Hager
I do love this look but for my personal taste I would need a little more color and textures to soften some of the hard edges.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 8:36AM
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Sustainable Dwellings
darla_t... not so. We have all kinds of angles, colors, and levels (spiral stairs-iron-barbwire, etc..) balconies and points of interest... I do know most are kind of boxy.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 8:40AM
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carolannr
Normally, I don't like the open coldness of industrial spaces. But being a visual storage type person, I could see how comfortable this would be to live in. I would hang the bike as art on the wall though.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 8:46AM
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Studio M Interior Design
Absolutely yay! Love this look, especially for an open-plan loft
1 Like    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 8:56AM
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msbreadurf
I agree with Margo C. - Would LOVE to meet whoever lives here. They are bound to be very interesting. As far as me living here though - not homey enough. A little too hard edged.
2 Likes    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 9:49AM
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ptmatthews
I'm a nay. With all the styles in the world to choose from, this is close to the bottom of my list. But I can understand how others would be attracted to it.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 9:58AM
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jen4k5
I say, nay, nay! I already worked in a factory once. Give me the soft looking comfort.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 10:28AM
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Kusum Pokharel
I like to add a few industrial pieces here and there in decor but full fledge industrial decor...umm my be nay.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 12:45PM
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onthecoast1
Looks like my PaPaw's toolshed, but with a sofa in the middle instead of his workbench. I see cluttered, old, messy, cold, with some traditional furniture near a bed that looks like it's being stored in the shed. Just awful.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 12:52PM
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kcory1969
Too cold for me, I too am. Midwesterner and this just isn't appealing
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 12:55PM
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KathrynElizabeth Etier
I love it but I wouldn't want to live with it.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 1:22PM
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soozmacrae
I like to see something different but when it comes to living in it. Nah!
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 2:56PM
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Lisa Skinner
Nay. Pleasant visually but gives no comfort.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 3:54PM
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inpdx
Well-done industrial can work well. This isn't, and doesn't, unfortunately. Very confused and cluttered. Old-lady industrial? (And I say that as a woman in her 60s)
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 5:00PM
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kathar6
with so many conversions of industrial spaces into living spaces in France wher i used to live - because of the cheaper prcie per meter square- I think it is inspiring to work on an industrial style as a background. It can be subtly paired with period furniture or a more boho decoration. I would not myself live in an all industrial environment as i find it a bit too cold, but i really like some of the original features like metallic stairs, brick walls, visible pipes, metallic beam if they are soften by other touches.
3 Likes    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 5:45PM
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tutiq
I do love the industrial look., The creative eclectic choices are endless and it blends so well with many other styles. Who says it has to be purely industrial. If a softer look suits you add some comfy furniture or more color. Adding vintage or modern pieces could solve the storage problem. Decorating styles such as industrial shouldn't be paint by number perfect, put some of your personality in there too.
1 Like    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 5:51AM
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wencon1
Love, love, love it. Maybe it could do with a little editing, but overall terrific. I could definitely live here.
    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 6:57PM
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Sam Shabiyemba
i love to live in an organised place,i love houzz and its decos
    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 6:14AM
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mousemaker
nope :) i am always on the lookout for toe-stubbing, shin-bruising, head bumping things and industrial pretty much fits the bill :) Besides, it's hard enough to dust in a regular? home (not that i do:))
I may be off the rails here but has anyone seen House of Cards? there is an artists' home featured that i found very attractive and it was somewhat "industrial" although it was a bit softer around the edges. More my idea of what that kind of space could look like.
    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 9:39AM
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bunnywanderland
YAY!!! I LOVE this style! I love these spaces so much because they are uber-flexible and really bring out your creativity. My personal take on the style would include more of a juxtaposition between the old and the new, the distressed and the polished, the muted and the vibrant. I find the "bones" of these spaces so charming and warm; the crumbling brick, exposed plumbing/electrical/ventilation system components, factory windows, etc. The high ceilings allow you the opportunity to really have fun building up, creating varying floor heights, hidden storage, and enclosed spaces within the space. Traditional homes just don't lend themselves to this kind of whimsy! :)

And for those who are not endeared to the "everything on display" look - it's optional! Bringing in antique armories to house your books and knick-knacks doesn't take anything away from the industrial look if the space itself is indeed industrial. For me it's predominantly about those "bones". There are many versions of this style and as long as they're well done, I probably love them all.
4 Likes    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 12:37PM
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hampsmom
Love it!
    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 5:59AM
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honeypoppet
sometimes...in moderation
    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:38AM
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