Industrial Living RoomIndustrial Living Room
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As we round the corner into the main living space, the metal finishes change from antiqued gold and brass to various shades of silver, and the drywall gives way to wonderful original exposed brick on the exterior walls.The loft is in downtown Milwaukee in the old Luick Ice Cream Co. garage, which dates to 1922. The unit is a true loft, with exposed ductwork, original brick and quirky imperfections. “I love imperfections,” Wemlinger says. “We wanted to play up to that industrial vibe but juxtapose it with elegance and softness.”She kept the palette neutral to give the eye a chance to rest and to highlight the architecture. At the same time, she added lots of texture to the living area with rugs, textiles, glass, wood and metal. The new dark floors are acacia wood.Two faceted metal light fixtures fill the space between the furniture and the high ceilings — Wemlinger used the same fixture set at two different heights. The pendant lights are slightly amber glass with Edison bulbs. “Simplicity reigns,” the designer says.