Philadelphia Penthouse ApartmentContemporary Living Room, Philadelphia
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9. Contemporary collides with rural-industrial in this Philadelphia penthouse. The rusty patina of the galvanized metal chicken coop roof dominates the living room. See more photos: Salvaged Wood Meets Urban Industrial in a Philly Condo
With its clean, contemporary lines and foggy color palette, this residence could easily have felt cold. But the patchwork of corrugated metal on the wall (salvaged roofing from an old chicken coop) adds an undercurrent of character that ties the whole thing together. Who knew rusty metal could be so warming?
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"We wanted to balance out the streamlined contemporary style with some rural/industrial elements," says designer David Fierabend. "Our first question as we approach a project is always, What can we reuse?" In the main living area, galvanized metal from a chicken coop roof adds horizontal bands, rusty patina and an industrial edge to one end of the condo. Rug: Bo Concept; basket: West Elm; lamp: Gilt