comfortable and functional

sleeping is so over rated since I have been asleep for the past 40 years. there are quite a few design styles: french country, mid-century modern, gothic, art deco, american traditional, medieval, shabby chic, traditional and english country to name some.

my desire has always been to create a space that is comfortable. when people walk in they feel welcomed by the warmth and atmosphere. mixing wood with metal pieces was key to my quest. well come to find out this style has a name – industrial, industrial living, industrial chic, who new? well everyone but me since i was fast asleep.

industrial design

it is not ony a style but is growing and continues to evolve since the end of the industrial revolution in the 1840’s. Every city has the “warehouse” or “industrial” district that has been or is being redeveloped for artists or entrepeneurs. this is where the trend began that fully developed into a design style.

big examples are: SOHO in new york, SOMA in san francisco, deep ellum in dallas and south park in seattle. these neighborhoods are usually known to have an edge, cool, hip and trendy. this is where creative people gravitate to in order to express themselves. lucky for us they did and the industrial design style was born.

Industrial the Design

key elements of the style:
exposed brick
exposed ducts
exposed pipes
open, no walls as barriers inside
cement floors
exposed beams

now i need someone to tell me what else i missed while i was sleeping. anyone see my abacus?

Industrial Pipe Chandelier

Industrial Pipe Chandelier normally $897, now $634.99
Nothing says industrial quite like these rustic iron pipes. With nine Edison light bulbs, this vintage-inspired centerpiece is sure to add drama to any room.
Chandelier Dimensions 31″ Diam. x 17.7″ H
Ceiling Plate Dimensions 6.3″ Diam.
Total Hanging Length 43.7″
Material Metal
Uses 9x E26 Type S 40W max. bulbs (included)
Installation Hardwire only (professional installation recommended)
UL Listed Parts Yes

Divi Sofa

divi sofa in black normally $1,499, now $1,230
Multifunctional and completely modern, the black Divi Sofa is a study in playfulness and simple, modern design. Convertible to a full-sized bed, the sofa has a 7-inch thick mattress, powder-coated metal frame, and walnut wood legs. Perfect for living rooms and guest rooms that need a hard-wearing, sophisticated, and versatile piece of furniture that’s good for entertaining and for sleeping. 
Sofa Dimensions 82″ W x 35″ D x 31″ H
Seat Height 15″
Bed Dimensions 82″ W x 53″ D x 16″ H
Weight 147 lb
Materials Powder-coated steel, walnut wood, polyurethane foam, leatherette
Care Instructions Do not use household cleaners. Upholstery requires professional cleaning.
Assembly Fully assembled
Converts to a full size bed

Poetic License Chair

Poetic License Chair normally $326, now $289.99
The Poetic License Chair is made to make a statement. A dramatic frame and luxurious leather seat form an indulgent chair. Rich brown leather offsets a creamy white metal frame, resulting in a warm and modern color palette perfect for contemporary settings accessorized with artistic touches.  Dimensions 21″ W x 30″ D x 29″ H; Seat Height 14.5″; Materials Metal, leather; Assembly Fully assembled; Stackable No

Scallop Hanging Lamp
Scallop Hanging Lamp normally $164, now $129.99
Bring the industrial look into your home with this sturdy hanging lamp. Cast a warm glow over your room. Pendant Dimensions 13.5″ Diam. x 11″ H; Cord Length 6′; Material Steel;l Uses 1x 40W bulb (not included)

Pipework and Wood Table normally $324, now $259.99
Add an industrial element with the Pipework and Wood Table. Four elegant legs hold steady while the unique black pipework base rises to a rustic natural wood table top. Place next to a chic and simple linen chair and decorate with your favorite reads and a fresh vase of flowers.
Dimensions 30″ Diam. x 30″ H; Materials Wood, iron alloy; Features Portable

Round Zinc Framed Mirror
Round Zinc-Framed Mirror normally $90, now $69.99
Gaze into a reflection ringed with rustic, rusted galvanized metal. The antiqued finish of this mirror’s frame is an interesting contrast against the mirror’s speckled surface. It’s a compact choice that can be doubled or even tripled for a larger-impact installation. Dimensions 16″ Diam.; Mirror Dimensions 8″ Diam.; Materials Galvanized metal, glass; Installation Wall mount
Note Each piece is uniquely distressed and may vary from image.

lana wood tray
Lana Wood Tray normally $31, now $19.99
Serve your best brunch fare on this decorative wood tray. Side handles make it easy to take from kitchen to table to bed. Unique wood grain and a rich wood tone lend the tray a rustic yet elegant look. Dimensions 21.5″ L x 8″ W x 4.5″ H; Weight 12 lb; Material Wood

Rusted Gear Bookends
Rusted Gear Bookends normally $112, now $49.99
Old-fashioned factory gears add a little industrial edge to your library. 
Dimensions 4.5″ W x 5″ D x 6.25″ H
Material Resin
Includes Set of 2 bookends