Interior Trends: Salvage City

House Proud DesignTrends:

Salvage City

Designers are having fun incorporating weathered and rough repurposed items into interior spaces. Salvaged and reclaimed industrial elements add texture, character and urbanity to a space. Machine parts, reworked metal, reclaimed wood and concrete are paired with new surfaces, furniture and fabrics to build a style that is cool, witty and surprisingly warm.  A salvaged treasure adds a special something and creates a look that is truly one of a kind.

Where To Find It : 
Tables. Old planks. Metal machine parts converted into table bases and legs.
Light fixtures. Rewired factory lighting. Repurposed wire frames and reworked fixtures.
Stone and concrete slabs used for tables, surfaces and architectural interest.
Wall art. Focal points.
Flooring. Rough hewn wood, concrete, new flooring made to look worn.
Gardens. Worn rusty items need little refinishing or refinement.

Earth Inc. booth Interior Design Show 2013.

These Barnboard porcelain tiles from Mettro SOURCE look like weathered planks. 

Custom Industrial Wall Sconces by Eclectic Revival.

Concrete slab coffee table. Montauk Sofa booth IDS13.

The Upcycle ottoman from Style Garage is upholstered using repurposed organic coffee bags.

Aluminum clad dining table by Morba.

Metal Frame chandeliers by FontanaArte. Briant Park Hotel, Manhattan New York.

The 'You Are Here' table/bench by Geof Ramsay uses an urban map to create a custom design.


Edison bulb chandelier by Eclectic Revival.

Tour Table by Gae Aulenti. FontanaArte.

Wall fountain by Earth Inc. at IDS13.

Reclaimed wood table with inlay at IDS13.

Lighting creation. Metropolis display IDS13.

Fire wood holder. Earth Inc. booth IDS13.

Industrial pendant light dating from the 1950s from a gas factory in Oklahoma. Eclectic Revival Vintage Lighting.

'On Ramp' reclaimed aluminum quilt by Dave Hind. Liss Gallery.

Use recycled, interesting salvaged pieces in a space and tell a story.

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Interior Trends 2013: Waterways

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