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WINDOW TREATMENTS AND FABRICS
Soft fabrics and sleek window treatments balance raw industrial materials. Luxaflex's
metallic slim Venetians create a chic atmosphere and are available in a variety of new tones
such as silver and champagne. Luxaflex (which is available from Home Trimmings Curtain
Gallery) also has a selection of soft shades called Luminette and Duette. The shades are
floaty and made of translucent linens and sheer metallic fabrics that are perfect for steel
Bring luxurious fabrics and matching stunning wallpapers to the fore with Wortley
Group's Wallpaper and Fabrics range called Tivoli and Glamour that features a mix of
textures and felted fabrics.
An industrial chic interior can provide a clean and unfussy backdrop for furniture that has
a real punch. Trawl antique shops for retro style furnishings that have sleek metal detailing
or are made from wood, metal, glass and have a brass e ect. Timeless designs such as the
Eames armchair or the George Nelson bubble light will look striking against a clean wall.
Materials such as concrete, glass and steel can be softened with a touch of colour. Shades
in rich plums and vibrant greens work well and the latest innovations by Porters Paints (from
Painted Earth in Fremantle) are perfect for bringing the industrial theme indoors. Finishes
include Fresco, which is textured and Pantina, which is an aging product. All of the finishes
enhance an industrial vibe and are ideal for feature areas such as a structurally interesting
wall, entry, fireplace, or even a kitchen splashback. Textured finishes that create an aged
and weathered appearance work well on doors, walls, beams and antique furnishings.
ACCESSORIES AND LIGHTING
Lights are integral for this style and any metal, chrome or glass accessories gets the tick
Metal mesh, wire, tin and brushed steel cone pendants hanging in a row, or huge
oversized dome shapes look stunning in an open plan setting with high-ceilings. Beacon
Lighting's new styles perfectly suit the theme.
Hang pictures of your favourite city throughout the house. Salu Art's new designs
feature the Chrysler Building in New York from a variety of interesting angles. The prints
are available in a variety of cool colours and are screen printed on luxury silk fabrics.
Add a colour boost by using abstract art that has bold colours and texture. Perth artist
David Giles, of Heathcoate Galleries, has a new series called Metropolis which uses vivid
colour to depict the world as seen by Google Earth.
Interior styling and renovations by Essence Interiors.
Simone Gillespie, interior stylist, 0411 348 761, visit essenceinteriors.com.au.
Carpet Choice, Osborne Park, (08) 9444 9955.
Home Trimmings Cur tain Gallery, Osborne Park, (08) 9443 2444.
Beacon Lighting, Osborne Park, (08) 9443 2664.
Salu Art, Mount Hawthorn, (08) 9443 3875.
Wor tley Group Fabrics and Wallpaper, 0418 924 775.
Artist David Giles, 0416 079 204.
Artist Lynne Franke, 0423 102 997.
Painted Earth for Por ter Paints, Fremantle, (08) 9430 5353.
Elite Design Furniture agents, Essence Interiors, 0411 348 761 or 0407 242 545.
COOL DOWN: Fill walls with industrial art that feature interesting cityscapes (Salu Art's new
designs featured above). Clean lines and a mix of metal and wood create a stunning kitchen in a
Mosman Park home - interior styling and renovations by Essence Interiors (top right). Luxaflex
window treatements complement a sleek industrial style home (far right).
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