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Defunct factories housed galvanized steel, caged glass, porcelain, Edison bulbs and miles of wire, cord and rope. They gave us Industrial Vintage. Its a trend we saw takeoff in the 90’s when the owners of a beautiful barn home near Cross Plains selected pieces to contrast with their ultra modern furnishings and massive skylights. The look absolutely hummed and we began sourcing in earnest. As loft living became ever more popular, we realized this trend is a great bridge for modern and industrial, with its handcrafted re-used materials. Repurposed materials from the 1910’s, to the 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s from old banks, residences and waterfront warehouses are at the core. Imagine what these American industrial sockets and mounts have seen! At home, contrast them with the clean lines of modern furniture, smooth wood, brick walls, and whitewashed or pickled barn board. Sconces on the porch welcome visitors to your modern vintage life. In the kitchen, multiple pendants stand guard over an island outfitted with steel drawer pulls, towel bars and galvanized stools. Use spotlights mounted on the ceilings in the dark spaces to throw shadows and highlight interesting details found in these old lofts. Great chandeliers crafted from reclaimed wood, steel, brass and glass give focus to huge overhead spaces. We are bringing Industrial home. Want to try this idea on? Stop in our showroom and take a closer look at the ever-changing Industrial Vintage collection we’re curating.