Urban Spaces: Designer Takes on Modern, Minimalist, and Industrial Looks

Though some urban spaces seem casually thrown together, it takes a careful eye to balance all the edgy elements. Here are some of our favorite designer approaches to modern, minimalist and industrial style.

Airy, Industrial Loft

If this two-level loft space by Belmont Freeman Architects feels especially industrial, that's because it is a former industrial building. The expansive feeling was preserved by using a freestanding concrete wall as a partition to separate the master bedroom from the living area.

Subway Tile and Steel

Industrial accents are very popular in kitchens that would otherwise be considered traditional. Here, designer Rebekah Zaveloff kept the palette monochromatic and paired stainless steel appliances and beveled ceramic subway tile for some edgy texture.

Kitchen Minimalism

This Belmont Freeman Architects-designed kitchen is minimalism at its finest. The cantilevered maple bar makes the most of the exposed structural column. The brushed stainless steel counter adds a sleek, industrial touch.

Modern Lines

Thick concrete countertops are a perfect foil for sleek, linear hardware and flat cabinet doors in this modern kitchen by Rebekah Zaveloff. The custom sideboard with a stainless steel top blends in seamlessly and keeps the lines clean.

Concrete Bathroom

If your bathroom is open to your bedroom, as in this modern Belmont Freeman design, it better be appealing. The stainless-steel sink and honed concrete floors are both practical and good-looking.