How to Get Industrial Style in Your Space

Tour this stunning Atlanta townhouse full of great ideas for making industrial style work in any space.

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Artwork for Balance

The owners of this Atlanta townhome often select artwork in their world travels. Here, black, white and metallic pieces help carry the home's color story into the living room. The scale of the artwork help ground the two-story space, making it feel more intimate.

A Space-Saving Spiral Staircase

Homeowner Chad Alford had always wanted to live in a New York City loft, so his partner Tomas Frenes designed their townhome in Atlanta's Cabbagetown neighborhood to look like urban buildings in the Big Apple. The design of this living room picks up the architecture's urban edginess—exposed beams, metal ducts—and incorporates them into the look. A spiral staircase leads between the two levels. The barstools and coffee table are metal, the sofa black leather with nailhead trim.

New York City Style, Atlanta Comfort

Custom doors with smoked glass are made to look like the windows on Manhattan buildings, and exposed ceiling beams and ductwork enhance the industrial look.

Get Privacy Without Sacrificing Light

Translucent smoked glass sliding doors close to create privacy while still filtering light into this space off the main living area. The room's primary purpose is as a home office, though it is easily transformed into a guest room by rolling the coffee table to the side and opening the sofa bed. The 1950s vintage book case came from an aviation school.

A Masculine Master Color Palette

Homeowner and designer Tomas Frenes opened the second-floor ceiling in his Atlanta townhome to expose the beams and give the home a more urban look, as seen in the master bedroom. A palette of grays and black create a sexy, sophisticated mood.

Warm Industrial

Surrounded by glass panels and metal accents, this bedroom speaks to its residence's urban industrial influences without sacrificing warmth and comfort.

Chic Leather Banquette

A leather banquette and bench match the urban edge of this kitchen; the oval table fits neatly in the small dining space.

Modern Meets Steampunk in Dining Nook

The owners of this Atlanta townhome wanted a look that married their modern and steampunk style preferences. The steampunk look is especially prevalent in the eating nook, thanks to an ornate mirror frame that was painted black and a leather-covered love seat.

Industrial White Bathroom With Subway Tile

A stickered trunk, unadorned mirror and subway tile walls recall a metro station...the chicest, cleanest metro station ever to come with a walk-in shower.

Funky, Exposed Copper Piping Creates Steampunk Look in Shower

A striped floor and black tiles give this bathroom the chic of a nightclub.

Bring the Drama

Black subway tiles lend elegance and drama to this bathtub.

An Alternative to the All-White Kitchen

Honed black granite countertops and a marble backsplash create a sophisticated, dramatic look in this Atlanta townhome kitchen. Open shelving displays the homeowners' collected dishes and glassware.

Power Up

The owners of this Atlanta townhome both work from home from time to time and love entertaining. A power station with USB outlets is discreetly hidden in the top of the kitchen island and revealed by pressing on the top of it. With the power station accessible, the island becomes a comfortable spot to work or charge cell phones.

Timeless Brick

Thinset mortar, paint and stain were used to artificially age the brick wall in this Atlanta townhome, giving it a more urban feel. The thick, extra long curtains may be drawn to completely block out the natural light, adding to the moody feel created by the warm interior lighting.

Counter Culture

A stained butcher block island creates a gathering place in the Atlanta townhome of a couple who loves to entertain. The wood, brass Bertoia-style barstools and Edison bulbs create warm contrasts to the black and gray finishes in the kitchen.

Think Multi-purpose

A home office is easily converted into a guest room thanks to a stylish sofa bed. The coffee table is made from an item in the homeowner's vintage suitcase selection and was placed on wheels to make it easy to move out of the way.

Perch for a Pooch

Aonghus, an English Bulldog, enjoys the late afternoon sunlight on the balcony at his family's townhome in the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta. A string of lights and a comfortable outdoor-quality love seat make it the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the downtown skyline.

City Sunset

String lights and plants are cozy touches in the midst of this urban setting.

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