10 Amazing Spaces With Steampunk Style
Everything old is new again when you embrance steampunk style. Check out these artful spaces that have all the eccentricity you can imagine.
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Right out of your favorite sci-fi novel, steampunk is really making an impact. The style was created by science-fiction author K.W. Jeter during the '80s and it's known for its nod to classic Victorian style, industrial elements and fantasy fiction as seen here in this dramatic bar featuring exposed metal, Edison bulbs and vintage black-and-white photos.
It's What's Inside That Counts
Steampunk is about exposing the inner workings of design. Add a touch of vintage steampunk flair by exposing unexpected elements to any room in the house. Custom-fabricated lighting on fabric-covered power cords (wrapped around painted galvanized iron piping) works well with the shower stall grid enclosure.
Concrete floors and columns pair well with metal trellises for an industrial feel in this Mexican restaurant. Heavy wood dining chairs add a touch of rusticity, and hanging plants bring the outdoors inside. A glamorous chandelier provides contrast and plays up the Victorian influences that steampunk is all about.
Bright Red Accents
The bright red sliding doors, light fixture and throw pillows offer a subtle nod to the whimsical side of steampunk that's focused on fantasy fiction. Metal details add to the industrial feel.
Modern Meets Steampunk
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 leather seating.
Custom doors with smoked glass add an urban look to this stylish townhome, and exposed ceiling beams and ductwork enhance the industrial look. Exposed piping and a metal staircase underscore the steampunk vibe.
Hanging in the Balance
Designer Laura Martin Bovard added a Gregorius Pineo chandelier and a Jamie Young steampunk floor lamp to highlight the industrial, modern look the homeowners wished to achieve.
The black, gold, silver and copper on the clock create an industrial look against the traditional white-and-gray shelving unit. The exposed inner workings of the clock are consistent with steampunk ideology.
An antique iron machine base contrasts with the bright, airy vibe in this bathroom. The round silver mirror and white vessel sink modernize classic elements like beadboard walls and a marble vanity countertop.
Functionality Comes First
True steampunk style always puts functionality first. A solid steel dining table with attached seating is designed to withstand anything thrown at it, and the seats stow away to save space.