Industrial Vintage Charming

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Furniture Industrial Vintage

Furniture Industrial Vintage

 

Industrial history of the building

Adriane enlisted the help of her good friend and building designer Bohdan Kuzyk because he understood what she was trying to create. “I wanted the second storey to reflect the industrial history of the building while still being clearly a new addition,” Adriane explains. She incorporated recycled timber and building materials, rusted iron and black corrugated iron to achieve this result. “From the outside the upper storey looks a bit like a shipping container dropped on the roof,” she laughs. As well as saving money, second-hand materials come with their own history. Using recycled products also reduces the impact on the environment, which Adriane has kept in mind throughout the renovations.

Kitchen Facilities in house

Kitchen Facilities in house

General feeling of space and light of the building

Adriane has created a relaxing, calm space using a soft palette of neutrals in chalky textures. “I like using a limited palette of natural colours with just an occasional small area of strongĀ colour, such as table and chair set, reclining chairs, the blackboard wall off the kitchen. I wanted to keep the general feeling of space and light,” she explains. Adriane loves to use limewash on the walls. “It looks a bit more aged and gives a sense of depth to the colour and space. A solid colour would look wrong in this building,” she says.
Adriane is currently collecting a mix of recycled floorboards for the bathroom and Lucy’s bedroom. She also found some rusty perforated metal sheets, originally used for drying hops in an old brewery nearby. “I’m going to use them as balustrades on the balconies,” she says. “I imagine the guys that once worked here in the coathanger factory would have got their beer from that brewery.”
The spaceĀ is constantly evolving and Adriane still has plenty of jobs on her to-do list. “I expect by the time the renovation is finished I’ll either be ready to do more with it or start another one,” she says. “Maybe it’s just another creative outlet for me – I don’t think you really clock off as a painter, builder or cook. I’m always creating something.”

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