Industrial to Scandinavian Chic

Sometimes you really don’t want to trawl around salvage fairs and reclamation yards to find that perfect piece of furniture.  You may also be time poor, working long hours so are unable to part with those precious down time days reinventing and recycling.  There is a solution however, you can still get that little something different, out of the ordinary, cool.

I have recently come across PIB Home a simple, smart one stop store online, this sleak site is based in France and focuses on high end design with a twist.  PIB categorises in three distinct styles, industrial, Scandinavian and Boho Shabby Chic, each section showcasing these looks perfectly.  No need to trawl through pages and pages of chairs or tables to find the one you are looking for, if you want industrial seating or a pared back classic Nordic  side table then you simply click on that specific category and browse a capsule collection.

I was very taken with the industrial lighting and the Sensilä bench both would work wonderfully well in a modern setting.  Why not mix and match you’d be surprised how much Industrial and Scandinavian design compliment each other if done well.  The contrast is good between both genres.  For instance, take the cool concrete of an industrial loft floor and add a metal chair covered with a warm wool or a sheepskin throw.  A well placed ceramic vase on a glazed surface to rusty metal placed next to bare unpolished wood.  Choose the right textures but don’t over do it, too many different surfaces may overwhelm the space and create clutter. Remember a balance of a few selected pieces and you can’t go far wrong.

I have a love of both looks and one day I will be able to use more of each design ethos in my own home but for now I will collate and sort each style into mood boards for reference and inspiration.

Image 1~5 from here, images 6~9 from here

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