Reclaimed furniture, exposed brickwork and an abundance of wood and metal. The industrial interior trend has been a favourite on the design scene for some time and fashion forecasts predict that it’s here to stay – but with a new twist.
Enter Tough Luxe: A softer more opulent version of this rough and ready style so many of us love. The essence remains, with bare concrete, metal and woodwork providing that raw, contemporary appeal but now trend experts are steering away from the cold, hard finish and instead, pairing these somewhat harsh but characterful aspects with the gentle elegance of lush velvets, rich hues and gentle, curved edges. The devil is in the detail with this new angle – the foundations stay very much the same, with wide open spaces and industrial fixtures laying the ground work but with furnishings and accessories creating a warmer (and perhaps, more accessible) sense of luxury.
The industrial interior trend has always been stark by nature, but now we are being invited to enjoy the same pared back, simplistic approach with a wonderfully contrasting edge.