I am very happy today to start finally sharing with you my Interior Designer side with this project that I managed few months ago. My cousine and her husband bought a very pretty flat in South of France (Marseille) and they asked me to help them with the decor.
They had a precise idea about what they want: industrial decor for the living room area. So let’s go with it!
The living room before…
We were lucky enough to have the open kitchen completely designed with the black/brown/beige color palette which was perfect to make the continuation to the living room with the industrial decor.
We had of course a few inconveniences, as the industrial decor requires big and high spaces with high windows as well (automobile plants of the 19th century aspect). Our living room was not that big/high and contains only one big window: so we had to be careful choosing the sofa for instance which is the main piece of the room: big enough to occupy the back of the room and not that dark to keep the space the most lit.
My principal missions:
My mission was first to study very well the space dimensions, the lighting of the room and of course define the exact color palette that would fit before going shopping for the right furniture.
Then I assisted our happy couple in shopping furniture. For that, we went to Maison du Monde store as we spotted a full collection of industrial decor on their catalogue. We of course didn’t buy everything the same day, but I gave my best tips when it came to choose decorative objects. Just to mention, we needed a gallery wall (different frames) on the top of the sofa, a vintage lamp, a coffee table and a vintage/industrial buffet ( for that we discovered great flea markets in the area , so we had a fun time purchasing some unique items!)
My other task later was to make the right association of all furniture and decorative objects, have the right balance when positioning them in the living room and make sure everything is cohesive: from furniture forms to colors and here is the result : an industrial cosy living room 🙂 Enjoy !