Explore an atmospheric factory conversion

21 Sep

I seem to have developed a bit of a taste for warehouse and factory conversions recently. There’s just something about those huge windows, concrete floors and bare brick walls that speaks to my inner hipster who (very occasionally) tries to get out. This Australian coat hanger factory is particularly lovely – it’s owned by painter Adriane Strampp who has given it a warm atmosphere without it feeling pretentious or losing the building’s rough and ready character.

Two sashes just weren’t enough for this building – has anyone seen triple sash windows in the UK? I can even forgive the ubiquitous Union Jack cushion in amongst this jumble of soft crumpled linen.

The house I grew up in had a cream Aga exactly like this and I’ll always be under their spell. On chilly mornings my brother and I would sit in front of it with our feet on oven door warming our toes!

Perhaps the bare plaster and exposed lightbulb is too minimal for some, but I actually think there’s something quite cosy about this bedroom. Perhaps its those layered linens again..?

Adriane’s painting studio is a short walk from the house. I love the creative chaos of artists’ studios, especially when they also have their own work at home. This ghostly landscape would look perfect above my sofa too.

{all Sean Fennessey via The Design Files}

How do you feel about the industrial look?

One Response to “Explore an atmospheric factory conversion”


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