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Looking for industrial interior design style inspiration? Melrose Market in Seattle's uber-hip Capitol Hill neighborhood is a collection of artisanal market stands and restaurants in a triangular block of storefronts once occupied by two auto shops.
Despite the raw, rusted surroundings, this renovated commercial space is as warm and inviting as any residential living room could ever hope to be, and it's proof positive that industrial, loft-like decor can be both cutting-edge and timeless at the same time.
Hanging warehouse pendant lighting and cozy outdoor barn light fixtures are the de facto lighting choice throughout the place, both outdoors and indoors.
Anchored by the market, an arcade-like space that runs through the middle of it all, the development is frequented by Seattle's digital creative class. A simple Google image search of "Melrose Market" is telling, turning up countless results from personal blogs and photography sites.
Raw and rust-finishes are present throughout. Seating and furnishings are comfortable and range from well-loved plant stands to chic modern bar stools, albeit with rustic or natural finishes. The result of all these industrial accents is a space that instantly has a sense of provenance to it. And it doesn't take much to get the same effect in a room at home:
Carnegie Abbott Cigar Leather Club Chair, Olde Bronze Kichler Mini Pendant Light, Zuo Marius Gunmetal Modern Counter Stools, Barn Wall Urban Metal Outdoor Wall Sconce
The best thing about industrial style? The well-worn look gets better with age, making it easy to incorporate hand-me-downs, thrift store finds, even curbside discoveries. Hey, it's not where you find your home furnishings...it's what you do with them that counts.
Images: Seattle Met, Junebug Weddings, Cool Hunting, Daily Journal of Commerce
Industrial Interior Design: Melrose Market
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