Today we’re talking “industrial chic”. That’s home décor that includes raw elements like exposed brick, pipes and duct work. Furniture and accessories made from materials like galvanized steel or reclaimed wood mixed with concrete or worn textured upholstery combine hard and soft for interesting and often dramatic effect.
Custom frames are also a part of the industrial action. (Read this blog from the past for a look at reclaimed wood frames.) Now let's take a look at metal frames, particularly steel. It's a material that implies strength and longevity which makes it a great choice for wedding photographs or ketubahs. We carry a variety of industrial chic options in different styles and colors.
Here’s an example from a custom manufacturer who uses tubular steel elements that are welded together in different proportions and painted in a variety of shades. The paint is hand-distressed to show some of the rusted raw steel beneath. Perfect for nautical images and all kinds of vintage or contemporary artwork and memorabilia.
This example is actually a wood frame which has been finished to replicate the look of a rusty steel frame complete with imitation rusted rivets. Love the juxtaposition of the tiny delicate painted tea bag birds with the strong industrial frame.
Create a link between centuries-old craft skill and contemporary design with furnishings and frames in blackened iron, bronze, rusted steel, or copper with patinas. This look is equally at home in both modern and traditional homes.