Keeping it real with Industrial elements…

Hello friends, you are getting a sneak peek of a few finds just in store as well as some favourite industrial elements. I love using these ‘old school’ pieces – there is something about the robust, utilitarian, no nonsense character that items such as these bring to an interior or commercial space.
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After all these years we still really get a kick out of finding pieces that are pretty untouched like this fabulous 19thC set of drawers, just arrived and so original.  Call us for further details as its not on line yet!elements i love, blog, industrial antiques

Architectural elements too have their own uniqueness, as each piece is different depending on its usage and wear – we love to find old gates with faded paint but still full of colour and texture.  We search far and wide, with years of sourcing we know exactly what to put in the container and what to leave behind. Find other pieces to build around or use decoratively on our online store here   A tip for the website use our Seach bar > Industrial Antiques or Gates & Iron Grilles etc

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Eternally loved by many who build or renovate are arches – arched windows or doors in all shapes, sizes and forms, but particularly in iron. Generally these windows are from 19thC or early 20thC warehouses or churches and vary in condition, but we have the know-how to restore them ready for their next chapter. We have two on the go at the moment, one at the glaziers and another is in the workshop so call us for they are not online yet.

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I just discovered the hashtag #oldbuildingsarecool on Instagram which i used when posting an image of Higher Ground, last weekend in Melbourne. A 19thC power station now an uber cool eating house. I love re-purposed buildings – both this & an old church in Somerset, At The Chapel – have original warehouse windows, and you can see the care taken of the heritage aspects along with clean, cool interiors, perfect match.

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Pressed Metal Panel, elements i loveIn store at the moment we still have a good selection of pressed metal panels –  they are varied in colour, pattern and size. Many clients we work with are looking for textured pieces that balance out newer, cleaner surfaces for hallways & walls. A renovation or new build needs layers, artwork & decorative antique pieces – like this stairwell ~ here i used 9 of our smaller panels to create a wall installation. We loved it and so did the client 🙂 2015-08-03 14.32.58 (2) (1000x924)And if you are looking for a mirror with an industrial edge, find our own Atelier Mirror here hang it landscape or portrait in this size. Inspired by the numerous French mirrors we have had the pleasure of buying and selling over the years – a simple iron frame in a rust finish, houses 9 panels of antique mirrored glass mirror. Timeless.antique mirror, elements i love, blog

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If you need help –  to talk to us about your empty spaces, it’s amazing how with the right elements you can change the mood of a room..

With only a few weeks til our Winter Workshop with Pia Jane Bijkerk – The Alchemage of Assembly – we are gathering some great materials to inspire you. I am guilty of having a few too many keepsakes, but i am excited to use them in a creative way instead of them hidden away in a drawer. I have been experimenting with some 19thC newspapers as a back ground…and I have enough to share with you all on the day. So empty out your drawers, and join us, we still have a handful of places left August 27th 2-4pm,  wine + nibbles by Simmone Logue will be on hand to bring out the creative side of you. Click here to enrol > Workshop 

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That’s all from me until next time, I hope I have given you some ideas to ponder about your interior spaces, some places to see on your next trip to Melbourne or the UK ??
See you at the workshop or in store soon!  x Brooke

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