With the news on The Block making a big return to the television, we could not be less than excited. Earlier this year, Channel Nine found the perfect home for this season's contestants: an industrial soap factory in Port Melbourne. The building's aged yet Art Deco inspired facade is already a stunner; layers of symmetrical lines create an interesting texture upon the rustic walls. The doorway itself appears like a carved sculpture. Inside, there's a spacious lobby with revolving doors and a grand staircase with long windows, letting one bask into the view of the city skyline. Wood panelling and artisan steel detailing showcase an enigmatic aura against the white canvass.
While we are yet to see what the couples are about to do with their respective apartments, you too can start a project of your own, by hailing your inspiration from the marriage of an Industrial and Art Deco interior.
The Art Deco Identity:
Whimsical, elegant and opulent; art deco is a form of interior that showcases the best of the old world--the 1920s. It is bold, confident and flashy, unrelenting in choosing irregular shapes set against a finery of furniture. This glammed-up decor is the stark opposite of the well-loved, minimalist industrial, whose main concept is to strip interiors bare of what is sorely needed, and never mind the frills. Of course, we all know that opposites attract.
Classic vintage lovers adore art deco as it lets them get away with over-the-top accent pieces, moody room tones and uncommon decor placement. A little bit of industrial, however, balances it out, taking away too much of its luxe appeal while making a room cosy enough for a family to enjoy; otherwise, it will look as cold as a museum gallery.
Symmetry and geometry is what makes art deco its own flavour. Shapes are distinct, patterns are strong, and colours are all in bright hues. No small, subtle graphics. Attention is drawn to the space, made busy with various goings-on. In short, art deco is never boring. But contemporary decor requires otherwise. You want to rest your eyes onto something calm, peaceful, and even blank. Something uncluttered by rhythmic motifs and repeated prints. This is where the simplistic persona of industrial decor comes in.
How to easily merge the two designs together? We'll give you a hint: lighting.
Bring Industrial to your Art Deco Interior:
This gold, black and white clad bath is a perfect example of modern art deco. Here, the luxurious, strong gold accents stand out confidently against the light canvass. A chandelier of round, milky glass lights seamlessly forge into the setting. The metallic construction of this lighting is truly industrial, but who would complain when it fits perfectly in the space?
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This highly nouveau inspired room speaks of creativity. The ceiling is filled with floral carvings, creating a delicate charm above. The floor, however, is of grim, hardwood material combined with the moody hues of brown and black. The two paintings provide an artistic escape. Instead of an extravagant chandelier, create an industrial persona by hanging a cage pendant lamp.
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Bring Art Deco to Your Industrial Interior
Thinking of going the other way around? Here, a wooden industrial kitchen gets illuminated by a series of nouveau inspired schoolhouse ceiling pendant. The rustic, countryside charm of this humble little space is made more modern with the help of the milky crystal lights, complementing the white wall.
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Nothing speaks art deco better than a milky glass pendant light. A boring corner turns into a deluxe sanctuary with a highly elegant pendant lighting with a hint of nouveau. It’s a great way to glam up those boring spaces!
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Ready to create a new season of interiors for your home? Try out these Art Deco Industrial looks and discover the beautiful marriage of two different decors.
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Images via Industrial Meets Art Deco Interiors Pinterest board.
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