Happy Friday – I am back from Eire and barely settling in as we leave in two days to trot off to the Highlands. I have some weekend inspiration to share today in the form of these beautiful photos by Benjamin Edwards from Sara Emslie’s new book Urban Pioneer. you will definite;y want this in your interiors book stack!Amongst the 160 beautiful pages of Urban Pioneer, Sara investigates the practice for transforming non-residential spaces into homes, sharing the key details of the look, from exposed brickwork to copper piping and metal roof trusses. Alongside this, discussing the rise in the popularity of industrial design – a style I love and have incorporated into the corners and deco details of our home.Throughout the book, you can explore twelve inspiring and varied real-life homes that showcase the best of Urban Pioneer industrial interiors and living, including chapters called Urban Creative, Urban Boho and Urban Utilitarian. Factories, warehouses, schoolhouses, and a bakery are all beautifully captured by Benjamin while Sara’s words will sway us all into wishing we had a slice of industrial real estate to decorate and call our own. Homes featured here, from top – image 1 Amsterdam home of Anouk Pruim, image 2 the Paris home of Isabelle Roque, image 3 Amsterdam home of James Van Der Veldon, image 4 Amsterdam home of Thomas & Bibi, image 5 Brooklyn home of Stylist Carin Scheve, image 6 Manhatten home of Marco and Rebecca. Urban Pioneer by Sara Emslie (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99)
lizzie smith says
gorgeous book! another one for the list!
Such an incredible and rustic feel. It’s amazing how spaces that previously were tired and rundown can be revamped like this – even integrating aspects of the old design and brickwork. The neutral colour palette is a great choice for this type of interior design and keeps it a very fresh and peaceful space.