This month is all about utilitarian, industrial, urban style.
There’s a very clear theme running throughout Livingetc’s most popular Instagram posts: the month of June has been all about concrete surfaces and concrete bathrooms, exposed brick walls, mid-century modern furniture in modern industrial inspired interiors.
From romantic sunsets highlighting concrete pillars to concrete shelving in modern bathrooms – and even a concrete bench in the sitting room, to exposed brick walls, Crittall-style kitchen extensions, mid-century inspired furniture and just a few shades of grey, these are the top pictures that have inspired you this past month.
1. DARK KITCHEN
Marble wraps around this modern kitchen island, complementing the marble inset shelving area and adding some luxe to this understated scheme. Notice the Scandi style minimalist side table and flush kitchen storage – but it’s the pops of yellow which really energise the space and give it a sharp, modern look. Photography by Marc Van Praag
2. MODERN VINTAGE
This east London family home was one of the Livingetc House Tours properties that opened its doors to the public on Friday 8th June. Missed it? Explore the full property here to see how one family channels a modern mix of vintage mid-century modern pieces with contemporary design ideas.
3. BOUTIQUE BATHROOM
A cement basin and marble walls give this en-suite bathroom a stylish boutique hotel feel. Encaustic-inspired tiles using the same colour palette adds interest while keeping the look cohesive. Proof that concrete in the bathroom can still look luxe.
4. URBAN RETRO
Mid-century inspired furniture melts perfectly into this pared-back scheme. The concrete surface and reclaimed scaffold boards gives a functional feel while the bamboo nest shades and velvet sofa play with texture. Photography by Paul Massey
5. LIGHT AND AIRY
This light and airy living room oozes relaxed summer living. It’s a fuss-free scheme with an industrial-style exposed lightbulb pendant, minimal furniture, a muted palette and natural materials. The owner left a deliberately uncluttered feel to the space, allowing the original architectural features – like the classic Swedish fireplace – to speak for themselves.
6. URBAN SUNSET
This summer sunset is framed by the striking architectural features of the Six Senses Kaplankaya in Turkey. See more stylish travel inspiration.
7. INDUSTRIAL GLAMOUR
Another one of our Livingetc House Tours properties, this Victorian terrace in north London has drama in its design DNA. There’s certainly nothing tame about this gothic family home, where taxidermy sits among old oil paintings, dramatic wallpaper and a collection of oddities. Explore the whole home here.
9. CLOAKROOM STYLE
10. GOTHIC STORY
Part of our Livingetc House Tours showcase, this dramatic east London home is like a Gothic fairy tale brought to life – with unexpected twists, with angels, insects – and even a unicorn – at every turn.