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Thanks to Jenny Williams from Creative Style Interior Design for featuring Canalside Interiors on its blog, The Creative Communique, and in the article Cockatoo Island and Industrial Design.

From Creative Style:

"A visit to Cockatoo Island this February with the Designer Chicks was a real treat. There’s a plethora of original industrial design elements to see, so we felt inspired to write about our private tour and how you can incorporate an industrial design scheme into your home. The island has a history of construction from handmade to machine-made but very few know of its significance...

If you’d like to incorporate Industrial Design into your home, the main elements are: 

  • Oversized open spaces such as lofts and converted warehouses, as this suits industrial furniture that is often oversized too.
  • Architectural features such as exposed timber or metal rafters overhead, timber or concrete floors as well as large windows that let in lots of natural light.
  • Metal, exposed brick and timber in raw or worn forms
  • Furniture that has been repurposed from factories, warehouses or old offices and is made from heavily worn timber, metal or aged leather with interesting details like studs, rivets, and rust marks
  • Colour schemes that combine mostly earthy and metallic colours mixed with dirty shades of green and dark blues, often against a background of ‘white’ and exposed brick
  • If you’re lucky you may find original pieces in antique stores or you can source quality furniture in an Industrial style from suppliers who specialise in this type of furniture, such as Canalside Interiors"


Creative Style interior design that effortlessly tranforms your home....Now that you’re inspired to change your home, the creative support and experience of Jenny Williams ensures you’ll love your home’s new look.