Industrial styling for renovated factory in Belgium
This loft was originally a factory and was bought by architect, Kevin Nechelput, from AEON Architecture with a group of buyers to convert it into a number of residential lofts. Although the lofts have been substantially remodeled and fitted out with custom made joinery, the architects have retained a strong link to the original factory with exposed brickwork and steel beams throughout. At Interior Classics, we are always looking for innovative interior design and the use of these pallets as a coffee table and shelving in the playroom fit the look of the building perfectly.
The fake grass on the balcony is practical and slightly ironic in the setting, paying homage to the buildings past as a factory. Today it makes a very convenient play area for the owner's young children close to the living area.
More pallets are used as shelving for the kids play area - a fantastic contrast to the polished floors and modern joinery and consistent with the industrial touches through the building.
At the other end of the living area, exposed brick with original paintwork adds lots of character to the room with a unique richness of colour and texture. The exposed wooden beams create extra window seating with an industrial touch and more contrasting colour and texture.
Overall, an interesting project with lots of contrasting styles that complement each other beautifully. The theme of extreme contrasts carries through to the furnishings, particularly the use of pallets which would be cost effective, very unusual and an definite talking point! A great result overall.
Images: Ranny Vergauwen