Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The aesthetic of highly authentic function over form...






























Images American Furnishings

Vintage Indusrial Chic....



Essentially the well worn stools, tables, office furniture, lighting and other goodies from factories and schools, medical facilities, churches, farms and shops.































I love the ingenuity and the re-use of the whole style.
While it certainly is not everyone's
thang...



Their main characteristic is that they were designed to do a job

~Typically with little attention given to their appearance~
And they did it well, surviving all sorts of abuse in the process...And therein lies the charm...


























image courtesy Decorology

Who doesn't love THAT work ethic?!

26 comments:

sealaura said...

I love the mixing of these vintage pieces within a modern room, like in the kitchen pic. The wood table does not look out of place but seems to be in harmony with the rest of the "modern" look of the kitchen. I also lov those barstools.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I do not KNOW what happened to this formatting...the bed image is from marie Clair.

Carry on.

sandra/tx said...

Wow! I love that bed and the arch it sits under.

katiedid said...

Oh! That BED! it is wonderful!!!! I do like this industrial look alot. I almost went for a desk like this.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Yup. Love it doll.

Linda Lou said...

Cool pics as usual-so you do NOT want any any of those books, even though you are the first commenter?? I know it was lame to do this give-away especially when I realized after the fact that you are supposed to pick names from all of your commenters!!! I am so a blogging dummy!!

Linda Lou said...

Ok, Linda, I will leave you with your memories of Mary Engelbreit and your grown up kids!! Have a good night!

Joyce said...

Yahoo... I love the little island in the kitchen, I love the flatbeds on wheels! I want one in our living room! How cool would that be to put a glass top one of them!

Donna said...

Hi Linda! (Do not judge me by my songs!) (LOL)

I loved that bed!!! I love the mix of vintage and modern! It gives such interest to a room...


Donna

teaorwine said...

A number of these vintage style furnishings can be found at Wisteria.com.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Teaorwine...Yes, Wisteria HAS been putting some in their catalog...another higher end...but fun to look at place is www.sonrisa.com.
Joyce....OVE the little flatbed too! especially the wheels!

Katie, Sandra, Donna...The bed and it's surroundings IS gorgeous!!

Laura...I think you saw a kitchen that was on there for a bit...with a GREAT table. Then when i tried to fix the formatting,whooosh, it vanished (rolling eyes). Sorry!!

Ashley said...

I loooove the first coffee table, the palette with the wheels. I want one...

Mary-Laure said...

I love industrial style when it comes to furniture - it's probably because I love steel.

megan said...

oh, industrial chic, my hearts desire. i want those kitchen stools! wonderful post, i love it!

as for the vacation, had one rainy evening and one cloudy day. other than that, we were blessed with sunshine. so much that we got a little burnt on the last day.

French said...

Hey chickie loved the photos and vintage style shown here! You were a winner in my 100th post drop me your address in an email so I can forward your prize;) French
oh addy is frenchkilt@aol.com

Carolina Eclectic said...

Ooooh! So wonderful. I especially love the bed!

Shana said...

Cool post!

I agree, ordinary objects that do their job well can unexpectedly turn into decorative elements years later, leaving you to wonder the stories that went on around them.

The bedroom is my favorite pic - the bed really looks like a piece of art!

Thank you so much for adding my blog to your list!!

Linda Lou said...

I agree with the others who love the bedroom - thanks for sharing some design that I normally wouldn't say is my taste. Vintage mixed with industrial is COOL!!

Ms. Tee said...

Wow - these are great photos. The kitchen stools are so cool! :)

Kierstin Bridger said...

WOW I'm crazy about this post!!
Wow! found you through Carolina eclectic- so glad I did!
looking fwd to scannining the archives too!
KB

dec0r8or said...

Love it all, Linda! My best friend owns and animal hospital, and she's been talking about getting rid of the old (vintage!) examination tables. They are TRES chic, and I told her I want dibs when they decide to get rid of them. I have no idea what I'd do w/one. Kitchen Island, maybe? They're stainless. And stylin'. Like YOU! Hee!

Amber said...

Great photos, Linda! I love that vintage patina on old metal pieces, too. (And I don't mean rust!) :-)

Makes me crave zinc countertops...or somethin!

RiverMist said...

dirst of all, lime in the coconut is one of my fav. song ever since i heard it in practical magic,
+ I love the vintage raw wood and iron funiture, nice find!

Beth Ann said...

Oh how I LOVE your blog!!!!

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I am so with you on the industrial love. There is a book called Modern Country that I think you would really like. By the way I just added you to my blogroll, don't know what took me so long except that I have totally neglected it for the last several months and I'm just now getting around to correcting that. I'm so happy you started a blog and I have very much been enjoying it. Jen

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