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Industrial Style: Why We Love It
Industrial style is all about well-worn wood, etched glass and rough metal. It's a humble, utilitarian look that resonates with a lot of folks these days. Industrial, a subset of traditional style, is comfortable and simple, the antithesis of slick, please-don't-touch decor that's intended to impress. And because industrial style celebrates the look of salvaged materials, it can be as affordable as a DIY shelf crafted from old plumbing pipe or as pricey as a handcrafted chrome soaking... tub (read on).
If stripped-down industrial style is a look you could warm up to, take a peek at the bath accessories on these pages for further inspiration.
Pictured above: Pottery Barn's Benchwright Medicine Cabinet ($399) exudes the rustic warmth of 19th-century factory furniture. The beveled mirror and deeply weathered poplar frame with exposed hardware give this piece its bold industrial style.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Vintage-Style Iron Vanity
With its distressed, coppery finish and architectural scrollwork, the Sydney Iron Vanity from the Home Decorators Collection resembles the kind of cabinet often found in 19th-century homes. This industrial-chic vanity features a porcelain bowl and both open and closed storage. ($279).Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Some might argue that copper is too shiny to qualify as "industrial." However, if you picture old copper plumbing pipes, you'll know why I disagree. Signature Hardware's single-hole Rotunda Faucet is designed to perch atop a vessel sink. The simple lines of this faucet will complement a contemporary bathroom, but paired with other copper accents, this could be the focal point of a vintage-style bath. ($139.)Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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The Orleans Space Saver is crafted from sturdy, powder-coated steel and four marble laminated shelves. This charming, New Orleans-inspired piece fits over most standard-sized toilet tanks and provides storage without sacrificing floorspace. ($219.)Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Galvanized Metal Vanity Light
This vanity light is like an industrial revolution for your bath. It's crafted from a repurposed metal trough with space for five vintage Edison bulbs. ($139.00).Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Copper Lipstick Holder
How sweet (and useful) would the Vestige Lipstick Holder look on your vanity? It's crafted from solid brass with a glass shelf. ($28.)Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Vintage Faucet Towel Hooks
With this sturdy Hang Up the Faucet shelf, you can stash towels and robes within easy reach of the shower. The three hooks are formed from iron faucets, adding a vintage-like splash to your bathroom. ($32.99)Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Hotel-Style Shower Curtain
Pottery Barn's Grand shower curtain features crisp stripes and loads of vintage style. It's made of pure cotton trimmed with a triple row of satin-stitched embroidery, and can be monogrammed with a single initial. ($59)Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Slate Bath Accessories
Crafted of gray slate, the simple, solid lines of these West Elm bath accessories are a perfect complement to an industrial style bathroom.
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Chrome Soaking Tub
Crafted of cast iron, the Piedmont Pedestal Soaking Tub is a reproduction of 19th-century slipper-style design. It features a polished chrome finish, solid brass fittings and porcelain accents. The floor-mounted tub-fill faucet and telephone style handheld shower are typical of the period. While not strictly industrial, the metal finish and simple lines convey the perfect vintage vibe. ($8,105).