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I decided I wanted to keep going with the idea of Industrial Chic this week and started doing some googling just to see what’s out there I might need to become aware of. Who knew Restoration Hardware had taken the concept of industrial chic so much to heart? It’s been a few years since I’ve been in one of their stores, and I have to say what I’m seeing online is making me want to go in for a visit some time soon.

I’m not going to pretend that I think what Restoration Hardware is doing is superfantastic, but I do think for a mass market furniture purveyor, they are showing a predilection for pushing the envelope. And some of the designs in their online look books are worth a double take. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order:

Campaign trunk style bar from Restoration Hardware. | japanesetrash.com

I'm so pleasantly surprised by the industrial chic pieces I'm seeing from Restoration Hardware. | japanesetrash.com

Another GLAMasculine living room from Restoration Hardware. | japanesetrash.com

For me, this space is all about that chandelier--but the rest of the pieces are nice, too. | japanesetrash.com

Another offering from Restoration Hardware that has the campaign trunk influence. | japanesetrash.com

Putting my own sense of style into my living spaces is very important to me–as you might assume–so when we built our home nine years ago, one of the things we did was to change out the builder’s selection of lighting fixtures with those of our own choosing. Now, as you may know, it was the experience of building that house and then realizing some of the missed opportunities that led me to start Japanese Trash–and that has resulted in my having a much more defined sense of my own style. Were I to be building now, I would definitely go for industrial chic lighting in most or all of the rooms. Today, I’m looking at a few options for the kind of thing I really am drawn to when it comes to fixtures.

Benjamin Hubert – Heavy Light

Benjamin Hubert's Heavy Light is one of my favorite options when it comes to industrial chic lighting. | japanesetrash.com

This thin walled concrete lamp is a real beauty. Its simple shapes, neutral tones, and twisted red cord all appeal to me.

Skinflint Design – Salvaged Fire Brigade Search Light

A very handsome industrial lamp from Skinflint Designs; this saw duty as a fire brigade search light in its past life. | japanesetrash.com

This very handsome industrial lamp saw duty as a fire brigade search light in its past life. Pieces with a history like this hold a special place for me.

Machine Shop Lighting – Harrison Pulley

What you see is what you get with the Harrison Pulley sconce. | japanesetrash.com

This sconce manages to combine its strong industrial features with a delicate-looking hand shaped glass cone for a terrific overall look.

John Beck Steel – Last Minute Sconce #1

Gotta have a brass option when you're looking at industrial chic lighting, and this one is a favorite. | japanesetrash.com

No round up of industrial chic lighting is complete without at least one selection that uses brass. This one is a real standout.

Industrial Light Electric – Color Cord Pendant Light

It's the use of honest forms and time honored materials like cloth cord and ceramic that make this pendant so appealing to me. | japanesetrash.com

It’s the use of honest forms and time honored materials like cloth cord and ceramic that make this pendant so appealing to me.

Folks, there’s something in the air today and it’s telling me to post these images featuring dark interior design. This is something of an assortment; just things that caught my eye with no real rhyme or reason, just that they’re all dark. Enjoy.

Dramatic darkness via Axel Vervoordt. | japanesetrash.com

Dramatic darkness via Axel Vervoordt.


The Ett Hem Hotel's layered look. | japanesetrash.com

The Ett Hem Hotel‘s layered look.


Beautiful detailing on this sofa from de Sede. | japanesetrash.com

Beautiful detailing on this sofa from de Sede.


Dark interior design using some of my favorite materials. | japanesetrash.com

Dark interior design using some of my favorite materials.


Chicken Point Cabin is like a beacon in the darkness. | japanesetrash.com

Chicken Point Cabin is like a beacon in the darkness.

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