The Nest, Charlestown:
Achieving an industrial inspired décor.
Here at Absolute we have recently completed our stunning show home nestled in the charming historic village of Charlestown.
Charlestown provides its visitors with an opportunity to step back in time. Cobbled streets, tiny doors, fishermen’s cottages, and tall ships represent the heart and soul of this grade II listed harbour.
We are extremely proud to have worked on this project alongside our sister company: property developers, Stephens and Stephens. With more and more new builds appearing on the market we wanted to create a site that would fit seamlessly into its surroundings, without detracting from what’s already there.
A blend of function and form – that’s what the interior design for this show home was all about. We wanted a complete contrast from our Mykonos beach-inspired apartments at Cliff Edge, and opted to showcase the architecture of the dwelling to flow simultaneously from exterior to interior.
So how did we achieve this home interior design?
Lighting played a huge part in creating this refined industrial look. A closer look at the lighting used throughout our scheme reveals some exquisite black metal accents, which refer back to the historic materials of the industrial revolution.
We absolutely love the chain chandelier that we used over the dining table, which creates a stylish centrepiece. We chose this piece to complement the original materials used in the exterior architecture, and of course to add some of that all important wow factor!
The dwellings’ dark steel, timber cladding and granite stone set the perfect scene for the interior to flow right through.
Furniture and Accessories
The sourcing of furniture was a crucial consideration for us when coming up with initial interior designs for the show home. A combination of wood and metal is used throughout, while the scale of the interior’s key pieces played a huge role in creating the laid-back industrial look we were looking for.
We used oversized artwork, sofas and lighting to create that wow factor against the blank canvas of the rooms. Soft tones of blue were dispersed throughout as a subtle nod to Charlestown’s fishing history. This industrial-inspired show home is masculine but poignant, and one we’re extremely proud of at that!
This look worked well as the show home has a completely open-plan layout. Factories were often stripped back following the industrial revolution to become completely open. These spaces became ascetically pleasing as they were constructed with iron, concrete wood and bricks.
The large uncultured buildings were originally used to fit big machinery inside. A kitchen and dining area combined with the living room provide the best setting to create the large volume and spacious layout that is the heart of an industrial-style living room.