The love of warehouse buildings—often in attractive waterside locations—has become a global phenomenon, from London to New York, Sydney, and Florence. Drawing on her own experience of living in a Grade II listed mill and running a specialist interior design consultancy and magazine, Sophie Bush has amassed a wealth of knowledge, contacts, and understanding about which ingredients make a building fit for contemporary living.
Warehouse Home is the ultimate resource for everything from how best to preserve and complement original architectural features, to style ideas for adapting vintage and reclaimed pieces for modern living. The book has a practical structure, broken down into two key sections. The first section, “Architectural Features,” looks at how to make the most of a space while retaining its features, such as exposed brickwork, concrete floors, and mezzanines. It also draws on examples of former industrial buildings across the world that have been renovated to create distinctive homes and workspaces, each selected for the originality or intelligence of its design. The second section, “Decorative Details,” provides tips on how to recreate the warehouse aesthetic in any home, from repurposing pallets and breeze blocks as furniture to transforming exhaust cones into unique lighting fixtures.
A reference section includes ideas on where to source everything from furniture to finishes. This is a rich resource of ideas, tips, and techniques for achieving an industrial aesthetic that can be applied to any space.
Sophie Bush is the editor of Warehouse Home, an online and print magazine focused on warehouse living, and founder of the Warehouse Home interior design studio.