I’m a big fan of what I call the industrial-rustic style. From cement floors to exposed piping and brick, metal-and-wood made tables to industrial pendant lamps–I can’t help myself but fawn over an image or (god forbid) an actual product in a store for a good long while.
A friend of mine is about to move into an apartment that will get her set-up for this style of decor, but is a bit apprehensive about losing the warmth that a house should embody. To that I say, go crazy! Warmth is what you make of it!
But I understand her fear–so honestly, I’d decorate a place as suits you, but just to highlight the space–throw in some cool accessories like these above. A vintage fan, a cool basket for books or magazines, an edgy lamp or even a unique entry table.