urban decay.
by victoria comment

3/4/15

urban decay / sfgirlbybay

l’instant parisien.

keeping on trend with today’s earlier post, how do you feel about a little urban decay? rustic floors, exposed brick and patchy walls that are anything but perfect can add a lot of interest. and sometimes rather than patch them up or refinish them, how about a make-under and enhance the patina that age brought on all on its own? could you live with that — or is it just too rough around the edges for you? paired with modern furnishings, i rather like it in small doses — it makes for a nice study in contrast.

urban decay / sfgirlbybay

tuckbox via the design chaser.

urban decay / sfgirlbybay

batixa.

urban decay / sfgirlbybay

tuckbox via the design chaser.

urban decay / sfgirlbybay

new york times.

urban decay / sfgirlbybay

the apartment.

urban decay / sfgirlbybay

rum hemma.

11 responses to “urban decay.”

  1. “A lttle” urban decay are the operative words for me. Too much gets into Shabby Chic territory, which I don’t like. For me, even Industrial doesn’t necessarily mean rusty — it means using typically industrial materials (i.e. galvanized steel or vintage warehouse furniture) in a home.

    All of these homes are great examples of just enough urban decay for me!

  2. I always feel like it looks great in pictures, maybe for dinner or a party, but I’m not sure I could live in in / with it day in and day out. I think it would feel unfinished or unwelcoming– a house that stopped being loved and cared for.

  3. Personally I love it.
    Especially if it is an original part of the building I feel it adds interest and character, and a reminder of how much life has happened within its walls. I especially love the colours of the wall in the photo with the bar cart.
    Sometimes it nice to see laugh lines, or old wooden floors.Not young and perfect but showing some character and individuality.

  4. There is nothing I love more than leaving the decaying finishes in a space and making that part of the overall statement! Love this post !

    X,
    Kris

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