A house with industrial vintage style

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Those beautiful houses whose pictures we see on Instagram, are a great source of inspiration for those of us who like decoration . Sometimes designed by decorators or architects, but other times it is the homes of people who want to share their houses through their Instagram accounts. Thinking about this, we have opened this new section of the Blog that we will call ” “, in which we will accompany our readers to visit those houses that their owners decide to show. On this occasion Madelein e Ortega, opens the doors of his house in Holland, a beautiful home with vintage industrial style that we loved.


Madeleine lives in Hengelo, a small town in the Netherlands. His house shows a decoration based on a different version of industrial v intage .   With touches of green, fantastic textiles of the most varied origins, new and old objects, collectible and rudimentary objects, and a soft ocher palette in perfect harmony with the rude industrial ‘look’ of clinker, cement in its raw form, in some walls. Everything in perfect harmony.   

Industrial style furniture in a cozy kitchen

The kitchen combines elements typical of the industrial style such as huge taps, a the industrial element as a welcoming element .

Each wall of this kitchen speaks a different language. It has been known to combine them to obtain the warmth of the baked clay, the firm gesture of the cut stone tablets that was used as a wall covering on the countertop, and a mustard color paint, to obtain a space that invites you to stay inside and talk .

A house with industrial vintage style

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A house with industrial vintage style

Old objects in unexpected places

The rough appearance of these cabinets acquires a new role with the modern patina that mixes in a novel way, the old and contemporary in the same space .   Making industrial vintage more intimate and personal. Madeleine, its owner, knows how to create the visual contrast of these objects with plants that bring the freshness of green to gray and ocher.

A house with industrial vintage style

A house with industrial vintage style

New uses for elements brought from the past, the countryside and the old factories


With , this decoration uses a mixture of plants and objects of ancient reminiscence, which speak of the past with contemporary use.  

The owner of this small house in Holland, achieves this feeling of sober masculinity that has the industrial vintage style , now with the soft lathe that give the constant use of plants in all environments, the mixture of gray shades of cement, steel , iron, primitive elements such as straw, wicker, jute or wood, and adding objects and images from the past.

A house with industrial vintage style

A house with industrial vintage style

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Keys of industrial vintage style

In this house many elements of the decoration remain in their original form. Concrete columns, industrial lamps , steel beams are emphasized rather than disguised. We can see the use of the black color in some walls to add a sense of depth, while maintaining the ceilings in white to provide some light.

A house with industrial vintage style

A house with industrial vintage style

Madeleine Ortega includes in the living room her appliances, such as the television, which now becomes part of the dark tones of this style of ambience and industrial remembrance. Thus, the utilitarian is mimicked among other objects of ancient origin, rural or artisan, where the industrial vintage style is presented with unusual gentleness.

In this house, according to its owner and decorator, the key lies in three secrets:

  1. Do what you like, not what trends indicate. That way what you do will have a personal touch.
  2. Plants, plants, plants everywhere in your home.
  3. Do not be afraid to try new things. You can always redo it.

A house with industrial vintage style

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Gray and ocher palette

The total absence of strident colors, the use of this palette of gray tones, softened by objects that recall the industrial past, coexist in harmony with plants and old handmade ceramics. Said by herself, the owner of this house says, ” I love natural materials, but also the rough and practical .” A new way of playing with artisanal and industrial, authentic and old, is very similar to the times in which we live.

A house with industrial vintage style

A house with industrial vintage style

A house with industrial vintage style

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Industrial vintage details also in bedrooms and bathroom  

Our visit to Madeleine’s house reaches the master bedroom and the bathroom. There we also find unconventional licenses: a bedroom with black walls with subtle light-colored spots and touches of industrial vintage on surfaces and furniture destined for rest. Bathrooms of basic and discreet furniture. A beautiful way to close this walk through this house with a good atmosphere and without stridency.  

A house with industrial vintage style

A house with industrial vintage style

We hope you enjoyed this brief visit to the house of Madeleine inside. We await your comments here on the Blog. We recommend you follow your Instagram account: @ madeleineshouse72 . You can also visit his blog: madeleineshouse72.wordpress.com

In a few days we will show you another one of those wonderful Instagram houses . Thanks for following us!

A house with industrial vintage style

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