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Our Industrial barn conversion adventure began in March 2016. We started a blog in order to capture our story and document the ups and downs of our self build. We had a vision of the interior from an early stage and whilst we did have a few changes of heart, the end result was pretty much as we had initial envisaged, a dark, industrial style with a few design elements added in. We call it “Industrial Luxe”.

We hope that you enjoy our blog and it helps for inspiration and advice and of course if you have any questions or comments, feel free to get in touch!

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Industrial Design Barn Inspiration

From the first conversations and musings about doing a barn conversion, Danny and I had been set on one thing: we wanted the style to be brave, edgy and definitely distinctive. We did the obligatory endless browsing of inspiration across the...

Builder Required!

We are finally at the stage that we are preparing to send the technical drawings out to tender to Midlands building contractors. Our architect Mark, director at Lacey and Owen Architects, has been keen to finalise as many details as possible...

Grand Designs Live

Very excited to be attending Grand Designs Live for the first time this coming Saturday, and not only because it'll be a whole day without having to sing a nursery rhyme or change a nappy (thanks Nanna!) We have so far decided against applying...

Faber Interior Design – Stage One

After much deliberation and discussion, we chose Faber to design our barn conversion project. As soon as we made the decision it felt like it was the obvious choice all along: they are experts in the industrial sort of style we are after,...

The Grand Designs Conundrum

When we talk about our barn and share our plans with people, a lot of people ask us if we're going to apply to Grand Designs, or another property renovation program . I think it's a great idea but Danny, as always, is sceptical. Firstly, he's...

Barn Conversion Interior Design

The realisation is starting to hit home, we are building our own barn conversion, interior design is an important part of this project. Whilst quite a way off it is something we need to think of at this stage! Danny and I would describe our...