The Concrete Interiors Trend

  Build:  Jeff Worthing

Build: Jeff Worthing

It’s edgy, industrial and so hot right now – the concrete interiors trend is here to stay. From concrete sinks to cement tiles, concrete is popping up everywhere in interiors.

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CONCRETE IN THE KITCHEN

Concrete looks right at home in the kitchen, when sealed properly it can be a highly functional and durable surface to work on. The Concrete Nation team handcrafted the bespoke kitchen island bench top and splash back pictured above. We adore this luxe, moody kitchen which incorporates simple, dark cabinetry and polished concrete with reclaimed solid Blackbutt timber paneling to add warmth. Below is another bench top created by Concrete Nation. We’re also a fan of the concrete panels on the walls and the polished concrete floor – the look is very contemporary with a hint of industrial flavour.

  Photography:   Jeff Levingston   /   Architecture:   Shane Denman   /   Build:  SDM Builders

Photography: Jeff Levingston  /  Architecture: Shane Denman  /  Build: SDM Builders

We’re crushing hard on this elegant kitchen below – the perfect mix of marble, concrete and white cabinetry. Put this kitchen by Madeleine Blanchfield on our future dream house wish list!

  Interior design and architecture:   Madeleine Blanchfield

Interior design and architecture: Madeleine Blanchfield

OUR HOT TIP

I just adore everything about this kitchen, from the concrete floors through to the exposed beams on the ceiling – it's utter industrial perfection. And whilst there is a lot of concrete in the space, it doesn't feel heavy or cold. The simple design trick? Balance with a whole lot of white and timber cabinetry!


  Interior design:   Norsu Home   /   Photography:   Lisa Cohen   /   Styling:   Beck Simon

Interior design: Norsu Home  /  Photography: Lisa Cohen  /  Styling: Beck Simon

CONCRETE IN THE BATHROOM

Concrete sinks are one of the biggest trends to emerge in bathrooms over the past couple of years. And for good reason – the humble white porcelain sink has become a bit ho-hum. Adding a touch of concrete to your bathroom can add a slight industrial edge or a pop of colour if you opt for something like these Nood Co. bowl basins (pictured above) in Nat from Norsu Interiors’ home. If something more neutral is your style perhaps Nood Co.’s box basin in a mid grey tone will be more up your alley (pictured below).

   Photography  Tarina Lyell   /    Interior design  Matt and Kim Di Costa   /  As featured in Adore’s Bliss edition

Photography Tarina Lyell  /  Interior design Matt and Kim Di Costa  /  As featured in Adore’s Bliss edition

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Concrete Nation also have some amazing bathroom sink options – their Pod Basin (pictured above) looks great pictured here with exposed plumbing – this type of setup would work well in a powder room. If you’re feeling more courageous – what about a pink sink? Yep Concrete Nation also offer coloured sinks in nine on-trend colours. Their dusty pink Lux Basin is pictured below in the home of Kayla Boyd (and featured in our Escape edition). The concrete benchtop is also courtesy of Concrete Nation – gorgeous right?! They even offer concrete baths (pictured bottom) – their Oasis Bath is pretty special.

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PINK IS BACK!

The colour pink is back in a huge way, dubbed 'Millennial Pink', the blush pink shade is popping up everywhere, from painted walls, to soft furnishings and yes, even in bathrooms. Go bold with pink tiles, or for a safer pop of colour, opt for a pink concrete sink. If you tire of the colour in a few years, simply replace (much cheaper than replacing tiles!).

  Photography:   Jessie & Jones

Photography: Jessie & Jones


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CONCRETE FURNITURE + HOMEWARES

If a bathroom or kitchen renovation isn’t on the cards any time soon, and you want a bit of concrete in your life – there’s a whole array of concrete homewares and furniture. It’s super popular at the moment, you’ll find almost everything with a splash of concrete - from lighting, to tables, to pots. The Sculpt range of pendant lights from Beacon Lighting (pictured above) have a lovely Scandi vibe. Cluster together over a dining table or use individually in a bedroom for subtle lighting.

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Harpers Project also make a super luxe range of furniture with the addition of concrete. I can’t get enough of their dining table options – their Rectangle Concrete Dining Table (pictured above) is supported by a beautiful and strong solid timber frame. Again the pairing of concrete with timber just works so well. And pictured to the right, Harpers Project’s round Concrete Cylinder Dining Table features an American Oak top supported by a sturdy concrete base.

Concrete also looks amazing with fresh greenery – so when we spied this pair of Tower pots from Zakkia (pictured below) we had to share with you! These are actually made from fibre glass, yet they look like concrete. They are lightweight so you’ll easily be able to move these around your home.

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PENDANT LIGHT  /  SIDEBOARD  /  VASE  /  BOWL  /  TRAY  /  LAMP  /  PLATTER  /  SIDE TABLE  /  CANDLE