Sophie Bush's authentic understanding of what people are seeking in their lives springs from her 2012 purchase of a warehouse conversion in East London as her home. Living in a Grade II listed mill was the catalyst for her move from international magazine publishing into self-employment, first with a magazine in 2014 carrying the same title, then this book. As she says, "Industrial conversions are filled with grit and character. There’s an authenticity and originality to such properties and their features, and a real sense of heritage. These are not cookie-cutter homes. Every property is unique. That’s really inspiring." Amen to that.
A global overview of the most contemporary and ingenious – and comfortable – former light-industrial spaces transformed into stylish modern residences, Warehouse Home is the ultimate resource for everything from how best to preserve and complement original architectural features to style ideas for adapting vintage and reclaimed pieces for modern living. The book has a practical structure with two key sections: Architectural Features looks at how to make the most of a space while retaining its features, such as exposed brickwork, concrete floors and mezzanines, drawing on examples of former industrial buildings across the world that have been renovated to create distinctive homes and workspaces, each selected for the originality or intelligence of its design; Decorative Details provides tips on how to recreate the warehouse aesthetic in any home, from repurposing pallets and breeze blocks as furniture to transforming exhaust cones into unique lighting fixtures. A reference section includes ideas on where to source everything from furniture to finishes.
- 254 mm x 203 mm
- 320 pp
- 375 illustrations
Meet Sophie Bush Involved in set design at university, and post graduation working for design magazines Frieze and The World of Interiors, followed by further international magazine publishing, led eventually to launching her own magazine Warehouse Home in 2014. Available globally in print and online, book publication with publishers Thames & Hudson followed in 2017.