Interior design gurus are forever combining seemingly contrasting schemes to create exciting new looks – think modern country, shabby chic and classic contemporary. The juxtaposition of different styles adds visual interest to a space and creates interiors as multi-faceted as their owners. The ever popular industrial chic is particularly relevant in a time where increasing focus is being placed on sustainable green design: old flooring, metal beams and vintage gears are cleverly repurposed to find new life as character-ridden furniture. This style boasts not only individual and on trend designs, it has the extra bonus of being eco-friendly. Not to mention how incredible these pieces look in a modern loft or against a crisp white wall!

Combining exquisite design with sustainable materials, the Clash Collection from FASHION FOR HOME is an excellent example of industrial chic design. The pieces in this range feature wood salvaged from retired Indonesian fishing boats and manage an aesthetic balance between rustic wooden charm and contemporary elegance. Remaining flecks of paint from the original boats highlight an imbedded history that makes each piece completely unique, while cool steel elements reminiscent of industrial factories complement the aged wood beautifully.

The aptly named Sustainable Living brand from FASHION FOR HOME focuses on green design that minimizes carbon emissions, pollutants, and non-recyclable materials in the production process. So Clash tables, chairs, shelves and sideboards, despite drawing inspiration from the old world orient, are right in line with new world environmental and sustainability concerns. Beautiful designer furniture with a conscience – what more can one really ask for from home furnishings?