The industrial trend is one that never really leaves the spotlight. Raw materials, exposed brick and sharp metalwork just have that effortlessly ‘cool’ vibe about them that the interior world can’t get enough of. However, the bold, utilitarian feel of industrial furniture isn’t always the easiest to incorporate into your home’s existing décor.

That’s where the ‘tough luxe’ look comes in: it’s industrial with a touch of glamour to soften it up. The tough-luxe trend is about finding that balance between unfinished and polished pieces, natural elements and deluxe textures, steel and sparkle. It’s about pairing the crushed velvet cushions of our Garrick sofa range against an exposed brick wall and natural wooden sideboards for a look that feels gorgeously thrown together. It’s about combining function with extravagance for a sophisticated, elegant look.

Here are some of our favourite ways to interpret the tough-luxe trend.alligaris sigma dining collection tough luxeOur Calligaris Sigma Ceramic collection fits this trend perfectly. The ceramic tabletop provides an interesting contrast to the natural wood finish of the legs, and the quilted pattern on the chairs adds an element of texture. Because these pieces are so polished and crisp – with clean, almost minimalist lines – the distressed wall and bare concrete floor toughen up the look.Cayman sofa tough luxeFor a tough-luxe look with a touch of minimalist cool, our Cayman sofa ticks all the boxes. The luxurious leather against the concrete floor gives the room a stripped-back feel, and the copper accessories add a bit of polished class. Westwood coffee table tough luxe We love the juxtaposition of the rugged and the refined in our Westwood collection (here pictured as a coffee table). The tabletop, crafted from recycled timber, highlights rather than covers up all the beautiful imperfections and natural markings while the polished chrome base adds just the right amount of shine. The rich browns and subtle patterns in the rug bring out the warmth in the wood for a more approachable ‘tough’ look.

Angara dining table tough luxeThe details in our Angara dining range make this collection stand out from the rest: the classic look of the buttoned-back dining chairs, the distinct chrome legs of the dining table, and the table top finished in a beautiful smoky oak. The industrial trend is all about incorporating metal accents, and the Angara does this with style and sophistication. Make sure you tie the look together with a statement ceiling light, which infuses the room with understated decadence.

How would you incorporate this trend into your home? Are you more ‘tough’ or ‘luxe’ (or perhaps a bit of both, like us)? Let us know @FishpoolsUK – and tag us in your photos; we’d love to see!

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