Zia's design philosophy: Industrial meets soft at Interior Stories - industrial concept store

Zia's design philosophy: Industrial meets soft at Interior Stories

by @industrialkonzept Team

The"Interior Stories" series is all about inspiring people who design their living spaces with passion and style. In this interview, we introduce you to Zia from Hamburg, who shares her interior love with the world on Instagram (@home.with.zia). Her interior design style combines soft industrial and lots of black to create a harmonious overall look. Zia tells us where she gets her inspiration from, how she goes about choosing furniture and decorations and which elements are indispensable in a minimalist interior. She also gives us an insight into her favorite piece of furniture and reveals how she skilfully integrates plants and natural materials. So if you're looking for tips for a minimalist and industrial interior, you've come to the right place.

Zia from Hamburg: when minimalism and industrial design meet

When it comes to designing living spaces, there are many options. Some like it colorful and playful, others opt for a purist furnishing style. Zia from Hamburg has opted for a combination of minimalism and industrial style. In an interview with us, she explains how she implements her interior ideas and what is particularly important to her when furnishing her home.

Interior design style and inspiration

When asked how she would describe her interior design style, Zia answers: "Soft industrial with lots of black." The mix of soft and hard elements and lots of black make up her style. But where does she get her inspiration from? "I mainly get my inspiration from magazines and social media, mostly Instagram and Pinterest. I'm interested in gaining an insight into how other people use their furnishings. Sometimes I also go to one or two interior stores in the city."

Choosing furniture and decorations

When choosing furniture and decorations, Zia goes by instinct. A piece has to trigger something in her and she simply can't get it out of her head. She describes it like this: "It just takes my breath away and my imagination to use this object and make something special with it is simply unstoppable. It seems so natural and from that moment on - even if not (yet) implemented - it's part of the interior of my four walls."

Indispensable elements in a minimalist interior

For Zia, a mixture of different materials and shapes is essential in a minimalist interior. "For example, different metals paired with stone, marble or even glass to break up the style. The most important thing is simply to set the scene. There has to be a decelerating balance with that certain something."

The favorite piece of furniture

Her favorite piece of furniture is a steel shelf from the 70s that was welded by an artist himself. Zia loves interiors that are durable and timeless and stand for style and quality.

Zias Interior

Right in the picture: Vintage steel shelf from the 70s

Plants and natural materials

When Zia integrates plants and natural materials into her interior, the aim is to create an image that looks natural and authentic. "They form an important part of the overall picture, but at the same time they don't take center stage. 'Conspicuous, unobtrusive' would probably be the most appropriate description."

Deko und Pflanzen

Favorite room

Zia is lucky enough to live in a loft, which consists of one large room. But her favorite room is the bathroom. "It gives me a hotel feeling every day - a black-tiled bathroom with a large black granite washbasin and recessed stainless steel washbasin. What a dream!"

Badezimmer in Zias Industrial Interior

Tips for a minimalist and industrial interior

For Zia, the most important tip for a minimalist and industrial interior is to get rid of things that are not absolutely necessary. The process is tough, but to be able to live out a minimalist interior, you have to get rid of things and pare down. "That also means doing without frills: For me, industrial furnishing style means using certain materials in their nakedness - it has to create an unadulterated and natural impression."

Zia shows that minimalism and industrial style can complement each other perfectly. Using selected materials and avoiding frills creates a harmonious overall look. Inspired by magazines and social media, Zia succeeds in skillfully implementing her style.

Zia Interior Collage

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