If you’re a fan of vintage, then you’re going to love this house design. More than a decade ago, this was just an empty factory hall with old floors, deteriorated electricity power system and squared off arc windows. It was one of the abandoned architectural jewels in Southern Germany, waiting to be discovered. The building’s two spacious, empty floors offer a huge field for creativity. I’m really happy that its new owners, Petra and Eddie, have managed to give it a good use.
Today, this Factory Hall house is a great illustration of the modern shabby chic style. Over the past years, Petra and Eddie were collecting vintage furniture. The tables, desks and cabinets were repainted several times, until the collector’s items ended being in a monochrome color scheme. Every little detail has been thought about.
The house looks a little bit old-fashioned from the outside. Its walls have a raw brick texture painted white. The brick wall texture can be also seen in one of the interior walls. On the other hand, that gives this house a unique touch and reminds us that this wonderful place once was a factory.
Inside, you’ll find an inviting living room, also used as a reception room for Petra’s clients. She designed the room on a way that it serves as a great backdrop for photo shoots. Large arc windows provide lots of sunlight, which is a dream made true for any photographer.
The interior furniture doesn’t have a unified style, but every piece combines harmonically thanks to their color pattern and vintage style. Colors are white for the walls, floor and ceiling. The biggest pieces of furniture, like the main dining table, the carpet and shelves are in light brown tones. The smallest ones, like the chairs and the cozy table stand are dark brown, almost black.
Petra is particularly in love with industrial furniture. She loves pieces that have scratches, marks of use, pieces that have a story behind them. For example, the daybed in the little conservatory was her 14 year old daughter’s cot bed.
You can find Petra’s personal office in a little extension they made of metal. That conservatory feels cozy thanks to the combination of its black painted metal wall, lots of natural light, coming from the huge windows and the wooden table, made in raw wood.
As soon as you climb the wooden minimalistic stairs, you’ll notice that the second floor feels slightly different than the first one. Its smooth, snow-white walls, ceiling and floor are contrasting with several dark details such as a chair, a monochrome painting and a couple of black door handles. That contrast gives the second floor an incredibly spacious feeling. There you can find the TV room, bathroom, bedrooms and Eddie’s office.