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Tricky trends: How to incorporate concrete, marble and stone into your home and wardrobe without looking like a construction zone.

Industrial-inspired homewares and fashion can be a tricky look to pull off.

Here are six ways I have embraced this tough, minimalistic trend without going full-on building worksite.


Left: This Bo & Co candle holder was a gift from a beautiful friend. The pop of pink complements a more traditional candlestick for a mismatched collection in our hallway. Local touch: Bo & Co pieces are made in South Australia. (Styled with Me & Amber chair prints.)

Right: There are plenty of large concrete home decor pieces available at the moment, but this sweet little house is enough for me. I found it at Lalt Collective in Clare, South Australia. It doubles as a paper-weight. (Styled with Hemel by JessiJoop candle and enamel jug from Pretty Rustic, Burra, South Australia).


Left: I love this stone necklace, from Me & Miss Jones (North Adelaide, South Australia). The translucent pendant is a subtle way to incorporate an industrial touch.

Right: This hexagonal stone ring, matched with a hand-coiled copper band, is a new favourite from Pebble + Fred (gifted). Style match: Oooh, look at that – you can find the same piece here.


Left: Industrial can still be feminine, as this delicate Witchery ring proves. With a slim bar of marble, this piece also ticks the geometric trend box.

Right: Cleverly mixed polymer clay can recreate the marble look, like this mint and grey necklace by Danidot Designs. Style match: You can find a similar style by the same designer here: neon concrete sky necklace.*

3 for under $30:

If you want to incorporate industrial chic into your life, I’ve found some more pieces for your home and wardrobe.

Jewellery dish, $22: How gorgeous are these tiny concrete dishes by Kristy of Fox and Ramona (at Etsy)! They are perfect for containing your little bits of bling.

Earrings, $19.95: I’m a big fan of South Australian designer Dear Mabel Handmade (at Etsy) and these sweet marble-look earrings tick the industrial chic box.

Concrete planter, $30: Gold leaf adds a touch of lux to this planter by Studio Fiveo3 (at Down That Little Lane).*

Love, Mrs M xx

P.S. Did you miss my last ‘tricky trends’ post on how to wear yellow? Catch up here.

  • * Mrs M is an affiliate of Down That Little Lane. See the fine print.
  • Image credits: 3 for under $30 images courtesy of Marnie Hawson / Dear Mabel Handmade / Down That Little Lane.

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