All those lurking interior designers. Any ideas on how to do a City styled room?

I want to do a room design in sort of a city scape. But I don’t know where to start. All I have right now is a massive grey room. Does anyone have ideas on how to do a city-esque room? Or can you provide links? I’ve been searching around, and I haven’t found anything good, except for a red phone booth idea for the door.

Thanks for the help!
I’m looking for either New York or London. A very grungy city design to be more specific.

What city..Big difference in England, Paris and NYC. Also what mood….Sexy, Night life, Day time, Romantic, Fun….Artsy…Gothic…Old world…1920′s…Modern day.

**Steam Punk.

Ok you have to start of with a defining feature http://www.kaboodle.com/za/browse?q=manhole+rug&st=item§ion=
Some great art http://www.humorhound.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/deception-subway-sign-demotivational-poster.jpg

http://www.allposters.com/-sp/New-York-Subway-Signs-Posters_i2680719_.htm

You want a good city garbage can http://www.globalindustrial.com/g/office/garbage-recycling/containers-outdoor-steel/outdoor-steel-mesh-trash-receptacles This you turn upside down and put an old round table top on painted black and grey.

Line the bottom part of your wall with wire mesh http://www.bridgat.com/index.php?page=search&cid=7&hw_num=10&s_res=AND&off=11&s_by=f_title&a_d=desc

Z brick and grafitti a wall http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/2403525/2/istockphoto_2403525-grunge-wall-graffiti.jpg

Find some funky lamps at a thrift store and spray paint them black and silver and rust.

Make a low table from an old pallett. Get 2 …Lift the top boards and then set them together without a gap. For the legs use old lawn mower wheels http://www.homeaccentstoday.com/articles/blog/1960000396/20090413/986-Furniture_Factory_Cart.1_04-12-2009_K218Q29Q.standalone.prod_affiliate.81.jpg This will work for your TV and stereo.

Hang the paper chinese lanterns. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MgbqL1KOnLI/SyfKY4Ay9-I/AAAAAAAAAoE/zvLsgkGH2hA/s320/Chinese+Lanterns.jpg

Don’t forget the ceiling do an asphalt grey paint on it. 1/2 way accross the ceiling put a city decal http://www.ioffer.com/i/CITY-SKYLINE-LARGE-VINYL-WALL-DECALS-STICKER-ART-DECOR-124491531 then leave the top 1/2 white.

Metal grey micro mini blinds.

A city neon lit poster http://www.lampboutique.com/Neonetics-ny-taxi-neon-led-poster-NEO1345.html

Bedding in a shiny black http://www.beinteriordecorator.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/Queen-Bed-in-a-Bag-Striped-Black-Comforter-Set-Interior-Bedroom-Decorating.jpg

4 Responses to “All those lurking interior designers. Any ideas on how to do a City styled room?”

  1. me says:

    What city..Big difference in England, Paris and NYC. Also what mood….Sexy, Night life, Day time, Romantic, Fun….Artsy…Gothic…Old world…1920′s…Modern day.

    **Steam Punk.

    Ok you have to start of with a defining feature http://www.kaboodle.com/za/browse?q=manhole+rug&st=item§ion=
    Some great art http://www.humorhound.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/deception-subway-sign-demotivational-poster.jpg
    http://www.allposters.com/-sp/New-York-Subway-Signs-Posters_i2680719_.htm

    You want a good city garbage can http://www.globalindustrial.com/g/office/garbage-recycling/containers-outdoor-steel/outdoor-steel-mesh-trash-receptacles This you turn upside down and put an old round table top on painted black and grey.

    Line the bottom part of your wall with wire mesh http://www.bridgat.com/index.php?page=search&cid=7&hw_num=10&s_res=AND&off=11&s_by=f_title&a_d=desc

    Z brick and grafitti a wall http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/2403525/2/istockphoto_2403525-grunge-wall-graffiti.jpg

    Find some funky lamps at a thrift store and spray paint them black and silver and rust.

    Make a low table from an old pallett. Get 2 …Lift the top boards and then set them together without a gap. For the legs use old lawn mower wheels http://www.homeaccentstoday.com/articles/blog/1960000396/20090413/986-Furniture_Factory_Cart.1_04-12-2009_K218Q29Q.standalone.prod_affiliate.81.jpg This will work for your TV and stereo.

    Hang the paper chinese lanterns. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MgbqL1KOnLI/SyfKY4Ay9-I/AAAAAAAAAoE/zvLsgkGH2hA/s320/Chinese+Lanterns.jpg

    Don’t forget the ceiling do an asphalt grey paint on it. 1/2 way accross the ceiling put a city decal http://www.ioffer.com/i/CITY-SKYLINE-LARGE-VINYL-WALL-DECALS-STICKER-ART-DECOR-124491531 then leave the top 1/2 white.

    Metal grey micro mini blinds.

    A city neon lit poster http://www.lampboutique.com/Neonetics-ny-taxi-neon-led-poster-NEO1345.html

    Bedding in a shiny black http://www.beinteriordecorator.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/Queen-Bed-in-a-Bag-Striped-Black-Comforter-Set-Interior-Bedroom-Decorating.jpg
    References :

  2. mel m says:

    I would search the net under (modern loft) or (contemporary design) that should pull up some good info on city style design.
    A great place to look for design ideas is Flickr . All you have to do is type in a few words and you will get loads of pictures. There are also lots of groups dedicated to just that kind of style that will really get your creative juices flowing. Rate my space is another great place to gather ideas for interior design projects.
    Good luck.
    References :
    www. flicker.com and http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/multigallery.esi

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