Geek or Chic?

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 | Category: Decor Accessories, Trends

My husband sent me an email this morning telling me he really liked Jill’s post on “Industrial Chic.”  At first, I’ll admit I was a little surprised that this look appealed to him.  Upon further reflection it actually made sense.  I mean, he is such a science geek and the industrial look can at times, remind me of a science lab.  How perfect for him!  I decided to dedicate this post to what I am calling, “Science Lab Chic.” 

Jayson does this look VERY well…

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Mecox Gardens also has some great pieces!

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 What an awesome classroom desk this would be!

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Of course you need great metal cabinets to house all of your “curiosities.”

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Every “classroom” needs a globe!  I love this one from Paris Hotel Boutique. 

French Blue & Company has sooo many fun weird finds in their Curiosity Cabinet:

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Of course, an industrial pendant is a MUST:

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This Bronze Pendant is from Pieces. 

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Erika, of Urban Grace Interiors found this chart at Round Top. 

I found some great school house finds at Clutter in Round Top this year…

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So what do you think of this look, geek or chic?

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8 Comments to 'Geek or Chic?'

Sarah's Fab Day 03 Jun 09 at 2:37 pm

Chic – This is my favorite look.

Bryce 03 Jun 09 at 5:02 pm

Loves it!!!!!! Only the Chic-ist Geek can pull this off, well done

MaterialGirls 03 Jun 09 at 5:15 pm

I never knew Bryce was such a geek! Loves it

LeonaGaita 04 Jun 09 at 10:34 am

I like it a lot! the bronze pendant is gorgeous, and could fit into any look.

Check out the film “Angles and Insects” for Darwinist geek, a great narrative and LOTS of eye candy.

I do think the red room looks a little like a sophisticated college dorm room.

Deb Milne 04 Jun 09 at 3:41 pm

I am freakishly drawn to the geeky side of these chic pieces. I love them. The octopus print hangs in the LA condo of Bill & Julia Rancic ; designed by Tom Felicia. It’s terrific.

ben 04 Jun 09 at 7:03 pm

I have to go with Bryce on this one.

Beth DeLozier-Hayes 21 Jun 09 at 11:55 am

I don’t know if they are chic or geek, but I do know that all of these pieces are WAY AWESOME! What an interesting conversation piece they each would make! I’m also loving the new trend of Octupuses (or Octopi?) this season.

www.industrial-chic.com 20 Sep 09 at 10:18 pm

this is also my favorite genre. designjunkie

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