Be inspired by this converted printing factory

Love looking at real-life reader's homes? Take a tour around this converted factory in France which contrasts raw, industrial edginess with suprising design ideas and a luscious internal garden. This former priniting factory was previously featured in Liv

This renovated printing factory in Marseilles, France, combines industrial chic with contemporary design classics. The living area opens onto a luscious internal courtyard.

1/6 Living room | Coverted factory around a courtyard

coffee table with orange lamps and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC /Jean-Marc Wullschleger)

The orange lamps are vintage. The coffee table was made with reclaimed wood, but Oka sells similar pieces. Contact White & Reid for a polished concrete floor. 

2/6 Kitchen | Coverted factory around a courtyard

kitchen with yellow chair and hanging lights

(Image credit: Future PLC /Jean-Marc Wullschleger)

The kitchen echoes the building's industrial history. The fabric-covered chairs add a softer feel to the room.

The kitchen table once belonged to a haberdasher.  For rustic brick tiling, try World's End Tiles. The lamps are antiques, but Ikea has lookalikes. The Worktop Shop makes splashbacks and worktops like these. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe.

3/6 Hallway | Coverted factory around a courtyard

hallway with dining and staircase

(Image credit: Future PLC /Jean-Marc Wullschleger)

The dining chairs are vintage and the table is made from reclaimed wooden planks and a black metal base: find similar at RetrouviusFandango sells Sixties-style lighting. Lombok has chairs with a colonial feel.

4/6 Bedroom | Coverted factory around a courtyard

bedroom with white cushion and bedlinen

(Image credit: Future PLC /Jean-Marc Wullschleger)

The brick screen acts as a room divider, and the white finish reflects light, making the space feel bright and fresh.

The throws are Moroccan. Calvin Klein does white bedlinen. The Natural Curtain Company carries a range of curtains.

5/6 Bathroom | Coverted factory around a courtyard

bathroom with white chair and black tiles

(Image credit: Future PLC /Jean-Marc Wullschleger)

Black slate tiles cover the walls and floor in the bathroom, while rustic touches add warmth.

For slate tiles, try HomebaseEmily Readett-Bailey carries similar rustic chairs and benches. Ideal Standard sells a range of white baths and basins and Bathstore has wall-mounted taps.

6/6 Swimming pool | Coverted factory around a courtyard

swimming pool with arm chair and potted plants

(Image credit: Future PLC \Jean-Marc Wullschleger)

Outside, vintage rattan furniture adds a tropical feel.

For similar chairs try The Chelsea Gardener has large white planters like these.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from an industrial-chic conversion to a retro 1970s-inspired bungalow.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.