Lately, I’ve been obsessed with brick. Raw and new, old and whitewashed, painted, used. It has such texture and feeling. Whether used as a floor or on the wall, brick is a wonderful warm material for the home. Perhaps you don’t like the orangey tone of a standard brick? Try grey or cream-colored ones. Or just paint it over – but be sure to let the shape of the brick and the lines of the mortar show through!
Wishing you lived in an old loft with that exposed industrial look? Try adding brick to an end wall! Just be sure that the wall doesn’t continue past a window or door and your makeover can be seen as not original. Or have you found a brick wall under old wallboard? Take it off! Let those beautiful bricks shine through.
(above) Herringbone Brick Floor