another brick in the wall

Before I found my current flat I looked at a building which had living space very much akin to a hotel. It was completely soulless. As much as I love staying in hotels when I’m on holiday, I certainly wouldn’t like to live in one. Blank walls, straight lines, that “new” smell… basically devoid of any personality. Which is why as soon as I stepped into my present place, I knew instantly that it was the one for me. It has stripped floorboards which creak, a (non-working but) beautiful fireplace, antique taps, sash windows and character. I don’t know about you, but I gotta have features, period or otherwise. Which is why I’m more than a little enamoured with exposed brick walls. Of course, there are brick walls and there are brick walls (unworn bricks? Yeuch), but I’m thinking along these lines:

If you’re a fan of the texture but like things to be a little more uniform when it comes to the finish, then how about painting over the bricks. I’m a big fan of the whitewashed look, but that mint is heaven:

{images via Decor8, Atticmag, Weekend Attire, The Decorista & Pinterest}
What do you think of the look?

COMMENTS   comments7

  1. kay
    29 March 2012 at 4:17 pm

    some very stunning rooms there certainly could live in them all

  2. Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}
    29 March 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I’ve ALWAYS loved exposed brick, dreaming when I was a kid that I would live in one of those converted warehouses all NY-loft style! lol The dream never materialised but I still love the look. Gorgeous images!

  3. Amanda
    29 March 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I love exposed brick walls. I have lived with my parents who had a gorgeous brick wall feature in their living room area – it gives the room a lift and looks very different to your normal plain feature wall.

    Good luck
    Amanda xo

  4. MMG
    30 March 2012 at 10:42 am

    There’s one wall in this selection that looks like it’s been glossed, which I don’t particularly care for… THAT SAID, I had exposed brick in my apt in NY, and whilst it was amazingly stylish, it was a bit of a nightmare in terms of keeping it clean and preventing dust.

    That said, I’d take exposed brick again, but with the knowledge, as it were.

  5. Helena - A Diary of Lovely
    30 March 2012 at 5:44 pm

    We had exposed brick on our last flat and I loved it, actually today I was just thinking how I would love a flat like that for our next home!

  6. El
    30 March 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I love how rustic it looks, especially in contrast to painted plastered walls…

  7. Teri Roughen
    3 April 2012 at 11:52 pm

    so dreamy! I’ve never lived anywhere with exposed brick but hope to some day! So gorgeous! Teri


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