Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Brick by Brick

In the South, we have a lot of brick (ok, yes I know, there is a lot of brick up north too...).  Mr. Southern and I joke that our backyard is really a brick-making factory and those who try to garden in clay soil know just what I'm talking about.  But the brick that I love is the interior wall brick.  One of my favorite experiences is entering a restaurant, for example, seeing great windows along the left side of the wall, but walking deep into the building with a warm brick wall along the right (or vice versa).  
wisteria interior
 Wisteria in Atlanta

I love the versatility of brick, too.  Brick can be....


Isn't that chandalier amazing!!!??

Country Living - designer Hillary Wallace

European Country
<p>Unconventional Storage Solutions</p>

Transitional Contemporary

via Cococozy

via HGTV

Modern Living Room Photo by tandemracer

modern pop art living room

via Life in a Venti Cup (via Desire to Inspire)



Apartment Therapy

or even Faux
Designer Showhose, St. Petersburg Times

I tried not to select too many blatant loft pictures simply because that is so obvious with brick! But I have to share a few... beginning with my old loft (need to scan some better pictures!) and its "upgrade."

Here it is when I lived there.
Pardon the terrible photos.  I was trying to capture the velvet drapes I had just sewn. They are really a deep purple/brown.  

And here it is redone (below).  Sadly, it has been repainted and no longer houses that bright orange accents (not my selection... but I loved it) or the pale green painted brick (that was my selection, and I like it much better than the burgandy). 

But the upgraded appliances would have been nice!!

A quickie look at a few other lofts... I can't end with the redo of my own.
 Riverplace condos sc

Ian Marshall Atlanta Real Estate

Real Estate listing- South Carolina

Birmingham News- Living



  1. I like interior brick walls too although we don't have any in our house. I like the look of the bedroom with the brick wall behind it.

  2. Love the interior brick photos..very warm and old world.. glad you stopped by my blog as it brought me to yours! I've enjoyed reading through some of your posts..

  3. Oh these make me swoon, especially the first 2 pictures!

  4. Bunch of great photos. I'm not sure where I am on interior brick. It's "red" forever. I like my boring brick to be painted. The older, the more beat up, the more "built for a practical rather than decorative reason" the better for me.

  5. Beautiful examples - and I love the linens in that HGTV photo.

  6. Oh I do love a brick wall. This is a great roundup. :) Our apartment in New York had exposed brick along one entire side and it's one of the things I miss most about it!

  7. Hmmm i love this look. so charming and rustic! x

  8. When we lived in Boston one half of our town home was exposed brick and even still contained the original bread and cooling ovens in the walls. It provided a wonderful textural component to the living space as well as a reminder of the history of Charlestown. I loved it.

  9. the grey or white painted brick is my favorite. you have some great options here.

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