Friday, 7 March 2014

Brit Decor: White brick wonder

Images (from top) 1+2/ ArchInspire 3/ Groovin' Heads 4/ Indoors Outdoors 5/ SF Girl By Bay
6/ Apartment Therapy

In the world of design, the Industrial vibe is still very much riding the crest of an interiors wave, so today's white brick look represents a transition from something very raw and edgy, to a slightly homelier and more tranquil feel. From converted lofts and warehouses to country cottages, this look is surprisingly versatile.

As a decorative feature, the abundance of texture delivered by bricks creates an instant impact and point of interest. Furthermore, it's as easy as a brushstroke to control the level of depth and texture that you want to achieve; less paint delivers a highly textured look with flashes of the original baked brick clay peeping out from underneath, whilst a fuller covering of paint provides a softer, brighter finish. Either way, the end result is a knock-out style statement.

For lounges and bedrooms, mat-finish white bricks look great when contrasted with generous layers of textiles such as bedlinen and cushions. In the context of kitchens, colour flash point accessories work really well when set against white bricks, as does a sprig or two of luscious fresh green herb foliage!

Do you have exposed brickwork in your home? What's your style?

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