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Textures and materials are the ones that add complexity to our homes, creating contrasts and backgrounds for our wonderful furniture pieces and works of art.Today we are talking about the traditional exposed brick walls which have gained an immense popularity in the industrial design style, a memory of old factories and warehouses.. Although the brick wall is present in almost every home, the idea of leaving it exposed is not so quite understood and appreciated as one might think. In restoration projects, the architects are obliged to preserve every stage of the monuments life and to present it to the general public by conserving that state. The same idea can be applied to an old mansion brought back to life where one can preserve the exposed walls as a memory of the past and a wonderful cozy warm background for the future interior design.
In new homes nowadays we tend to cover up the brick walls which are perfectly created with old bricks that mimic aged walls and add complexity to our designs. Either way, the brick wall is a constant in our lives and its raw qualities have been discovered, appreciated and put to value in wonderful designs. Painted in white, black, silver or simply left bare and natural, a brick wall makes a statement, its texture enriching any room.
Romantic elegant decors can be created by using exposed brick walls. By adding in wooden beams and concrete floors you obtain a modern interpretation full of texture contrast and materiality. Mix this together with the vivid bright green of a lively climbing plant and you can obtain perfection. Details such as coppery metallic lighting fixtures a colorful accent pillow, a one of a kind wooden coffee table all add up to the incredible setup.
If you are lucky enough to own such incredible windows, leave the brick walls exposed as well for an authentic romantic Boheme design.Let the greenery and scenery provide the neccesary contrast and color and keep things light and neutral.
For small spaces such as an apartment, adding a hand of white paint to a brick wall will lighten up the place without losing none of its texture and complexity. Again neutral beige grey tones have been used for a unitary design line.
The staircase is one of the most important and also most neglected corners of our homes. Connecting different areas of the house, the staircase should be treated accordingly as a wonderful way of passage, with quality materials and textures. Here the red raw texture of an exposed brick wall contrasts wonderfully with the purity of the white staircase.
The richness of natural chestnut wood and the raw texture of black brick walls is incredibly accentuated by the elegance of coppery lighting fixtures and decorations.A manly decor with delicate accents set in a raw powerful background.
A silver brick wall? Well in contemporary design lines everything is possible.Elegant in a strange way, this example proves how you can take something as ancient as a brick wall and turn it modern and edgy with little effort.
A modern youthful bedroom design in light textures can take advantage of an exposed brick wall and transform it into a canvas for exposing design pieces.
Letting the greenery invade a brick wall is a wonderful idea, full of contrasts and life.
A modern take in a airy loft taken advantage of its ancient brick walls and leaving them exposed, used as a frame for a modern statement couch and mirror.
Adding exposed bricks to your favorite corner will transform every experience.
You can opt for an exposed brick wall for your bedroom. Choose to paint it in white for a more soothing effect.
The perfect background for contemporary art displays in a chic Parisian style interior decor.
Small spaces deserve substance, unique details that will make them stand out.A tiny kitchen line will look wonderfully on a brick backsplash.
Industrial style loft will keep things light and unpretentious.
A minimal design line needs powerful textures to add complexity.
A fresh open space taking use of various materials and textures: wood, bricks, concrete, leather and last but not least, light.
Ornaments embellish any ordinary design, making it stand out, transforming it into something unique.
A loos style with delicate combinations of hues and one major tone as a primary subject.
A French atmosphere can be created by leaving one brick wall exposed and painted in white, with accents of herbs and stenciled wooden items.
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