Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Brick Ideas from AT



Here are the images I mentioned. Both are from Apartment Therapy...

Gray painted brick: I don't usually say "swoon". Just not a word in my working vocabulary. But, if I did say it, this would be a worthy photo for the expression.


Limed/whitewashed brick: Okay, maybe it's in my vocabulary now.

Swoon.

So. Which is your favorite?



11 comments:

Heather said...

I like the second one much better. The subtle color makes it look more like that's the brick real color. The first picture looks too much like gray painted brick.

AshleyandJoshua said...

Lovely blog header! I love the second one...much easier to handle.

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

Love the new blog look!
And the second one, wowww.

Deb said...

I really like the second one. How do they do that?

Jessica said...

second for sure!

Chelsea said...

Whoa, those are gorgeous! Okay, after seeing those... yes, do something to the brick! :) I am with the majority - I like the second one better. It seems to have more character and depth to it, although the gray painted brick is beautiful, too.

JacciM said...

I think I like the second better, too, although I like that the gray brick is something you don't see everyday.

Definitely keeping that whitewashed one in mind for when it's time to decide.

~Jacci

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

I LOVE the second one. I'm glad you found what I was talking about. I love the patina. I don't know about safety and it coming off, but if there was a way to get that look safely, I would say go with that. It's my favorite.

Stephen and Larissa said...

I like the whitewashed one. I think it's more in keeping with the tone of the rest of the house too. The gray, although gorgeous, looks a little more modern than your style.

JOSH AND LAURA said...

Here's a minority opinion: I like the gray much better. But then, we just painted our bedroom wall a dark gray (just one wall) and I am kinda crazy for all shades of gray right now. But in regards to your ealier post, I definitely would paint that fireplace! We have a bright brick FP in our basement and I have paint for it, it's just not high on our priority list right now. Having a baby is . . .

joannegg said...

I like the gray, especially if you paint all the walls white. One thing is for sure -- don't leave the brick alone. It strikes a wrong note in the lovely house you're making.