This apartment is in a beautiful landmarked building in the Wall Street area. During its renovation, the designers strived for a modern feel but also wanted to pay homage to the Old World charm of the original building elements: massive windows, ornate ironwork furnaces and dark wood floors. The previously enclosed kitchen was opened up and the materials chosen to highlight the feel of old New York: reclaimed brick on the walls, steel countertops and backsplash, even the pendants have the look of gas lights. Paint: Benjamin Moore Dove Wing, Pendants: Remains Lighting Eugene, Brick: Brick It Used NY.
Cast stone, used here by Atlanta-based Cruickshank Remodeling, can be made to resemble limestone, granite, quartz, blue stone, marble and many other types of real stone at a more affordable price. It can even replace brick or be molded into a brick pattern that looks authentic but lasts longer than real bricks.
Surround your island with salvaged items, like brick. You can get the same type of look as this kitchen, by Atlanta designer Jenn Ryan, by scouring building supply depots for thin non-structural bricks. For this inspiration room, Ryan used brick veneer tiles that were cut in quarter-inch slices from century-old bricks in Chicago.
Market lights strung from the house to the tree create a warm and romantic atmosphere, especially in the evenings. Reclaimed red brick is used for the patio, which features intimate seating areas and beautifully planned landscaping.
A custom horizontal railing is used to add a modern feel to the Modern Prairie design of this Atlanta home. The stair risers are brick with a flagstone top. Both materials compliment the stone and brick on the house built by Epic Development.
Indoor brick walls add industrial, historic and rustic charm; however, the brownish red tone of the brick drastically limits the possible color palettes a homeowner can use. To keep the brick pattern and the rich texture, paint the brick bright white in a flat finish. The white brick will make a room seem much brighter and also allow virtually any color scheme to work well.
Designers took a more modern approach to shiplap and brick in this living room by using a clean style shiplap and painted, white brick. To finish the design, gray furniture and black accents were added to the white space to make the room both bright and inviting.
Interior designer Susan Diana Harris, Allied ASID, is crazy about color, and she used it to great effect around this fireplace. The brick surround was painted Benjamin Moore’s Douglas Fir to complement the room’s Spring Moss walls, and gorgeous paintings by artist Erin E Sorensen depict the homeowners' view of the nearby San Francisco Bay.
Stone steps and retaining walls are used to terrace down the sloped property of this expansive private estate. They lead down to a large formal area with brick walkways, manicured lawns and a simple water feature. Stone urns are filled with beautiful flowers to bring color to the backyard.