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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A white door pops against gray and red brick in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Brick homes can use a front door color other than red, says landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography.
Reminiscent of an English country estate, this distinguished Georgian Colonial with brick facade has been beautifully restored and expanded. Set in a premier estate enclave in Rye, NY its noble charm and pristine landscaping give it an heir of grandeur.