The brick fireplace and its chimney are large and, left in the original red, might feel imposing and out of date. But painted white, they look clean and contemporary and become an ideal backdrop for fun details like the lantern pendants.
Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines added new wood flooring to replace the blue, outdated wall-to-wall carpeting in this renovated living room. The brick fireplace was painted bright white, a new mantel was installed and the fireplace doors were removed for a more modern look.
Subtle variations in color and texture bring a striking cohesiveness to the sitting area in this bright, open living space. The decorative touches are minimal which allow the modern style to shine, as well as drawing attention to features like the exposed brick wall, painted beams and natural cork floor.
After: A brick path was laid in three different levels with the lowest level at the yard's gate, the middle level at the seating area and the upper level near the entryway. To save money, the window sashes were painted a bold red that popped against the existing house color.
Brick red paint makes the unique, slanted awning above this patio pop. The home's modern profile is juxtaposed against its soft, leafy surroundings, while large windows and ample outdoor spaces connect indoors and out.
Cabinets painted in a light teal color combined with an abundance of sunlight streaming through the open Dutch door make this kitchen bright and airy. An exposed brick wall adds a rustic touch to the otherwise modern space, while a small round white table provides the perfect space for casual dining.
A bright yellow leather sofa sets the tone for a fun and funky living space. Mod vertical windows are inset on a exposed brick wall, which is painted white to brighten the space. Meanwhile, natural wood blinds tie in the geometric fireplace surround. A papered accent wall adds an extra layer of pattern.
Natural materials were the foundation of the loft's look, from exposed brick painted white and hickory floors to the leather sofa and natural fiber rug in the living room. For the floors, designers maintained the 2 1/4" width plank that was typical to artist lofts of the building's early 20th century era.
As seen on Fixer Upper, to revitalize the outdated exterior of the Ridley home, Joanna added wooden shutters and custom made pillars. To further update the home's look, the brick was painted a more modern color and landscaping was added to give the outdoor space a much needed facelift.
The formal dining room also includes a built-in bar, complete with exposed brick for added texture. A black-and-white painting of the couple's child is showcased above and complements the geometric wall treatment.
An open floor plan adds to the home's light, airy mood, especially paired with the neutral palette. A coat of white paint makes elements like the brick fireplace and wood ceiling feel ethereal instead of heavy.
Help visually widen a small space by painting broad stripes on the walls. This dining room chooses striking black and white ones which offer fun, quirky contrast to the traditional chandelier and brick fireplace.
This pint-size kitchen lives larger than it actually is thanks to a mix of materials and a receding jewel-toned paint color. Painted wood, stainless steel, exposed brick and warm pine flooring come together beautifully to create a functional kitchen that’s anything but blah. Concealed storage keeps it looking uncluttered and a multitude of drawers ensure spices and utensils are within easy reach.
A long, rectangular mirror reflects the white brick fireplace surround and exposed wood ceiling beams in this cottage-style room. The door frame, window frame, table lamp and rug add touches of blue to accent the neutral space. Wood stumps painted white create beautifully unique stools that pop against the gray floors.
This renovated brick row house offers a modern aesthetic in a historical structure. A small bathroom with colorful teal paint and a nearby walk-in closet with custom lighting sit at the bottom of these dark gray classic stairs.
Rollin's uniform garden colors of green and white are beautifully set off by the tailored lines of her home. Rollins put her own design stamp on the home when she bought it by painting its red brick a crisp white which contrasts with the dark navy, almost black shutters she added. Brick edging and a line of boxwoods provide precision and delineated edging for her garden beds.
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.