I am thrilled to be thinking outside the box on this one! It was a bit of a struggle, but I finally had the thought to tell you about exposed red brick for this week’s red color theme. When it comes to red I am personally not a huge fan, unless it’s the holiday season…which it is! However, I did not want to do a typical ‘red for the holidays’ blog post, so I thought it would be a bit more interesting to show some awesome interiors with exposed red brick.
Red brick has been making a modern statement the last decade, seen mostly within older vacated buildings that have been repurposed into apartments. While the concept isn’t new it often resurfaces in new ways. I, for one, am not the type to take a brick fireplace and paint it white. I enjoy the natural brick and its beauty, as well as the story it tells. Moreover, it lends some great texture to a room (remember I love texture), adds weight to your space and portrays a rustic/industrial feel which is very popular right now. So, let me lay some brick on ya! Pun intended, of course.
As you can see, exposed brick can work in a variety of spaces and in a modern way. You better think twice before painting that brick next time! Feel free to pull red through the room by adding some other red furnishings or accessories, otherwise, you can let the red brick be its own statement by using other complementary pieces. If you have the opportunity use the brick to your advantage then don’t waste your time trying to disguise it – embrace it.
What fun! Hopefully, the ideas are brewing. Let us know if you have exposed brick in your home that you want to work with. We love to hear from you. Happy holidays everyone and enjoy!