Sunday, September 6, 2009

Exposed Brick...How I love thee!

This has to be the best project ever! I love exposed brick, the texture, warmth, the simplicity of it really! A single wall can be bricked and left alone and it adds so much to a house. That's why I'm so excited about this company, Arto Brick, they have created "thin bricks" which are real bricks but only a tile width in size! It's brilliant! They can be applied very easily like any kind of wall tile! So much better then faux painting them on! eeww! (Can you tell how much I love them? There are exclamation points everywhere!) I very much plan on using them in my next house. Here is the website. http://www.artobrick.com The site isn't the best yet so to see what they really have to offer, and if you're in Utah, go to any Contempo Tile store. These are some ideas of places to brick. It can be used in modern spaces.
Or in vintage, shabby chic, or country spaces.

In Commerical spaces.


Just a simple wall can transform the space. This kitchen could seem cold and stark but the brick warms it up and adds a little bit of a "cafe" feel.



The bricks can also be used outside (obviously!)



I should probably be apologizing for not posting sooner, but who really reads this anyway!

9 comments:

Jesenia said...

Love the brick ideas, you should do that in your next house. Love it!!! Miss you.

Ro said...

wow, i LOVE those bricks! i want to do that in m house! maybe someday when i have the money and time!

Mindy said...

Hey! Just for the record, I read this, and love it! Keep up the good ideas :)

Gaengy said...

Love your blog...wish you could come over and help me!!!

HanginWithJill said...

I love it too...but question for you. I totally have wanted to do this in my kitchen since I moved to my home, BUT my neighbor/friend across the street did it to her kitchen a couple months ago. Tacky to do it now that she already has??

laurylaro said...

uh, hello, I REALLY read this anyway and get excited when I see a new post!:-) cool.

HollyB said...

Love the brick! And what a great backdrop that would make! Can you use the thin tile width bricks outside? Where in Utah can I find old bricks from demo-ed buildings?
BTW I read this and love it!

Rebecca said...

Wow! Those are pretty. You should also check out http://www.holbirdenterprise.com/Holbird_Enterprise/Home.html.
They sell brick veneer made from authentic 100 year old brick. It is beautiful and they ship nationwide!!!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered this last night while browsing for decorating ideas !! Love what you all do, gorgeous and unique.