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Bricks

Here in Australia we have an endless number of houses built in masonry in different styles and in different colour variations. From the red, to white, dark brick as well as black. Incredibly beautiful houses from the mid-1800s, to the new modern buildings. The materials range from polished white, rough brick to a combination of modern wooden & old brick. I appreciate when one attempts to retain the old house & adds to or builds with the new. Two eras that interact is always charming.

I have not always been fond of bricks but it has slowly crept on, like falling in love, with the fabulous surroundings that influences. Especially restaurants & coffee shops around Sydney’s suburbs. Take a look & see what you think!

designed-for-life.tumblr.comdesigned-for-life.tumblr.com / old & new in a charming look.

pinterest.compinterest.com / almost like art.

facebook.comfacebook.com / polished white in an industrial modern look.

ikea.seikea.se / great combination in a country style.

le-sojomer@apple.comle-sojomer@apple.com / appealing materials, colours & look.

bungalowclassic.tumblr.combungalowclassic.tumblr.com / Kitchen love in white & wood.

remainsimple.tumblr.comremainsimple.tumblr.com / beautiful

pinterest.compinterest.com / wonderful corner with great light.

freedom.au.comfreedom.au.com / leather & brick.

thesimplicityofwhite.tumblrthesimplicityofwhite.tumblr / Great look & atmosphere.

stylizimoblogstylizimoblog / beautiful in white.

bungalowclassic.tumblr.combungalowclassic.tumblr.com / dark with black.

sturbock.tumblr.comsturbock.tumblr.com / nice combinations of colours & material.

desiretoinspire.netdesiretoinspire.net / classic look.

blogs.cotemaisonblogs.cotemaison / industrial vintage – look.

nofatnowhip.tumblr.comnofatnowhip.tumblr.com / white charm.

Take care / Marie

 

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Another brick in the wall / 147

Hej friends,

I’ve been out  on a city tour with some friends & Sydney’s suburbs are full of beautiful & exciting brick houses & buildings. Our first house was in red brick, even though we said, anything but a brick house. It turned out well anyhow & we lived there long enough to renovate the entire house before we moved. I have not always been particularly fond of brick as material. Maybe because I felt that those houses was cold & without soul when I was younger. I grew up in a society that largely consisted of wooden houses, since it was traditionally, the material used in the construction industry …& that still is. What else can you expect from a country that is covered by forest. I love wood in all kinds of shapes, it’s an unbeatable material.

We once had a recreation room with a red brick wall around the fireplace while the other walls were pine paneling. I thought long to paint the brick wall white, but never got started, I think deep down, I wanted to keep the natural red brick as it was. That said, it’s nice with brick houses but I also think it’s exciting to let a brick wall be visible, in a room together with other materials. It adds another dimension, an additional structure that provides warmth & character. Let’s take a look at the different interiors below…

Such a nice feature wall in natural stone that looks so good with white furniture / Ustagerimez

Yet another image with white furniture but here’s the bricks in white too / Countryliving

A great brick wall in burned blacks & browns / Nomad

Fantastic stone floor in grey-black to an incredibly fine masonry wall in grey / Bobedre

 A red brick wall that goes so well against the white ceiling, the birch bench board & black floor / Prepfection

Fabulous with the fresh appearance – high ceiling, arched shape plus white & black furniture / Pinterest

It is quite enough with a wall piece as well, it becomes a nice touch in the room / Stockholmvitt

Talk about beautiful interior with built in appliances in black & the kitchen island. It’s just great / Rantala

Light & fresh environment with bricks that creates some warmth with its colour & structure / The Fancy

A wonderful room with wooden roof where the masonry fireplace becomes the centre piece / Atlantahomesmag via Justbesplendid

I seem to unconsciously select images with a lot of white but I have say that it looks good together with the burnt brick colour / Desiretoinspire

Good use of the space under the stairs with the bar & the exciting brick wall / Frenchbydesign

Small but effecient space with a wonderful floor & exposed bricks / Designedforlife

Nice & exciting combination / Frenchbydesign

Take care / Marie

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