Good Questions: What to do with the Brick?

Good Questions: What to do with the Brick?

May 25, 2006

Hello AT,
I have a few big design challenges ahead with an old brick loft that I just bought in Belltown (Seattle). Lots of great brick, but there's an odd concrete fill in that used to be a bank of windows before they built an adjoining building.

What should I do with the brick / concrete wall, or the rest of the room for that matter? I haven't chosen a color for the room yet, and the shag carpet is probably a gonner. I'm Looking for visually interesting suggestions that aren't overpowering. I can work out the color later.

the furnishings in the photo are from the previous owner - they're gone now. But, the salmon wall / shag still remain, at least for now. That wall color will for sure be changed.

thanks for all the design inspiration.


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Hey Seth- Nice digs!! Regarding that brick, wall we have two words for you: Trump L'Oeil. If it were us, we'd take that concrete block and paint a realistic brick image over it to make the blank spot visually disappear. And yes, we'd rip out that rug. We might hang some long, simple (diaphanous linen, maybe?) curtains from the very top of the wall so they'd fall straight down on either side of the window. The long, soft columns would balance the harshness of the brick, while keeping that stunning view the focal point.

Other thoughts?

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