Good Questions: How Should I Mimic Exposed Brick?

Good Questions: How Should I Mimic Exposed Brick?

Aaron Able
Aug 13, 2008

Natalie would like some advice: "So. I just signed a lease for an apartment on Times Square and my one stipulation was that I really wanted exposed brick. Well, the apartment is fabulous, but no exposed brick, so I had to go for it, but I still want my brick wall! What do you guys think of that faux brick wallpaper? Home Depot even has it. I don't know! Is it awful? Apparently it is highly embossed...

And if it IS awful... what do you think the hippest and most versatile neutral wall color is right now? Soft gray?

Thanks!!! :)"

Natalie — realistic-looking faux bricks were covered earlier this year in The New York Times. Check the article for some resources.

Any other advice for Natalie?

(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: newyork(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)

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