Browse these original ideas to decorate with exposed bricks and be inspired!
Did you know that exposed bricks on walls are back on trend?
We have already seen exposed brick for years now, especially in industrial and loft style interiors, so you may think there is nothing new on this. But actually one of the latest trends in interiors is to explore new and original ways to decorate with one of the simplest materials you may have – that are, exactly, bricks. With their warm terracotta color and they texture, in fact, bricks are the perfect material to create patterns and layerings, other than being one of the most affordable yet sustainable materials.
In this post, I collected six super-creative ways to decorate with exposed bricks to inspire you. Which one is your favorite? Share on Instagram by tagging @italianbark
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6 original ways to decorate with Exposed Bricks
A Milanese restaurant with exposed bricks decor
28 posti is a restaurant in Milan recently renovated by Cristina Celestino. The owners were looking for a welcoming design, to express the concepts of authenticity, materiality, simplicity and local origin. The designer choose a palette plays ofsubtle colours and natural materials – timber in different finishes, natural waxed steel, chalk-white oand terracotta bricks – used in many different and original ways to create pattern. Discover more here
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A sustainable urban retreat in London
Bermonds Locke is a new urban retreat focused on sustainability located in South London and designed by Holloway Li studio. Considered use of repurposed and recycled materiality is at the heart of this design, where construction site materials such as engineering bricks and steel rebar have been reused in many creative ways. Discover more here
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An Australian café with exposed bricks and wood
Prior is a café in Melbourne cafe designed by architecture studio Ritz & Ghougassian with a modern rustic style. Bricks run across the floor and form the base of the service bar that lies on one side of the room, while a box filled with timber logs and a wood burner in the middle is the focal point of the cafe. Discover more here
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A cannabis store in Toronto
Alchemy is Canada’s first highly immersive cannabis store.Located in the heart of downtown Toronto and designed by Paolo Ferrari, the store design brings together artistry, nature and technology. The shop in fact is divided into different areas with a very different design: a display area with a very futuristic aesthetic, mirrored surfaces and organic shapes, in high contrast with the checkout area. Here, natural terracotta brick, aluminium walls, terrazzo flooring, and a brightly-lit ceiling evoke a very natural feeling. Discover more here
An home in bright red and bricks
House in Sant Antoni de Vilamajor is a 250-square-metre, single-storey home in Barcelona designed by Arquitectura-G. The concept is very original yet minimal, with red surfaces feature both inside and outside, adding colour to an otherwise simple palette of materials that includes concrete blocks, minimal glazing and clay tiles. Discover more here.
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A retail store with patterned brick walls in London
Forte Forte store in London by Giada and Paolo Forte features exposed bricks which are handmade in Sicily, and create an amazing pattern on the walls. Matched with golden surfaces, slabs of grey ceppo Lombardo stone and plants, they create a very original concept design. Discover more here