ISSUE 13  |  Rite of Spring

Another Brick in the Wall

March 28, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Years ago, I lived in a rental apartment with an unappealingly brick fireplace surround; after checking with the landlord (or did I?), I painted it glossy white. Here's a roundup of springlike rooms with brick walls painted white, neatly solving the orangey-brick issue.

Above: A vignette from Ngoc Minh Ngo's new book, Bringing Nature Home.

Above: A wall detail from the interior of the Northern Spy Food Co. in NYC, designed by Made by Two.

Above: A beer garden featuring white tables and white brick walls at a house in Hove via Light Locations.

Above: Indoor brick walls are painted white in Hitoshi Uchida's home in Japan via The Selby.

Above: An outdoor deck in the studio of Marie Mees. Photograph by Van Leuven Bart for Office for Word and Image.

Above: Bricks undergo a single wash of white paint from Designer Visit: Paula Leen Studio in Holland.

Above: White-painted brick walls in the bathroom from Steal This Look: White Australian Bath.

Above: White bricks provide a clean backdrop for Isaac Yu Chen's coat rack from ICFF Report: Cranbrook Academy.