I just had to share this. It’s a great example of when less is so much more. This before and after is from a client’s condo where his fireplace wall was previously completely covered in stone, which is something that’s very commonly seen.
It seems like everyone wants a feature wall and I hate to be a debbie downer, but I’ll be the first to discourage it – at least when it’s done like this anyway. This particular “feature wall” is adjacent to the kitchen and open to the living room and dinette. By adding brick, we are adding a very busy fixed finish to a space that’s already open to other important fixed finishes like the counter, cabinets, flooring and backsplash. Not only is it difficult to coordinate so many finishes, but it’s distracting and it creates one more feature that will age the space.
Did you notice how much better the art looks on a blank background?
You don’t always need much to transform your space and it can sometimes help to get a designer in before committing to an expensive purchase that you really might not need or that you might regret.
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