Friday, January 28, 2011

She's a brick....hoouuuse

I have a thing for exposed brick. It's almost as intense as my thing for doilies...almost. I've been on the fence about doing an exposed brick wall in our master bedroom. I'm a sucker for that New York loft look, so cool and chic yet cozy at the same time. I just picture myself hanging out in my super chic bedroom, hair in a messy bun, glasses on, reading wedding magazines - because I'm still obsessed - just looking so city girl with my exposed brick wall. Simple dreams I have people, simple dreams.

I made up my mind a couple weeks ago that it was a no-go. A combination of self doubt/expenses/big project/resale value/hubby thinks it's a terrible idea woes had me flip flopping. But when I run across the pics like I'm about to share, my heart starts to pitter patter and I feel like I must give it a second chance. First, a pic of our room as is:

You can't tell by this picture, but it's really quite large, we are super lucky. Two huge, organized(!) closets and plenty of space for our King size bed. Can't you just picture it?! Here's my vision: I would take out the backs of the bookshelves on either side of the bed, add an upholstered (DIY) headboard, add a new light fixture (current one is simple, flush to ceiling), install hardwood, find a bench for the end of the bed, and bring in a flokati to anchor it all together. I just think it would be lovely. Check out some of the spaces that have been inspiring me...

Kind of starting to dig colored window frames due to spaces like this one.

This totally plays into to my girly girl ways.

Shut the front rustic and romantic.

Love those mismatched mirrors.

What do you think? Does adding a brick wall limit potential buyers down the road? We aren't planning on selling ANY time in the near, or distant, future, but it is something to consider. Ok, one more pic, just because I like to end on a positive note. 

Get. In. Ma. Bedroom.

1 comment:

The Tampiens said...

We share the same obsession and apparently the same husband problem. ;) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE exposed brick! Let me know if you find a way to make it work and share your secret...