Minted. · Jul 16, 2014

Currently Loving: Whitewashed Brick Walls

By Victoria of SF Girl by Bay

I love the look of old brick walls once they’re given a fresh coat of white paint. While weathered brick is lovely on its own, too, there’s something airy and modern about a whitewashed wall. The look is still warm and cozy, but the paint gives the space a facelift and significantly brightens up the room. Case in point: Hally’s Restaurant (above and below) in London, designed by Alexander Waterworth. Though it’s a commercial restaurant, I think the space is so homey and beautiful, and could easily be translated into a home kitchen.

Read on to see more whitewashed looks I’m loving.

How gorgeous is this brick fireplace mantel? This bright, light-filled home belongs to Netherlands-based blogger and magazine editor Nancy Berendsen. Photo via decor8 (above and below).

This loft-like bedroom features a frame-less bed and the white-brick wall essentially functions as a headboard. The look is modern, but still cozy. Photo via One Nordic Furniture, which created those fabulous light fixtures.

A former factory building near Lille, France, was converted into this beautiful family home. Despite the industrial characteristics of the building, the couple painted the walls white to help create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Photo via Rum Hemma.

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