March 3, 2011
While my hubby was off riding his dirt cycle this past week, I spent one evening watching (500) Days of Summer, on my laptop, cozy in bed. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it. The sets happen to be the reason for this post. With soaring brick walls, windows to match, exposed wood beams and polished concrete floors, the building where Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel) work together is stunning to say the least. Another favourite of mine, was the building where Tom goes for his interview at the end. The ironwork ceilings, elevators and railings are incredible. I’m sorry I don’t have any images to share but you’ll just have to see it for yourself.
Exposed brick walls are lovely, don’t you think? They are akin to the colour black. They go with every style. Modern, traditional, industrial, country, mid century, eclectic. Whatever your style is, a brick wall will accommodate it.
In raw form, brick walls are truly works of art. It amazed me to think that each and every brick was placed by hand and has stood the test of time.
Unpainted or painted? Which do you prefer? I could go either way. The brick walls in this modern bath give it a very fresh and crisp feel. But imagine if it was left in the raw with the window trim painted black and a hit of red, it would have looked quite amazing as well. Don’t you think?
This very sleek and modern kitchen doesn’t seem so intimidating since it’s balanced with the old and worn. This happens to be a summer home in Paris. I wonder if they take in visitors?
And this spacious warehouse conversion is…oh, 8600 square feet. That’s a little on the large side, although I don’t know if I would ever complain to live in such a historical building. My girls would have a blast riding their bikes through this space, that I know for sure. All the original features of the building give it so much character. This warehouse in Spain, has gone through a few transformations, from stables, to bomb shelter, then print shop only to end up as a private and very grand residence.
Follow the links, if you would like to see more of these homes. All of the homes are unique and there’s something to like in each and every one. The first pair of images come from the home of Sheryl Crow and it’s my favourite. She has an amazing collection of vintage finds and her home has such a cozy feel despite it being a loft. You might want to grab a cup of coffee because you might be awhile.