Joanna Linberg

A friend of mine bought a house recently and she called me to debate whether to paint her red brick fireplace white. I will always say, "Paint it!" Unless you have exceptionally gorgeous brick or you can't get enough red in your room, painting it white (or black) is going to look much more fresh. Remember, brick is not a precious material. Need that extra push? Just see the painted brick features below.

All photos: Thomas J. Story

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