I live in a century row house downtown and this is what a large portion of my walls are covered with – exposed brick! Many people covet original brick walls in their home but you’d be surprised how difficult they can be to work with when you’re trying to decorate.
There’s one space that has been a particular ‘problem’ area over the years – a wall that runs along the stairwell to my third floor master bedroom. It’s tall (notice the extended ladder?), I mean reeeeeeally tall and it’s been hard to find the right thing to highlight the area without becoming too overbearing.
I’ve tried a couple of different things here, but nothing seemed to work very well. Here’s my latest attempt. This is a bit of a mish-mash of art and photography we had. About a year ago, my husband and I moved back to Toronto from a stint in Montreal. We had a gorgeous modern open concept condo there, all white and glass and I needed some quick and dirty decor for the walls. I had purchased a coffee table book from Urban Outfitters for my husbands b-day that housed a collection of illustrated posters from a variety of concerts. I loved the collection and thought they would make a striking grouping, so I actually purchased a second book that I proceeded to take apart and frame in a collection of IKEA frames. I had these lying around unused when we moved back here and then paired them with some additional white framed photos we had around the house from some of our travels. Voila – there’s my new wall art! I must say it gave us a bit of a heart attack to hang some of the pieces, but I’m pleased with the effect. What do you think?