Bricks On The Comeback

9 years ago
2 minutes

Feature brick walls make a comeback in award-winning apartment

Using face brick in a kitchen can create a great focal point and is one of the latest trends in modern kitchens. There are many different colours, textures and patterns that can be used to create a stunning design for feature walls, splashbacks and more.

For something more traditional with a rustic feel, sandstock bricks can make the space feel more inviting and warm. 

If the choice is to move towards a more modern look, then choosing a glazed brick that is available in a multitude of exciting colours will create a stunning focal point and will contrast well with other architectural elements, including solid oak flooring and exposed timber. 

The beauty of using brick is that it is a modular element that can be used in a myriad of ways, such as using different bond patterns to create assorted effects and using contrasting or complementary colours and textures together for a unique look that can add a sense of drama to the overall design.

The humble internal ‘feature brick wall’ has been revived with the stunning, black, glazed Nobel brick from PGH Bricks & Pavers, which takes centre stage in the kitchen of an award-winning Teneriffe Warehouse Apartment. The outstanding renovation was awarded the 2013 Australian Interior Design Award for ‘Best of State – Residential Design QLD’.

Nobel bricks from the PGH Academy collection feature in the open plan kitchen as a fully glazed brick splashback and internal dividing wall. The Nobel bricks were selected by interior designers, Wrightson Stewart, because of their contemporary attributes. The sharp arrises, high gloss finish, smooth texture and deep solid colour perfectly contrasted with the gritty architectural elements like the solid oak flooring, exposed timber and steel trusses, high raked ceilings and the original internal red brick perimeter walls.

The client brief was to ‘create the ultimate bachelor pad’ and the use of Nobel bricks in black helps to define the ‘masculine’ space. 

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