“The house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”
Brick it is! One called Spanish Fort to be exact:
It isn’t reclaimed, but I sure do love it! I think I’ll “wash” a little extra grout on top of ours to really give it a relaxed/muted look.
Here’s the photoshop pic I put together the other day that shows how I’d like to line the bricks up:
One vertically-positioned row above and below the firebox, and one horizontally-positioned stack on each side of the firebox. Apparently it’s called “solider course” when they’re arranged in rows like that. I’m thinking we’ll go with a simple slab of limestone on top of the hearth. Something that leans earthy-gray. I’ll keep you posted.
In related news- check out this tile I saw while I was at Acme the other day:
Can you believe that’s tile!? Those are grout lines in between each “plank”. It was SO pretty in person!
I searched for more info about it, and discovered it’s called Charleston.
They only show it on walls in their online brochure. I wonder if that means you can’t use it on the floor? Sure would make a good looking flooring too, don’t you think?
Happy weekend, fellow dreamer!