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Ever wonder what to do to jazz up those classic red bricks? We opted for a German Schmear treatment. This fun look "mimics the feel of irregular stones and heavy mortar joints, a style often found on centuries-old cottages and castles throughout northern Germany. The technique is akin to whitewashing bricks, but instead of using diluted latex paint, homeowners coat the brick with a layer of wet mortar." Bottom right is an example of what the "before" looked liked. To drive consistency, we carried this heritage look throughout the home on all brick features. Who doesn't like a little castle touch:) #royaltreatment

Shiver me Timbers! We have wood! The home received some special details to add some character to her. The kitchen has been outfitted with 200 year old beams made from reclaimed barn wood. A sister piece is mounted above the living room fireplace as the mantel.

To gain additional dimension, we've added manmade coffered beams to the living room ceiling as well as traced the owner's suite ceiling lines. Whether finished tonal or as a contrast color, beams are a great way to add a little drama and character to your home.