Schmear Genius

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