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Ex­posed brick is en­dur­ingly cool — but now you can bring home in­dus­trial chic with­out hack­ing off the plas­ter. Slap up ‘brick­a­like’ wall­pa­per or use fab new ac­ces­sories and tiles in funky or rus­tic shades. By Bar­bara Chan­dler

μ DUTCH de­signer Piet Hein Eek is known for artis­tic wall­pa­pers that copy nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als. Here it’s a sil­ver-grey weath­ered brick wall. Find it at £199 per 10-me­tre roll at rock­ettst­ge­orge. co.uk, an on­line store with an eclec­tic, quirky style.

VINYL Lit­tle Bricks for floors are hard­wear­ing with a 20-year guar­an­tee and can go any­where, in­clud­ing kitchens and bath­rooms, even with un­der­floor heat­ing. Ex­plore tra­di­tional brick pat­terns, such as her­ring­bone, or make a bor­der around pat­terned...

GROVE BRICKWORKS start off as tex­tured brown nat­u­ral clay tiles, to be glazed in a wide choice of colours at Wa­ter­works, the so­phis­ti­cated Amer­i­can brand with a Lon­don shop at 579-581 King’s Road, SW6. They are ex­pen­sive, though, at £70 per brick (uk....

THIS brick-pat­tern cush­ion, 50cm by 60cm from Danish brand Nor­mann Copen­hagen, costs £55 com­plete with a proper feather pad. Find it at amara. com

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