I love seeing brick walls and fireplaces INSIDE houses, BUT sometimes I don't like the color of the brick. There are some nicely painted brick walls out there. Right now, I crushing on this white washed brick wall at Beneath My Heart! They added on and instead of tearing the old outdoor brick that is now indoor brick down, they embraced it and white washed it. It is gorgeous! (Just wait until you see the rest of the room. It belongs in Better Homes & Gardens.) If you've got brick inside, you might just want to think about white washing it!
See the white washed brick tutorial.