The Cold Hard Truths of Modern and Traditional Styles Explained!
If you’re a little iffy on exactly what is meant by modern or traditional style, we’ll try to clear it up. But first, take the quiz above by pairing each adjective with its corresponding style to see how much you already knew! Read on to find out if you’re right (don’t peek ahead to the answer key at the bottom!). It’s great to compare modern and traditional design because they are so very different. They almost explain themselves once you understand a few main characteristics. We’ ....Read More
Smith Brothers Furniture: American Made & Built to Last
Smith Brothers is an American made furniture manufacturer located in Berne, Indiana. American made and built to last! Their factories are located in Amish country, inspiring the integrity and quality of their construction. They currently employ 525+ people and have nearly 500,000 square feet between their factories. Not only that, but they produce over 2,100 pieces of quality furniture A DAY! They’ve come a long way from the 30 employees they had in the mid 70’s. “Smith Brothers has a his ....Read More
Escaping to Cottage Style
Break out the doilies, Cottage Style is back from its thirty year exile to the land of Shabby Chic! This comforting decor style filled with character and practical imperfection has been repurposed by a younger generation, now carrying the torch by way of a hand-dipped candle. In response to life in the fast lane, the quaint back to basics aesthetic started emerging five or six years ago, and has recently been popularized as a needed escape from the emotional overload of COVID-19. One can hardly ....Read More
The dining room, fairly recently one of the least used rooms in a home, and for some relegated to wasted-space status, is being reevaluated. During the changes in lifestyle brought on by work, school, and dine from home directives, many of us are finding them to be an unexpected help. Their big tables a perfect surface for homework and laptops, their dedicated functions undistracting, their china cabinets a good-enough organizer of supplies. A room where the purpose was solely for sitting, nouri ....Read More
Oh My Gourd, 5 Tips to fall for Fall in your home!
We’ve been falling for Fall ever since the return of pumpkin spice! Have you fallen for fall yet or do you need a little inspiration?! We’ve got a handful of tips to help you bring a few seasonal pops of color to your home! Fall decor is one of our favorites – you can go big or small and it’s still eye catching. Pops of color or pops of neutrals, both are seasonally appropriate! Let’s dive into Old Brick’s 5 Tips to fall for Fall. 1) Add pops of COLOR to your sofaMost people prefer ....Read More
5 Pieces to Create the Ultimate Retreat for Reflection + Renewal
The paint experts at Sherwin Williams have done it again; they’ve selected another incredible color to inspire us and make our homes just that much more spectacular! Lets face it, 2020 has been a bit of a … challenge (and that’s putting it nicely). Insert Urbane Bronze – here to ground us and reconnect us with what we’ve all been missing; NATURE! Urbane Bronze is intended to help us “create the ultimate retreat for reflection and renewal” by offering “natural simplicity and natu ....Read More
🎁11 Local Holiday Gift Ideas!
2020 Holiday Gift Guide by Old Brick It’s the most, wonderful time of the year!… Okay, lets be honest with each other. Sometimes the holidays can be stressful. The team at Old Brick decided to alleviate some of the stress for you this year by putting together our first EVER Gift Guide. Some gifts you can find at Old Brick stores, others you can find in the Capital Region! This year more than ever, as a small family-owned and operated business, we feel the need to give some love to our fello ....Read More
A Rug Guide by Old Brick: From Rugs to Riches!
The perfect rug can complete your space and be a statement piece/conversation starter. Rugs come in all shapes, sizes and colors – we believe there’s a rug for each room. A rug for each room?! We know that’s a lot and trust us – we know rug shopping can be overwhelming. That’s why we at Old Brick have Interior Designers on hand to assist you – let us help make your rug shopping adventure a little easier. We’ll break it down; how to pick the size and style and how the heck do you ke ....Read More
Bedgear Sleep Guide: 3 Bed Elements to a Good Night of Rest
It’s World Sleep Day and your friends here at Old Brick want to help make sure you’re getting the best rest possible! Today we’re going to introduce you to Bedgear and how their products can help improve your sleep quality…after all, you deserve the best sleep you can get! Firstly, did you know that we spend about 2 hours a night dreaming?! We spend two hours gallivanting through the world, going on countless adventures we might not remember – bet you’ll remember if you were comfort ....Read More
Teal me something good!
Here in Upstate NY, the colder temperatures are on their way out! Some of you may have heard of the “winter blues” before. (Trust us when we tell you they’re real — but they’re goe now and we’re feeling Spring). Our designers were influenced by Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year – Aegean Teal. The color experts at Benjamin Moore suggests that this color allows us the opportunity to “take a moment to reflect and rest.” Given the roller coaster that was 2020, we’re ALL ....Read More