Thursday, December 15, 2011

Timeless Christmas Decor:  [From the Outside]...To the Inside.
A continuation of last month's blog...


the stone really adds a lot of warmth, texture, and character to this space. 

love a monochromatic palette...subtle yet BOLD. 


elegant.  love the fresh greenery...

great whimsy idea for displaying christmas cards. 


nice mix of contemporary & rustic elements... not too 'rustic log cabin', but not too 'contemporary'.

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

a collection of like pieces... i like.

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

a little bling never hurts. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Timeless Christmas Decor: From the Outside...

Natural textural palettes with pops of greens, 
blues {mega fan}, and of course our dear friend red... 

1.  without beginning or end; eternal; everlasting.
2.  referring or restricted to no particular time

the new red door

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

what says 'welcome' better than a pineapple?

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

these colors soothe my soul and light up my eyes

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

just plain love this

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

so effortless

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest


Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

do NOT forget the sparkly white lights

happy thanksgiving and decorating ya'll! 

next time we're movin' 'in'...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Repairing your brick walls and need to purchase more of your existing brick?
This can be a daunting task, considering your standard "red brick" could be one of hundreds of red brick available today.

Alabama Brick's experienced service representatives will identify your brick.  They can come to your home or you can bring a few loose brick into one of our 4 central locations.

What if your brick is no longer being manufactured?
No Worries!

Your Alabama Brick service rep will then choose the best possible brick to match to your existing brick.  They will do this based on the following characteristics of the brick:
Size, Texture, Color

Our experienced sales representatives will always do their best to find the best possible match to your brick, HOWEVER, sometimes even the best possible match is just not close enough.  The brick on the panel below have the same texture, same size, same color family, but the coloring is different enough to throw the whole job off.


Don't settle and don't miss the mark.  Use SouthCoate Textured Masonry Coating instead.  Not only will SouthCoate be a great solution to matching brick, but it will also update and refresh the look of your home.  SouthCoate adds character and charm through abounding texture and durable classic color.

Purchase a brick with the same texture as your existing brick and then coat with SouthCoate.

SouthCoate is a paint-like product especially made to coat brick and other masonry work.
_100% acrylic water borne high build elastomeric coating that fills and bridges minor hairline cracks
_SouthCoate's acrylic formula provides a breathable film, allowing moister vapor to escape from the walls 
_SouthCoate's elastomeric base provides flexibility to expand and contract with the movements of the substrate, providing protection against cracking
_Passes Federal Specification TT-C-555B, providing long-term protection against driving rain
_Protects against alternate freezing and thawing
_Excellent resistance to long-term exposure to sun light

 Home Addition:  With the aide of an Alabama Brick Service Rep, these homeowners used a brick with the same texture as their orginal brick, then coated the whole exteior of the home in SouthCoate, color: Chimney Rock.  They also used Eldorado Stone Meseta Field Ledge at the entrance to add texture and complement the SouthCoate color.  

Visit our website to see more SouthCoate color options and product information.  Please visit one of our four locations to see sample colors in person, as colors will appear differently on your computer screen.


Monday, December 27, 2010

3  Outdoor Spaces: Part 1 Supplement

Check out this preview of our new line of Pavers from Pavestone...

"The Venetian Stone™ product advent is the latest development in enhanced pavements. Its uniquely attractive cleft surface sets it apart from other pavement treatments. This texture resembles old world charm and invokes a traditional convention."
Venetian Stone is offered in a few different sizes: A 2 piece combination- Square and Half Square; Giant piece; & Large Rectangular piece.  Combine all 4  pieces for beautiful and intriguing patterns. 

Earth Friendly Paving Solutions           Eco-Venetian Stone
"The advent of the Pavestone Eco-Venetian Stone™ makes this the latest product development in permeable pavements. Its modular square and rectangular shapes and uniquely attractive cleft surface set it apart from other permeable pavement treatments."
"With the renowned durability of interlocking pave stones, Holland Stone offers the old world charm of a simple paver shape."

"Plaza Stone is a timeless paving stone with an impressionistic embossed surface profile. It creates a gentle and warm effect by combining the soft curved edges of the rectangular and square stones."

Pavestone offers a variety of colors, textures, and sizes giving you the ability to add your own character and style to your outdoor space.  

Stop by your nearest Alabama Brick location to see product literature, product images, and samples.  It is important to view colors and textures in person before ordering.  If there is a particular product you are interested in; call first and let us know and we'll make sure we have it for you to see! 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

3  Outdoor Spaces: Part 1

Houzz- Kitchen Design, Bathroom Design and More»
"The basics of outdoor "room" design.  It's a lot like painting a picture.  The fundamental principles an artist applies to creating a dynamic, visually captivating work are the same ones essential to a successful outdoor design plan.  The four elements -- line, color, form, and texture -- when thoughtfully considered during the planning stages, will ultimately lead to your creating a well-designed, thoroughly enjoyable outdoor living area you'll love sharing with family and friends for years to come." -Belgard
From the ground up
Flooring and all things considered... 

Pavers - The aesthetic foundation of your outdoor living space... The beauty and style beneath your feet.  When choosing your pavers, line, color, form, texture, and material are all elements to be considered.

Alabama Brick offers a variety of pavers to fit your style and needs.

Scroll below to see a preview of clay pavers...

 4" x 8" clay pavers can be used to form a variety of different patterns...

With the patterns above one would need to use a 4" x 8" paver with a tight or dry joint and masonry sand sweeped in between the joints.  If modular pavers are being used one would need to install with mortar joints. 

Here is a preview of a few 3 piece  
concrete pavers that we have a limited stock of now...

Natural Flagstone  
is another great option for your outdoor living space.  We offer flagstone in two different tones- blue and buff.

Flagstone offers a natural organic feel to your outside space.

Please visit one of our 4 locations to see samples and colors in person. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

2  Accent Wall

I don't know about you, but when I think of an accent wall paint comes to mind.  You know let's paint all the walls one neutral color and then paint one focal wall a different fun color.  This is an easy solution to create interest in your space.  Then on this wall you may place a collection of artwork, mirrors, etc.  There is something else though, something that goes beyond paint and decorative items...

Contest going on now!  Win an Eldorado Stone Gemstone Wall Transformation valued at $10,000!
Enter to win now!

Eldorado Stone on DIYNetwork Yard Crashers
Watch as this loft space is transformed with an EmberWall using the Nantucked Stacked Stone profile from Eldorado Stone.

Some ideas Eldorado Stone inspires us with...
Candle Wall in your Bathroom...Hum drum bathroom to SPA RETREAT
Candle Wall in your Dining Room...did someone say romantic ambiance?

Ember Wall...timeless classic warmth
Art Wall...showcase your art and family portraits in a whole new way
Vino Wall...showcase your wine collection without building a wine cellar

Imagine taking one wall of one room in your home and completely transforming the space...what would you do?!? What are your ideas?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Check out just one of the stone choices you have to choose from that we have in-stock and on SALE now!!! Lantana Cliffstone.  

Cliffstone is a contemporary and versatile wall stone with refined flat-planed faces and distinctive textural details.  The mix of rectangular and lineal stones offers a selection that is easy to install.  Stones range 1.5" to 5.5" in height and 4" to 22" in length.  Color palettes range from grayed greens, antiqued golds, pewter and browns.

Lantana Cliffstone has been one of our more popular stones with it's clean-lined look and ability to mix well with contemporary schemes as well as rustic schemes.  Plus it is comprised of beautiful neutral tones, so you have the freedom to paint your walls beige today, green tomorrow, and blue next year!  No matter how your style changes Lantana Cliffstone will be a great foundation for your design and for years to come.

One homeowner and her family have been remodeling their finished basement and she came in to the Greystone showroom to find a stone to reface their fireplace.  She loved Lantana Cliffstone because of it's neutral warm pallet. Other elements in the room that will be paired alongside Lantana Cliffstone are slate tile, hardwood flooring, and a wood mantle.  She is also using the stone on a back splash in the space as well.  I spoke with her yesterday and they completed the fireplace and back splash by themselves....her son and husband did the fireplace in just one day!  She helped complete the back splash the next day!  I can not wait to see pictures and will post as soon as I get them!  

More recently I had a gentleman visit the Greystone Showroom who also chose the Lantana Cliffstone for 3 fireplaces he is redoing in his log cabin.  The first time he visited the showroom he knew he loved this particular stone and didn't care to take much of a look at anything else.  He checked out one of the samples I have available and took it to his cabin to make sure that was the right choice.  His biggest desire was for the stone to look authentic and in character with the surroundings and native to the area.  He came back in last week and success!!!  He will also be doing this project himself. 

If you have a project around the house that you've been wanting to tackle, the time is now with Lantana Cliffstone and other great choices on sale!  Come and see me at the Greystone Showroom or visit your nearest Alabama Brick location.  We will be glad to explain how you to can easily install yourself or we can recommend a great installer.

See you soon!