Adding various textures to a space is like candy to me. I can't get enough of it! The different color tones and textures adds such visual appeal that it's hard to resist. Old Chicago Brick is one of my favorite elements to add into a space. It can go around fireplaces, as a backsplash in a kitchen, on the floor and as an accent wall behind a tub. The rich colors of the brick mixed with the natural worn look adds an unique element to the space.
In addition to the Old Chicago Brick, another favorite is weathered wood. In this particular house I found some gorgeous Black Walnut to use around the fireplace. This beauty was found in a salvage yard along I-20 but you can create your own weathered look but simply leaving your wood of choice out in the elements for a few months. You need to have land and an abundance of time to achieve the same look but some things are worth the wait.