If I'm being honest, I don't do a lot of gingerbread "houses". Structures are not my strong suit. I prefer to do creations that are more like sculptures or pieces of art.
I gave a demonstration the other night and I wanted to show some techniques for actual gingerbread houses. Let's be real, that's what most people who aren't gingerbread obsessed crazies like me are going to want to learn.
This brick technique is totally easy and fun. I rolled out my raw construction grade gingerbread until it was flat. Then I used a brick texture mat to give it dimension. Then I baked it and let it cool. Once it was cool, I used an airbrush to give it a thin layer of edible pearl sheen color. Then I used a sponge brush (one of those super cheap things you can get in a pack pretty much anywhere) to brush on a layer of edible red metallic paint just over the surface.
I love it! So easy and fun.
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Cloud House by @akinatelier was designed to maximise the potential for light to interact with surfaces of the home, much like a cloud. Facing east, the home opens up to the morning sun, while a courtyard allows sunlight throughout the day flood the living areas.⠀
"Glazed openings slide and pocket away at either edge of the rear of the house, extending the space and drawing in natural ventilation while also allowing the garden to become a part of the kitchen and dining space. " – Akin Atelier⠀
Who else is digging all the timber screens Let me know in the comments below what your favourite part is.⠀
Photographed by @murray_fredericks_photography⠀
This brick wall in the living room is a great example of how to add texture and interest to a space.
We did discuss using the same brick on the kitchen backsplash, but I was worried it might be hard to keep clean so, as you can see in the second image I mimicked it with subway tile instead. The smooth subway tile is definitely easier to keep clean and ties into the overall design beautifully.
Range, Oven & Refrigerator // @subzeroandwolf
📸 // Sarah Dean Photography