I've been dreaming of this!
You obviously can't get everything you dream of in one apartment. So for those of you who enjoy "loft looking" places, here's the perfect answer to depressing white walls: THE FAUX BRICK WALL... It seems to be made from a thick molded, compressed paper. It looks much more realistic than those "faux" brick wallpapers you can find everywhere. It's not cheap but it costs as much as a good wallpaper and apparently is much easier to install yourself. Oh... by the way... you can find this at Rose Brand. No need to thank me, I'm here to help.