Fabulous Faux Bois

I love Faux Bois it is fabulous! The trend of faux bois everything is right up my alley. I adore anything faux bois or bois for that matter. I have picked a few of my favorite items to share with you and the resources to purchase them if you so desire!

Wikipedia definition: Faux bois (from the French for false wood) refers to the artistic imitation of wood or wood grains in various media. The craft has roots in the Renaissance with trompe-l’œil. It was probably first crafted with concrete using an iron armature by the inventor of ferrocement, Joseph Monier. In 1875, Monier designed the first bridge of reinforced concrete, crossing the moat at the Chateau Chazelet, in France. It was sculpted to resemble timbers and logs. [1]

Faux Bois Rug…fantastic! These Martha Stewart Rugs are available nationwide in either a high-end version from Safvieh Home option $2500http://www.safaviehhome.com/martha-stewart-faux-bois-rug or the Home Decorators version $699 www.homedecorators.com

$2500 Safavieh Home Rug
Home Decorators $699

Mini Faux Bois planters are among my favorite thing to collect. Mini Napa Home planters sell for $15 each, these sell for $34.95 at www.englishcreekgarden.com

Faux Bois wallpaper…yes please! Look at this fabulous wallpaper; it is great for a bathroom, front hall or stairway. Martha Stewart Faux Bois Wallpaper $26 a Double roll at www.homedepot.com .

Hint: Wallpaper is very effective when used on stairway walls; it really opens up the space.

Faux Bois furniture is a fun way to add a touch of Faux Bois to your home. www.mecoxgardens.com

And this is my favorite example, my dining room fireplace. It is sheet rock and trim painted by decorative painter Deb Hides to look like wood! $50/hour and it took her about 6-7 hours…what a deal! http://debhides.tumblr.com

http://www.celiabedilia.net photo: Jamie Salomon

Do not forget Faux Bois for the holidays! Here are birch candles from Pottery Barn lovely for any decor.

Faux Bois is fun and fabulous. Try to incorporate some into your home! There are all kids of vintage Faux Bois pieces to collect, look at yard sales, flea markets and etsy for great buys.

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Best, Celia

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