{friday finds: faux bois 2012}


knack studio

Heincker Design

Bachman’s Ideas House Spring 2012

Christopher Kane


Verde Azul

DYI – Centsational Girl

House of Turquoise – Garrison Hullinger

Lars Contzen

Benjamin Dhong – Decorpad

Faux Bois hand towels

Heincker Design

Duralee available at Hirshfield’s Design Resource

Faux Bois paper – Hirshfield’s Design Resource

Faux Bois (from the French for false wood) refers to the artistic imitation of wood or wood grains in various media..

Apartment Therapy:  Looking to add a bit of natural, woodsy whimsy to your decor?

Elle Decor Trend Alert:  This traditional rustic motif is suddenly hip, showing up in glamorous new guises and unlikely colors.

I have been crushing on faux bois for two long years, and it’s all my fault the relationship hasn’t moved forward. I practiced with my graining tool on the white Hirshfield’s sample boards, bought a $2 piano bench, but could never decide on a color combination; I waviered between hot pink and a more neutral color combo, like Lindsey from Everything LEB  used on her nightstand. Plus, no one else seemed to appreciate or get excited about faux bois.

In 2012, everyone has embraced the classic, and sometimes retro look of faux bois. You can see from the images how faux bois works with any decorating scheme in your home, adding yet another layer of pattern and texture to your room. It’s all about layering. And it’s time for me to pick up the graining tool and move forward.

P.S. Not all our stores carry the graining tools; if interested, leave a comment and I will be happy to locate one within our system.

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