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Monday, June 20, 2011

Trends: Faux Bois

The look of Faux Bois (the term has French roots and means "false wood") continues to be a healthy design trend these days, which is amazing as it has been on the scene for quite a few years.  My first exposure to it was thanks to style diva Martha Stewart (who may even been the reason it became a trend).  There is something classic about the look and I can honestly say I am not tired of it.  Faux Bois can be found on everything from textiles to furniture and is organic, yet bold and graphic. Even just a touch of it can make quite a statement.
via Full House
David Duncan Livingston via From My Nest to Yours

Elements of Style 
 William Abranowicz for Coastal Living

Martha Stewart

 In case you are inspired to use the look of Faux Bois in your home, I have rounded up a few easily available products below...
 Martha Stewart for Safavieh
Lamps Plus

Thom Filicia fabric for Calico Corners
Style Garage
giardino at etsy

ekho design at etsy

For those DIYers out there, here is a fun tutorial for creating your own Faux Bois stamp to imprint on fabric or paper.  Martha Stewart has a paint kit which can be used to replicate the look on furniture or walls.

What are your thoughts about Faux Bois?  Is this trend facing it's final days or still a look worth using? 

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Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Love a little dose of this, the floors in the Coastal Living space look amazing! I'd probably tire of it quickly, but a fabulous look, particularly in a photograph! Janell

Evie said...

I just discovered this term the other week, and now I'm seeing it EVERYWHERE. I am stashing it away in my design file to use in the future!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I'd love to try the paint kit. It would make a fun and unexpected statement for a book shelf or dresser. Hmmmm...perhaps in my guest room :)

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