Stunning "fake wood" table with glass top
Was in Atlanta this weekend on business. After visiting some of the antique and design stores in Midtown - notably those on Bennett Street - the first thing that came to mind was: "What is old is new, again."
In this case, faux bois. It WAS everywhere! From Arhaus at Phipps Plaza to Interiors Market on Bennett Street, "fake wood" was in abundance in Hotlanta.
Ok, perhaps a definiton is in order. Faux bois, the French term for fake wood, refers to the artistic re-creation of wood or wood grains in various media.... thank you, Wikipedia. It has been around since, at least, the late 1800s. And, by all accounts, it appears to be making a big comeback.
Michael Aram, an Armenian graphic designer and creator of an increasingly popular line of home accessories, probably summed it up best. "No room is complete without a little nature inspiration."
Bark vases in polished aluminum from Michael Aram.
And, yes, there are scads of ways to bring a little nature into our homes without a trip to that traffic jungle of Atlanta.
Who needs a plain ole table lamp when you can have one that looks like a tree?
Faux bois lamps from Z Gallerie
Faux bois "plank walls" in an absolutely charming study
Faux bois bedroom wallpaper and....one helluva headboard!
OK... truth be told. Though I like those two photos from Elle Decor, perhaps we need to start with baby steps. How 'bout a table??? I have always loved the idea of white resin faux bois tables....
Me likes... alot... faux bois table in resin from Kaboodle
Or, maybe a little bigger table....
But, this is still my favorite... faux bois but NOT overdone...
Or, what about a false wood inspired rug?????? It can be a "good thing."
Faux bois rug from Martha Stewart
Faux bois mirror from Wisteria.
This is my favorite idea.... faux bois ceiling. Not too pushy! Not "in your face." But, beautifully done.
Check out the ceiling. Fantastic!
So, channel your inner tree limb and embrace, faux bois!