faux bois


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faux bois

Same as false woodgraining; found, for example, in French Vernacular architecture.
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Faux bois techniques are ancient, but the trend became popular in 1875 when Joseph Monier designed a decorative bridge with faux timbers and logs.
Branca imagined the space, which included walls covered in chocolatey faux bois (wood-grain appearance) sateen and a plump sofa blanketed in tartan, as a room where you could store favorite vintage books but also use a digital reader.
This elegant high-style cocktail/ end table features a petrified wood top with faux bois and chrome legs.
Faux bois branches distinguish the Alexa Accent Table by Safavieh, crafted with antiqued brass finish on iron and contrasting black granite top.
Christopher Spitzmiller Faux Bois Lamps, Hollyhock, Los Angeles
Previously painted white, today the doors are refinished to a faux bois.
Colorful maple leaves, a tangle of bittersweet I ordered from somewhere in New England because it won't grow here, faux bois candle holders (foh bwah: fake wood - but doesn't it sound so much lovelier in French?
Apollinaire's referent was collage, with its stuck-on fragments of yesterday's newspaper and cheap faux bois and its resemblance to poster hoardings on broad boulevards.
1 Faux bois, the ancient art of capturing wood grain texture in cement ornaments, is updated in this glass vase ($40).
NEW YORK -- A Martha Stewart rug played a co-starring role on "Today" recently when Sarah Humphreys, Blueprint magazine's editor in chief, used the home guru's Faux Bois rug as the foundation for a "gender-neutral" bedroom.
Along with faux bois styling and tactile designs, the trend is toward textures that beg to be touched.