Thursday, August 25, 2016

Faux Bois & Chinoiserie

Andrew Raquet

A common conundrum is what patterns combine well with Chinoiserie wallpaper and fabrics. A favorite of mine is faux bois (from the French for false wood). Its subtle organic quality makes it a perfect choice as shown in this gorgeous Chinoiserie dining room by Andrew Raquet with its Gracie wallpaper and Quadrille's faux bois - Alan Campbell's Meloire Reverse on the chairs. Here is another shot of this wonderful room.




Let's look at some other ways designers have combined the fanciful faux bois with the fanciful Chinoiserie.

Michael S. Smith - Chinoiserie wallpaper and pagodas with a faux bois table

Cecilie Starin Design - Chinese screen and a faux bois chair

Biggs Powell - faux bois mirror and a pair of Chinoiserie lamps

Kristen Panitch - House Beautiful - Chinoiserie wallpaper and faux bois mirror

Benjamin Dhong - House Beautiful - Cole & Son wallpaper Nuvole Storm and entwined dolphins mirror combined with a faux bois table

I was delighted to find this lovely Dransfield and Ross faux bois linen pillow at HomeGoods recently -


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