Saturday, June 18, 2022

Faux Bois & Chinoiserie

Charlotte Moss

I absolutely love the combination of faux bois and chinoiserie. Faux bois (from the French for false wood) refers to the "artistic imitation of wood or wood grains in various media. The craft has roots in the Renaissance with trompe-l'œil. It was probably first crafted with concrete using an iron armature by garden craftsmen in France called 'rocailleurs' using common iron materials: rods, barrel bands, and chicken wire." (Wikipedia)

Another shot.

Charlotte Moss

The garden roses in faux bois containers mixed with blue and white Chinese porcelain is lovely. The cachepots are antique from her collection. Here is more wonderful faux bois inspiration.

This room by Celerie Kemble features a Hiver chair by Casamidy - a metal faux bois version of a Louis XIV wing chair. 

Celerie Kemble - House Beautiful

 A gorgeous Chinoiserie dining room by the late Andrew Raquet with Gracie wallpaper and Quadrille's faux bois - Alan Campbell's Meloire Reverse on the chairs.

Andrew Racquet

A faux bois table with chinoiserie wallpaper and pagodas.

Michael S. Smith

And here are some of my favorite faux bois pieces to add to your home or garden.

Faux Bois Dining Table

Caspari Faux Bois Cocktail Napkins

Gold Faux Bois Table Lamp with Linen Shade

Gold Leaf Faux Bois Floor Lamp

Brown Faux Bois Linen Ottoman - other colors available 

Bunny Williams Faux Bois Demilune

Martha Stewart Faux Bois Dinnerware

Martha Stewart Faux Bois Serving Platter

My garden projects went great yesterday. I am taking the weekend off, on my way for a blow dry, and going to favorite restaurants tonight for dinner and tomorrow for brunch - both right on the water. Living the life....

1 comment:

  1. Al Spok LOVE it All ! Beth Thank you for the photos