Faux Bois: It’s not wood

The term faux bois (fō bwah) means false wood in French. This is a pattern that is meant to look like wood or to be an artistic imitation of wood or wood grain. It has graced many areas of the home for years and is still popular today.

These floors were painted in faux bois styling. Designer William Diamond painted the floors of this kitchen and used two contrasting colors to enhance the look of the grain.

2013-01-12_165132image via Coastal Living

As seen at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing show this January, these pillows from Callisto Home are shown in a charcoal velvet.


As shown in this rug by Martha Stewart, the pattern looks like a typical wood grain pattern or the pattern of bark from a tree.


image via Neiman Marcus – Martha Stewart

From dinnerware to ceramics, the pattern is everywhere. Even your dog’s bowl can be faux bois.

Faux Bois

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