Ever since I got the November issue of House Beautiful I haven’t been able to get this bar out of my head! The homeowner asked artist Richard Woods to do the bright faux boix painting for which he is famous and I think the result is so fresh, unique, and fun.
Here is some more of his work at the New Art Gallery Walsall in the UK:
and on the facade of the MCM flagship store in Seoul:
But you may recognize it best on the garage and front door of Bob and Cortney Novogratz’ New York home:
The reason I love it so much is that it’s faux bois but it’s not really trying to look like wood. That’s what makes it so fun.
I still haven’t gotten around to wallpapering or doing anything with our wet bar and now I’m really tempted to try to knock off Richard Woods. Do you think I can pull it off?
(Photos: 1.House Beautiful 2.via contemporaryartsociety.org 3.MCM 4.Sixx Design)