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)




Thanks for connecting the dots for me bar=doors. It was driving me a little crazy. It would be great if you figure out the DIY and then share so we can all do it, too. It’s just so cool!


Thanks so much for taking time to comment! I read every one and reply through my own comments.