Richard Woods’ Bright Faux Bois

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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:

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and on the facade of the MCM flagship store in Seoul:

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But you may recognize it best on the garage and front door of Bob and Cortney Novogratz’ New York home:

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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)

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9 comments

  1. Laura says:

    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!

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