Question: Faux Definition & Meaning – Merriam-Webster
ˈfō. : not real or genuine: such as. a. : made to look like something else that is usually more valuable : imitation, fake. faux leather/fur. a string of faux pearls. … faux is the French word for fake, but it’s a very chic fake. Faux marble, for example, is found in the best of homes. Sylvia Sachs.
Question: What are the best ideas to add texture to interior …
Here are a couple of fun ideas you might wish to try if you are going for a modern or even a little industrial look. The Stikwood product comes in a variety of woods and they have one that is near the type on the picture you have displayed. Stikw…
Question: Why would people buy matte finish household paints over …
Matte and flat finishes cover imperfections in surface and application, making it a great choice for ceilings as well as for walls in the bedroom, dining room and living room. You can easily touch up this finish. Semigloss and gloss finishes prove…
Question: What is the difference between synthetic leather and faux …
The previous answer by Lynette El Sherif is an excellent breakdown of the different types of “leather.” To answer the narrower question that was asked, the terms “synthetic” and “faux” are often used interchangeably by the furniture industry. The …
An Aluminum Leafed, Stenciled Ceiling
Dutch metals are relatively cost effective and create a lot of bang for the buck. The finish can also be achieved with metallic paints, so there is room in any budget to create this effect.
My client is an immigration lawyer and the Mom to a young man, so you can imagine there are some pretty stressful days.
Our goal was to create a romantic, glowing space, something to soothe her soul and ease the tensions away. Continue reading “An Aluminum Leafed, Stenciled Ceiling”
Question: How does faux leather compare to real leather?
You cannot dye fake leather, it is usually bonded, so it often flakes or peels over time. Although there are amazing faux leather finishes these days that look completely real, it also usually doesn’t “breathe”, as it is lined with some kind on n…
Shower Room Tile Reconfigured
Static tile design, reconfigured to replicate fluidity of nature and client’s desire for a feeling of nature unfurling.
My clients are often artistic themselves and yearn for the unique in their environment.
The tile chosen was already beautifully handmade but too static in a rectangle. Continue reading “Shower Room Tile Reconfigured”
Antique Brick and Wall Restoration
This building used to house a coffee roasters in the late 1800’s and mid 1900’s.
As I worked I kept bumping into ancient coffee beans in the rafters. The crew and I often wondered if they’d still make a good brew! Continue reading “Antique Brick and Wall Restoration”
Pink Marble and Stenciled Wainscoting with Gilded Lionhead
This project was fascinating on many levels. I was in a foreign country having to source materials and equipment with no common language! Intrepid? Not really, the Yucatáns are a gracious people and happy to help.
The home was a lovely melange of history, the pool room still had the hooks for worker’s sleeping hammocks!
Her walls were too dowdy for her nature though and the clients were eager to embellish. Continue reading “Pink Marble and Stenciled Wainscoting with Gilded Lionhead”