Fabulous Faux Bois

By: Carol Tisch

1 Faux bois, the ancient art of capturing wood grain texture in cement ornaments, is updated in this glass vase ($40). Coquillage, 1515 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 487-7160. 2 Sculpted wood grain soap with its own wooden soap dish from Gianna Rose ($12.40) at Seaside Chic, 217 W. Venice Ave., Venice (941) 483-1177. 3 The […]


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1 Faux bois, the ancient art of capturing wood grain texture in cement ornaments, is updated in this glass vase ($40). Coquillage, 1515 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 487-7160.

2 Sculpted wood grain soap with its own wooden soap dish from Gianna Rose ($12.40) at Seaside Chic, 217 W. Venice Ave., Venice (941) 483-1177.

3 The trend goes contemporary with a log lamp with textured bark ($473) at Sarasota Collection Home Store, 622 Central Ave., Sarasota (941) 955-8313.

4 Silver birch faux bois area rug of wool and silk from Martha Stewart Rugs ($862 for 4-foot-by-6-foot) to order at Rugs as Art, 6650 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (941) 921-1900.

5 Oly Studio’s antiqued gray Vincent console with resin branches ($1,610) at Black Bird Home Gallery, 1540 Main St., Sarasota (941) 366-0941.