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Trompe L'Oeil

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I was flipping through Traditional Home yesterday and came across this chest by Charlotte Moss.

Her Louisville Hand Painted Chest by Charlotte Moss for Century Furniture  As a side note, the "fabric" totally reminds me of the popular, "Les Touches" fabric by Brunschwig & Fils!  

Her Louisville Hand Painted Chest by Charlotte Moss for Century Furniture  As a side note, the "fabric" totally reminds me of the popular, "Les Touches" fabric by Brunschwig & Fils!  

This is a gorgeous tromp l'oeil piece!  Trompe l'oeil, which means to "fool or trick the eye" has been employed throughout history.  Renaissance designers employed the technique, creating architectural elements - columns, stairways, doors, etc. - just with the power of paint.

Borromini's trompe l'oeil (1540).  The corridor seems to go on for approximately 120 feet, with a huge statue on a pedestal in the courtyard at the far end.  In reality, it is just 29 feet long.  {Via Reid's Italy}

Borromini's trompe l'oeil (1540).  The corridor seems to go on for approximately 120 feet, with a huge statue on a pedestal in the courtyard at the far end.  In reality, it is just 29 feet long.  {Via Reid's Italy}

The "trompe l'oeil" technique is as popular as ever in today's art and design world.

This is one of my favorite wallpapers and perfect for this cozy reading nook.  Fornasett's "Ex Libris" {Via Cole and Sons}

This is one of my favorite wallpapers and perfect for this cozy reading nook.  Fornasett's "Ex Libris" {Via Cole and Sons}

These slipcovers fool they eye and allow you to quickly reinvent your furniture. {Via Day Collection}

I mean... wow! Ceiling mural by artist, Ali Kay. {Via Positive Spaces}

These are such fun wallpapers by Deborah Bowness.  Photo Via Pop Sugar

These are such fun wallpapers by Deborah Bowness.  Photo Via Pop Sugar

 INCREDIBLE pavement drawings by Julian Beever.  Has anyone ever seen one of these in person?  I wish!

Created by famous French designer Christopher Koziel, I'm sure these fabric or velvet door covers are stunning in person.   {Via Couture Deco

Too cool! Flatiron Building, Toronto {Via 1000thingstoronto}

Too cool! Flatiron Building, Toronto {Via 1000thingstoronto}

Philippa and I are off to High Point this weekend for the spring furniture market.  We'll have lots of fun pictures to share next week (and really tired feet!).  Have a great weekend everyone!