Survey: To Faux or Not to Faux

Survey: To Faux or Not to Faux

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Adrienne Breaux
Oct 29, 2008

That is the question, isn't it? With so many different faux finish options available today, to faking plaster, gold-leafing and even limed wood, making something look completely different is an option homeowners have in their design arsenal. Walls, furniture, countertops, floors—no surface is completely immune from the possibilities of a faux finish. With the design world's love of an eclectic room, combining faux finished furniture or surfaces with modern pieces is a possibility. But should a method of making things look old be used in modern spaces? You decide!

What set off this particular faux finish quandary was us helping paint a wall for a room that wanted to exude "modern Tuscan". Since the two words can be considered opposites, we thought it was interesting how plans are to mix older faux finish styles with modern furniture. The jury is still out whether this room is a winner (the room isn't complete yet) but we wanted to hear your opinions on faux finishes and modern spaces!

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