Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Trompe L'oeil

The thing I love most about trompe l'oeil pieces is that they always seem to elicit a little smile of amusement from the onlooker. After all, how can something that adds a bit of wit and whimsy to your home ever be bad? One of my favorite examples is Rita Konig's much lusted after faux-fireplace, featured in Domino (above). We can all use some lightness in our lives these days, so see below for a few more of my current trompe l'oeil obsessions. Here's hoping they add a little whim to your Wednesday!

Cylinder Umbrella Stand by Fornasetti, Unica Home; Wallpaper Frocks and Semi Drum wallpaper by Deborah Bowness

Libretto 8 x 10.5" tray by John Derian from Trillium Shop; Ceci Est Un It Bag by Longchamp
Vintage Camera Photo Album from Corcoran Gallery of Art; Face Lotion 10 x 13" tray by John Derian from Ampersand Shops

This room was designed by Nina Campbell (Rita Konig's mother) using Bibliothéque wallpaper by Brunschwig & Fils

Ex Libris wallpaper by Fornasetti from Cole & Son

Still Life wallpaper by Brunschwig & Fils - I can't seem to find this mentioned in any US source but it has appeared in some European publications. The "bookshelf filled with objets" look is unbelievable!!

1 comment:

  1. How great is Deborah Bowness' work! just did a post on her today :)