When my subscription to Cottage Living was replaced by Southern Living (they just keep killing all of the good magazines), I was not a happy camper. But I have to say that some of the magazine's recent design spreads have been, well, good. The most recent issue featured the home of designer Jamie McPherson . His classical/rustic aesthetic is appealing although a little to neutral for my taste.
Although I don't think I'll go with a totally grey and beige pallet in my new home (yes we finally have a contract on a house), there are a few things I'd like to steal from his design like the faux bois rug in his foyer. Of course the rug also got me thinking about, and searching for, other design applications for faux bois.
I love how Laura Lupin of Bugs and Fishes used faux bois paper to wrap this little package. I think it would be perfect for a Thanksgiving hostess gift.
Of course Martha created her own faux bois effect with paint. You can view a tutorial here.
This drum shade by Dot and Line would be great hanging from the ceiling as a pendant.
If you have a fire place you don't use regularly you might want to dress it up with faux logs like these available at KleinReid.
Lastly I am loving the way Karen Mann used grey faux bois wallpaper on the walls of this bedroom. The horizontal application is unexpected and the color is wonderful. (Photo by Nathan Kirkman, Metropolitan Home, March 2009).