The word “faux” is a French word meaning fake or false. Faux painting or faux finishing are terms used to describe a decorative paint finish that replicates the appearance of materials such as marble, wood, stone and even raw silk. However we use it in the trade to describe many finishes done with paint. Not necessarily with a paint brush, this is what I will describe later.
By this time of year we are all feeling cooped up after a very long, long winter. All of us can’t wait to open up the house to the spring and summer warm winds. Now it is time to invite springtime into your home.
Most often in my practice I try to recommend to my clients they purchase high quality upholstered pieces. Having high quality upholstered pieces in your most frequently used rooms allows one to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
There is nothing worse than your cushions breaking down and your frame coming apart after a few years of use. A good sofa should last practically forever. The frame should be made of kiln dried hardwood.