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Into the Woods

Faux bois transcends trend

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  • TIMBER TIME
    A tree is planted for every all-natural timepiece sold. Watch ($95) by WeWood, from Quince
  • ROOTED IN WORDS
    A collection of paper goods inspired by the trees they come from. Includes cards, envelopes, stickers, and gift wrap. Paper kit ($16) from Walker Shop
  • JUNK IN THE TRUNK
    A clean white catchall for the coins, earrings, and doodads that accumulate on any counter. Ceramic container ($21.95) from Patina
  • THREE CHEERS
    Don't worry about leaving a ring on these vinyl coasters. Available in three tones. Set of six coasters ($18) by Chilewich, from Walker Shop
  • BY THE FIRE
    A blend of woody essences evokes the scent of real wood in a fireplace. Candle ($60) by Diptyque, from Ampersand Apothecary
  • RUSTIC TABLE
    Pair this vinyl placemat with a faux bois cup/saucer. Placemat ($12) by Chilewich, from Walker Shop; cup/saucer ($40) by Ross Sveback, from Fleurish
  • NATURAL SUDS
    These handmade organic soaps inspired by patterns in wood grain come in intriguing combos such as lemon, verbana, and tangerine or sea salt, eucalyptus, and lemongrass. Soap ($16) by Pink Champagne
  • WOOD SIGHTING
    These stylish spectacles are made with reclaimed wood. Eyeglasses ($510) by Drift Eyewear Co., from InVision
  • TIMBER TABLE
    Organic meets modern in this acrylic table with wood grain pattern on all sides. Accent table ($225) by Gus, from Roam

Faux bois transcends trend. The fake wood (so much lovelier in French, isn’t it?) look has been going strong for several seasons. This winter, wood grains run through objects contemporary, light, white, and sometimes even real. Photos by Becca Sabot

Where to Buy It: Ampersand, Galleria, 952-920-2118, fleurishllp.com • InVision, three metro locations including 867 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-291-0318, invision-optical.com • Patina, six metro locations including 7814 Olson Memorial Hwy., Golden Valley, 763-546-1497, patinastores.com • Pink Champagne, Shops at West End, 952-476-4100, rosssveback.com • Quince, 850 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-225-9900, quincegifts.com • Roam, 2914 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-377-6465, roaminteriors.com • Walker Shop, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-375-7633, walkerart.org

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