This Is Not Wood
A knotty alternative to the real thing
Sure, it takes logs to build a fire, but bringing wood into your house seems entirely optional these days. Faux bois—or false wood, a style that first became popular in the early part of the 20th century—is cropping up in everything from wall panels and tiles to lamps and plates. Made from diverse materials like ceramic, foam, and resin, faux bois lets you create the feel of the forest inside, often at a fraction of the cost of actual wood. These items will make any room feel cozy during those blustery days of late winter.
Shown: Cotton/linen fabric, about $90 per yard; Jed Johnson