Meg, Alexis, and I had a wonderful time working on the most recent “Market Report” for Issue No. 9, which will be coming out soon. We had been eager to try out a trompe l’oeil technique for a while, and when we were brainstorming for the shoot it kept popping into our heads, so we decided to try it. Meg printed some really large-format prints and we went to work in my studio; I won’t spoil the rest, but we’re hoping you’ll like the result.
Trompe l’oeil has been a popular trend in recent years, and I think my favorite iteration of the technique has to be the work of Deborah Bowness. These wallpapers have the elegance that I equate with traditional trompe l’loeil, but her use of color and composition really give the effect a contemporary twist. I love that her papers can be hung alone as a single sheet, or en masse to cover walls. Both looks are stunning, and I am always excited to see what her next design will be. You can see her full collection, and admire more images, on her site. Do you have any trompe l’oeil favorites? We’re all ears.