Faux House – Trompe l’Oeil Details

The House That Faux Built, 2006, Arlington, Virginia.

The project was an artistic, fundraising effort for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Trompe l'Oeil Robe and Stenciled Accessories painted by Ashley Spencer

Trompe l’Oeil Satin Robe hangs in closet

hand painted love letters painted by Ashley Spencer

Trompe l’Oeil Letters

Trompe l'Oeil Letters...Interrupted painted by Ashley Spencer

Trompe l’Oeil Letters…Interrupted

Detail of handpainted love letters painted by Ashley Spencer

Letter Detail

Trompe l'Oeil New Orleans Menu painted by Ashley Spencer

Trompe l’Oeil Menu detail

Trompe l'oeil menu on door painted by Ashley Spencer

The trompe l’oeil painted menu is posted on the kitchen door

Trompe l'oeil matchbook painted by Ashley Spencer

The trompe l’oeil matchbook is a detail that is not easy to miss. Many attendees tried to pick it up so they wouldn’t step on it.

Trompe l'Oeil N.O.L.A. Matchbook by Ashley Spencer

Trompe l’Oeil Matchbook

 

Other news coverage includes:

The project was covered on HouseSmarts TV, episode #41. Aired Fall, 2007.  Michael Ayala interviews me and Adrienne vanDooren about the Faux House.

More coverage included: The House That Faux Built, Alexandria Times, May 18 – 25, 2006
 Ask Greta, Alexandria Times, May 18 – 25, 2006

And “Extreme Fakeover,” Washington Post Article, March 30, 2006

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