Trend Alert: Trompe L'oeil


The visual deception when something two-dimensional appears to be three-dimensional is called trompe l’oeil. It’s French for ‘deceive the eye.’ While we often defer to our French counterparts for style tips, we adore how American style icon Jackie Kennedy incorporated a trompe l’oeil armoire into the master dressing room during her time at the White House. The trompe l’oeil items we’ve culled are a good reminder that being stylish doesn’t mean you can’t have a sense of humor. We love a gal who doesn’t take herself too seriously, and these playfully deceptive items are just the thing to add a little humor to your life.

1. Our inspiration: Jackie Kennedy's Trompe L'oeil Armoire | 2. Cole & Son Libris Maximus by Fornasetti, $530 per roll | 3. kate spade new york all typed up large pouch, $95 | 4. Deborah Bowness "Fake Frame" Wallpaper Kit | 5. Seletti & Selab + Alessandro Zambellie's Palace Stacking Small Bowls with Serving Dish, $142 | 6. John Derian® for Target Melamine Apple Salad Plate Set of 8, $19.99 | 7. Urban Outfitters Trompe L'Oeil Floor Mat - Distressed Floor, $148 | 8. Wood Grain Linen Pillow by Kevin O'Brien, $120 | 9. Anthropologie Shrewd Stitches Stole, $238 |

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