I just saw the new Julia Child movie, in which Julia arrives in Paris in 1949 in a vehicle similar to the one above, which is modeled after the Mercury “Woodie” station wagon.
It got me thinking about how much I love wood paneling. Not 1970s hunting lodge wood paneling, but fake wood — especially when paired with a pop of color. Apparently I’m totally behind the design blog times on this one, but there’s a fancy French word for fake wood that makes it sound more appealing: faux bois.
Earlier this year I totally flipped for this Rubbermaid platter I found at a thrift store:
It had what was then my favorite combination: fake wood and white. But there are other hot faux bois color combos.
And, of course, chrome:
But one thing I can’t seem to find is the faux bois and turquoise combination on Julia’s 1949 hot rod. It’s oh-so-Urban-Outfitters I can’t imagine it doesn’t exist. So if anyone finds one — by all means, post a link in the comments.
In the meantime, I’ll be in the kitchen.