Tuesday, July 22

Urban Trompe L'Oeil.

Urban Outfitters is forging new ground. Literally. With these crazy, funky Trompe L'Oeil floor coverings. You just gotta see 'em. I was pretty surprised at how of couple of them could really work. Not all, mind you, but at few.

Urban Outfitters has these new, very faux floor mats; photo realistic reproductions of wood or stone, printed on a tough micro-woven poly backed with plush foam rubber, and I really like a couple of them. I really dig the white, chipped, shabby chic looking version. I've wanted to paint my hardwood floors stark white for sometime now, but fear the wrath of my landlords. Perhaps this white vinyl covering could work in a small space, tiled together. I can see them looking pretty cute in a kitchen, and look quite easy to clean.

11 comments:

puglyfeet said...

wow, that's clever. pretty cool.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I'm totally into these! The first one would be stunning on a whitewashed floor.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Very cool! I might have to try them:)

TonicHome said...

We just saw some similar to these at market and love them! My favorite was the "old boards" looking ones they had. I love the vinyl part too, great for kitchen, front/back door, anywhere really!

Lisa Golightly said...

Oh, I've been dying to paint my floors too! I was just talking about it the other day on my blog, also. I love this cover, thanks for the find.

just jody said...

i love those, especially the green! hmmmmmm, maybe if i don't buy groceries this week........

melly said...

these are really great.

m e l i g r o s a said...

saw this piece that id love to have with me now. I so want it (well both in the far right on the first pic, and then the bottom one with the3 panels. oh my i wantz

http://www.designaddict.com/design_addict/blog/index.cfm/2008/7/15/Piet-Hein-Eeks-Pop-Up-Shop-for-Rabih-Hage

sfgirlbybay said...

meligrosa - i saw these pieces at the frozen fountain in amsterdam when i was there - beautiful!

Cindy Ann Ganaden said...

Love this!! Very Cleaver. I might just have to get one or 2 of these. - Cindy

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Love those! I just checked them out. I wish they came in other sizes :(
Great post.