TROMPE L’OEIL: From the French word that means “Trick the Eyes”. Could be about texture relief or perspective and 3D.

Trompe l’oeil on a flat ceiling. Handrail, vase and flowers do not really exist.


Trompe l’oeil of antiques ceramics for an imitation of a 80 years old cafe. The walls have been voluntary aged too.


Trompe l’oeil details of fake ceramics


Trompe l’oeil of a picture frame. The drawing is a master copy drawing done on paper aged, and the frame does not really exist, neither the string, nail, tag.


Trompe l’oeil of old decoration. This is a fake old wall done with pigments inside the plaster itself, fake molding and vase, all seems used by the years.


Trompe l’oeil ceiling. Real ceiling but it is entirely flat ceiling. None of what you see is real.


Detail of the Trompe l’oeil ceiling. Everything is flat.


Real arched Ceiling transformed in a faux sky scenary with faux glass roof, with its windows opened and its old broken glass.


Details of the Trompe l’oeil window.


Real round Cupola done with a Umbrella shape Trompe l’oeil with pattern in fake relief.


Mixe of real and Trompe l’oeil. Some beige molding are real but the greens or the circles in the upper part of the photo are fake reliefs. Same inside the crown molding, Ovals and cubes are real reliefs. Shell flower and leaves are fake.


Trompe l’oeil inside panel frame with real molding. The crown and ribbons are fake.


WHole view of the detailed view above. Each panel has its Trompe l’Oeil decor


The Elevator doors are real but were in stainless steel. Trompe l’oeil of faux wood paneling with fake moldings. Interior Designer: Mr Gilardino (Monaco/London)


Detail of the Trompe l’Oeil paneling on the elevators doors.


Details of a flat door in Trompe l’Oeil with faux marble and fake moldings. Interior Designer: Mr Gilardino (Monaco/France)


Whole view of the flat doors done with fake molding and faux marble.


Trompe l’Oeil of a fake window with view with fake limestone around. (see Techniques details in INFO section on this website) Interior Designer: Van Braxton Bohannon.



Trompe l’oeil of faux marble on real wooden handrails.


Sets of Trompe l’oeil patterns. Part of a larger ceiling. (see more image on Ceiling section of this website).


The niche is real, not so deep. Trompe l’oeil of more deepness and fake picture frame with fake books, flowers and keys set.


Trompe l’oeil of faux marble paneling on the walls. Interior Designer: Michael Simon Inc (Palm Beach/ New York)


Fake sky with Trompe l’oeil of molding and reliefs ,with leaves.


Trompe l’oeil of open ceiling with fake sky and Fake iron works in copy of the real handrails ironworks.


Details of┬áTrompe l’oeil of open ceiling with fake sky and Fake iron works in copy of the real handrails ironworks.


Trompe l’Oeil of pattern in large crown molding around a fake copper effect ceiling. Interior Designer Van Braxton Bohannon.


Trompe l’oeil of a fake affiche unfolded with fake shelves and shells.