friends of faux

A Distinctive & High Quality Decorative Painting Experience

About Us

Experienced and Creative Painters


Amanda Rieb is the owner, creative director and a licensed Gold Label Faux Effects professional. She is a member of the Society of Guilders and her work has been published in several Design Articles.

Amanda studied at Harper College and Lorenzo de’ Medici University in Florence. Her studies included Fine Art, Interior Design, High Renaissance Art History and Sculpture.  During her college years she worked for a decorative painting company which in turn sparked her interest in faux and mural art.

Amanda furthered her education at the Faux Design Studio in Addison IL. She has spent years traveling around the country attending various classes/seminars for the decorative artist and still continues to do so. 
It was at the Faux Design Studio that she discovered an exquisite line of products specifically designed for faux painting.  Faux Effects Intl. Gold and Silver label products are the highest quality product line available to a decorative artist today. 
Amanda continues to attend update classes and bi-annual faux events at various studios to keep up with the latest trends of the industry, and to learn about and use new cutting edge techniques and products.

All artists of FOF are experienced, very detail oriented and deliver perfection. 

Affiliated Chicago artists:
Kathy Rieb, Mona Rinaldo, Destinee Rieb, Kalee Richardson, Ron Rieb

We Care About the Details


FOF specializes in the finest hand painted finishes.  We are an independent studio that looks beyond the confines of your four walls and considers the overall design. We use the highest quality faux products available in the industry and deliver the latest trends in faux techniques. Our goal is to make your space and finished projects better than you could've imagined. We provide a professional consultation to obtain personal insight of the projects and ideas involved and give that project direction with beautifully rendered samples.  We will assist you in determining the classification of your existing décor and then build off your inspirations. We customize finishes and decorative painting to fit your specific needs and help bring your creative ideas to life.

Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. We work around your schedule and consult with you on all aspects of color selection, textures, overall design and color coordination for your project to ensure that everything is completed according to your preferences. Our goal is to provide the client with custom and unique finishes that will bring out their personalities and reflect their taste. 

Services Offered


FOF finishes and creative ideas include but are not limited to….

Wall repair and base painting
Faux stone and granite
Silver/Gold Leafing and Gilding
Tortoise Shell and Skins     
Crackle Finish    
Patina Washes
Contemporary Geometric Designs     
Modern Dimensional metallics 
Italian Plasters  
Faux on Canvas (wall art)
Architectural Stenciling (embedded and relief)
Glass Etching and Painting 
Hand Painted Motifs and Murals
Concrete Veneer Design for Floors and Countertops
Concrete Countertops  
Wood Graining
Hand Painted Furniture
Children’s Rooms 
Refinishing light fixtures and hardware  
Aplique design and application to existing furniture and cabinetry
Refinishing existing brick and stone

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To get a free quote, please contact us at your convenience.  We look forward to serving you!

friends of faux

(773) 899-3101


Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed


CBD Architects


I have had the pleasure of hiring and working with Amanda Rieb for several of my recent projects.  Amanda has always provided great service, creativity and the highest professionalism.  The finished product her company delivers is always what im hoping for with attention to detail and perfection.  
George Koukourakis - Licensed Architect, CBD  

Niko K


I hired Amanda and her team to design my condo.  As a bachelor, I lacked the vision to bring life and new energy to my living space. Amanda and her team transformed my home into a living master piece! Her vision and talent is absolutely fierce! Once my friends and family saw this amazing transformation, Amanda had 3 new projects to work on right after mine. She is truly talented and I would recommend her decorative art services to anyone!

Reflection Designs


I have been working with FOF for many years. Amanda’s work on each and every project for my clients has truly exceeded expectations.  She is very professional and  knowledgeable regarding her craft, and has an inspired vision to create the most amazing finishes.  As a designer, I take extreme pride in bringing FOF into my projects.  Amanda and her team are truly amazing artists and any client will feel complete confidence in the services they provide.

Jacqueline M. Orr - Interior Designer and Owner of Reflection Designs, P.C.