22 February 2012

Toile, Dark, and Handsome

Merriam-Webster defines toile du Jouy {often abbreviated to toile} as an 18th century French scenic pattern usually printed on cotton, linen, or silk in one color on a light ground.  The origin is French, literally, cloth of Jouy, from Jouy-en-Josas, France.

Patricia Herrera in Carolina Herrera's bedroom
One of Aerin Lauder's guestrooms
House and Garden

The above images speak to me in a language that only other crazy fabric ladies can understand.  I mean, ENTIRE rooms decked out in toile! It's almost more than I can handle. I would be perfectly content to upholster every surface in my house with toile.  Here are some of my favorites:

Which one is your favorite?


xx BHB said...

ALL. Once I really get up and running with my sewing machine I want to make so much toile stuff :)

LindsB said...

mmm love that orange and pink version!

The enchanted home said...

Never met a toile I didn't just LOVE. I can't get enough!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Yes! Love Toile. Someday a want a guest room in all toile.