Light and traditional toile
soft and blue
classic black and cream
Charlotte Moss - traditional toile
Charles Faudree - over-the-top traditional toile
love this dining room - rustic toile
preppy and bold toile
Celerie Kembal - traditional with a twist
modern and bold - this color combo is fabulous
hot pink and chocolate brown - not stuffy at "toile"
Designer's Guild - fresh and modern
bold - toile, stripes - classic and cool
Call me old fashioned. Call me stuffy, but I love toile. The French have given us many wonderful things, but I rank this lovely, pastorally inspired fabric up there with eclairs and the Eiffel tower. I love the versatility of toile. It can be over-the-top traditional and it can be bold and modern. I'll take it any way, preferably with some pink! The scenes often depicted on the fabric make me think of the chalk drawings that Burt drew in Mary Poppins. I can just picture a fair down the lane and over the hill or a quaint little farm with singing animals and a few dancing penguins. Toile is just so happy - a little vacation that you can decorate with!
Here's to a jolly holiday,