Saturday, May 30, 2009

toile de jouy

I have always loved toile de jouy patterns, but am still trying to figure out a way to incorporate a bit of it  in our house ,while still retain a modern look. Perhaps an accent pillow or something would be nice - most of the examples I see are of entire toile rooms - encompassing curtains, bed spreads and lampshades... perhaps a bit overdose inducing in that case.

15 comments:

Ryan said...

I say frame it!

Stacey said...

Framing it is a great idea!

I have a chair with a toile pillow, couldn't resist a touch of it myself.

randi said...

you can never go wrong with a pillow. and the frame idea is awesome!

if i could wallpaper in here(we rent) i'd love an accent wall with wallpaper... say behind the headboard in the bedroom. yellow toile patter and maybe a simple, modern and huge black-framed mirror on it. i think if everything else was very mod you could get away with a big toile-y kapow. ;-)

oh and a black chandelier! and all white bedding like a chic hotel!

LillyShayStyle said...

I also love this, in blue also. I've been wanting to find this kind of material to make cute tank top out of.. Even a dress for my daughter. A bed spread would be sooo inviting.

nora maryll said...

as a wall paper? would be very cool! but framing it... a good idea, too.

Urban Design said...

I know the feeling on that. But I'm always drawn to it too. I like the frame idea too. Wrapped around wood or canvas blocks would give a more modern look to it too.

Katy said...

I reupholstered the cushion part of a little wooden footstool in a toile fabric once. It was a nice touch in the room without being overwhelming. Something small like that would work.

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Debbie said...

I LOVE the frame idea. Pillow would look cool too, how about as a trim along the bottom of solid colored drape?

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ladyfoxandhound said...

Love this red toile..I think framing would be a good idea, like the first poster suggested!

Elissa said...

i have an antique chair we made new cushions for....it blends in rather nicely with all of the rest of my mismatched stuff :-)

The Stapelia Company said...

Ooo! A toile pillow would be lovely! Or, you could cover some books in it and disperse them throughout a bookshelf. :)

thecraftbegins said...

What about covering boxes/storage things? Or upholstering a really modern-looking chair? I thinkt hat would be a great juxtaposition. Ooh, ooh, or how about the inside of cabinets/closets/etc?

cabin + cub said...

Great ideas everyone! So glad to hear I'm not the only one who wants to sneak a touch of toile into the house ;)