Toile’s are one of those misunderstood fabrics. We generally associate them with the way that they’re traditionally styled – which can be a bit classical, pretty-pretty and OTT for some folk. I like them best when they look like they’ve sneaked into your house uninvited and made themselves comfortable.
To be honest, what shifted my thinking on Toiles was when I saw them used in an unconventional context. This led me on a wild hunt to find Toiles that could be used in unpredictable and exciting ways.
these are some of my local finds (all brands linked to the local suppliers)
I love the combination of contemporary-meets-classic, I love the large scale design, I love the fresh colouration and I especially love the unusual themes. (Truly, if I don’t get some of Pierre Frey’s “Pin Up” toile I will wither up and die.)
Li – i’m sold! I want a toile headboard, stat!