When we bought our home all those years ago, every single bedroom was decorated in toile de jouy (pronounced twull de jooee). Few designs are as easily recognisable, as French or as timeless. There are surely hundreds of toile de jouy patterns, printed on fabric, on wallpaper. Their common theme: the repetition of a pattern - often bucolic -, printed in one colour against a contrasting background.
In France it is popular either as wallpaper or as fabric wall cover.
In this picture I love the gold patina on the drawers and frames conrasted with the chic black and white wall treatment.
One thing I appreciate about toile de jouy is that it can look feminine or masculine. I can see the bedroom below as a man's room.
Some people go for the all over look. Walls, chairs and curtains!
|manuel canovas fabric|
toile de jouy looks wonderful contrasting with stripes
royal doulton china
Finally, I am happy to announce the winner of the Diane James Home giveaway, it is Ketjeh - congratulations, if you get in touch with me I shall send your details across to Diane James.