Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern

Toile de jouy (or often simply known as toile) has been around for centuries and is still popular in interior design today. The pattern consists of a white or off-white background on which a repeated pattern depicts a scene, usually of a pastoral nature. It has a very sophisticated look that is timeless. It usually looks best in small doses as it can be a very bold pattern; however, when handled cleverly, it can cover large areas (such as a wallpaper) and still look great without being too overwhelming. Here are 10 examples of toile de jouy done right.

Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern | HomeandEventStyling.comThe scene on the toile wallpaper and matching canopy pops in a deep red that has a rich and classic appeal to it.

Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern | HomeandEventStyling.comIn this bathroom, the classic pattern is depicted on tile in a cool blue. The stainless steel tub brings a modern edge to the space.

Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern | HomeandEventStyling.comA soft lilac hints at the lovely pattern that covers just a portion of the wall, while bead board breaks it up.

Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern | HomeandEventStyling.comOnly a spot of toile is visible on the arm chairs, but it’s enough to add some extra character to this simple space.

Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern | HomeandEventStyling.comMatching the toile curtains to the pillow cases pulls the room together. Keeping the rest simple with a white bed spread lets the toile have more of an impact.

Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black and white toile pattern gives the canopy some punch and turns the bed into a focal point.

Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern | HomeandEventStyling.comUsing the pattern in pink on the headboard gives this bedroom a feminine touch that is also classic and mature.

Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern | HomeandEventStyling.comA powder bath is one of the best places in which to use a bold pattern. You need little else to make this bathroom have a “wow” factor besides that incredible wallpaper.

Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern | HomeandEventStyling.comThe crisp blue toile livens up this dining room and fits into the fresh vibe of the space.

Toile de Jouy: A Timeless Pattern | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is a lot of toile wallpaper in this space, but the soft color and the openness of the space with plenty of other solid colors allows it to make a statement without being too much for the eye.

Toile de jouy is a timeless pattern you can be sure won’t go out of style any time soon.

Warm regards,
Megan

Images {1 – Martyn Lawrence Bullard, 2 – Architectural Digest, 3 – House & Garden, 4 – Architectural Digest, 5 – A Williamsburg White House, 6 – The Adventures of Tartanscot, 7 – Skonahem, 8 – Lonny, 9 – House to Home, 10 – House to Home}

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