Toile touch...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

For my delightful reader J who wanted to know more about decorating with toile. I never thought I would be one to enjoy toile. I didn't think I could incorporate such classic French fabric into a modern mix. But then I found my chair.

Yes, I have tablas next to my toile. But I love it and it works.
 Image via me in my living room.

For some strange reason when I was in the store I was oddly drawn to it (classic fabric usually isn't my thing). Call it an impulse buy or leap of faith, I bought it immediately and threw it into my living room. After a little initial resistance from hubby dearest, the toile chair is part of our living mix. It looks fabulous. So for those of you a little uncertain, just do it. Here are some creative examples of inserting that toile touch into your homes... 

Light and bright with french toile. Image via Home and Gardens.

Yep that is my chair again. How cool is that flower lamp and branch art? Image via decorpad.

Fantastic red toile pillows. Image via decorpad

I'm thinking I should have gone for a matching ottoman.

For you gutsy folks out there, this wallpaper with matching chair are killer.

Modern toile remix. Pagoda toile by Trisha Guild. Available via Designers Guild.

For those of you who want va-va voom toile, throw something like this onto your walls.
 Image via Country Living.

Traditional toile curtains paired with white Barcelona chair and Eileen
grey end table.This room totally rocks. Image via Emdee International.


barbara@hodge:podge said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE the chair! I am jealous. Just came across your blog via Wallpaper. Nice to find ANOTHER great Canadian design blog. I am adding you to my blog roll!

Patricia Torres said... [Reply to comment]

This looks lovely... the chair is awesome!!

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