Decorating with Toile

toile designs for the home

Toile is a decorative linen cloth fabric that was first created in France in the 16th century.  The fabric was used for interior design purposes and is best known for the scenic motifs that it displays.
Toile designs usually have a white or off white background and black, red or blue scenic engravings of people picnicking, playing and enjoying life.

Toile fabrics have been used for curtains, wall paper, chinaware, bedding and even clothing.  In small doses, toile can be esthetically pleasing and add a touch of classic elegance to a room’s decor.


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