Toile de Jouy

By on April 14, 2012

As many of you know, I’ve loved and used toile de jouy (simply known as toile) in my home for many many years. So I found it very funny that Pottery Barn is now carrying toile kitchen towels, toile aprons, curtains, pillows and a really pretty toile chair (WANT that chair).

For a while toile was sort of “out” but I suppose now that Pottery Barn is carrying toile it’ll be back “in”. Not that I care about that as I decorate with what I love and not with what’s popular (like I cannot get into that chevron pattern that’s so hot now – just looks like zig zags to me).

Since it’s one of my favorite patterns I thought I’d share some yummy toile inspiration:

natural sunscreen with zinc oxide


Toile is so pretty and usually has such interesting scenes whether it’s fabric or paper that I’ve often framed it and used it as art.

Like this piece I made for my bedroom.

Look at this gorgeous toile fabric used to upholster this Frenchy chair!

My red toile dining room chairs. I am partial to red toile.

Isn’t this toile sink skirt pretty. I really love skirted sinks whether they’re in the kitchen or bathroom.

I’ve often thought about adding some toile wallpaper to either my dining room or bedroom.

My favorite toile pillow and toile throw.

source: Mary Englebreit’s Home Companion June/July 2001 Issue

One of my favorite toile rooms of all time! I just love the red toile wallpaper and the yellow arch with the transferware plates (transferware another love because it’s so much like toile).

Toile has been around since the 16th century and has gone through many stages of being popular and unpopular – it’s “in” then it’s “out” (say it like Heidi Klum on Project Runway). Whether or not it’s once again on  an upsurge of popularity  doesn’t matter to me – I’ve always loved it! And always will!

***All photos that are not mine are linked to their sources. So please pin from the source. You are welcome to pin this post.


Originally posted on A Cultivated Nest.

About Manuela

Manuela is a cottage loving, country girl-at-heart living in a 1960's Split Foyer in a suburb of Atlanta. She's a big believer in thrifting, buying on clearance, trash picking and re-purposing. She loves to make something out of nothing and is all about using creativity and not her wallet in order to cultivate beauty in her home and garden. You'll usually find her outside in her garden or inside fluffing her nest.Cultivating what she has and trying to live with a grateful heart. She blogs at

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