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Not your Granny's Toile


Toile, stalwart of my grandmother's home, now with a twist for the home and closet. Toile, or Toile du Jouy, is a decorative pattern, usually complicated, detailed, quite often pastoral but tame no more.


Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais put their stamp on the print this Spring (one of my personal favourite shows), seeking a mix of aristocratic hipster, part Brooklyn, part court of Versailles, dubbing it "Baroque in the street" backstage.


Toile wallpaper with teeth, and again full of NYC and Brooklyn references, the background for my image above is dubbed Brooklyn Toile, designed by Mike D (yes, that Mike D of the Beastie Boys) and Revolver NY. Originally created for Mr. D's brownstone, now available to the masses.


Sheila Bridges, who launched her popular Toile de Jouy wallpaper a few years ago, has branched out and now retails glasses and plates in her design. 


Are you ready to Toile? Options abound.


1. Boy. by Band of Outsiders Toile Jacket & Skirt
4. Boy. by Band of Outsiders Toile Dress
5. Anthropologie Beaded Toile Scarf
7. St Honore Toile de Jouy Tile
8. Sheila Bridges Harlem Toile de Jouy Glasses


*Background Flavor Paper Brooklyn Toile 

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