Toile is a pattern of fabric with repeated pastoral scenes illustrated in a single color on a white or cream background.
Toile is a French term that refers to linen or canvas fabric specifically for paintings. The full name of the fabric pattern is Toile de Jouy which means cloth from Jouy-en-Josas, a town near Paris.
Toile is most commonly used for upholstery but the pattern is also popular as wallpaper. It is associated with colonial style and as it was popular during the Colonial era. With novelty of pastoral Victorian-era scenes and the light airy feel, Toile works well with decor styles such as cottage, shabby chic, and French provincial.
While the pattern is detailed and can be considered "busy," the monochromatic color scheme makes a Toile subtle yet whimsical accent.
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