Even if you’re not quite sure what toile is, chances are you’ve seen this fabric pattern before. To spare you the centuries-long history of this style, let’s keep the details short and sweet. Originating from the French word for “linen cloth,” toile has evolved into a classic printed design. Depicting a scene of some sort—which were often pastoral and monochromatic—the graphics are repeated over and over to create a full, whimsical pattern. Since its inception, the toile pattern has expanded and modernized, depicting more contemporary themes like sailboats, cityscapes, and food, in a variety of gorgeous colors. While design trends come and go, toile has remained timeless throughout history. From rural cottages to urban abodes, this pattern can make its way into virtually any home. Not convinced? Scroll below for 10 toile wallpaper rooms that are full of design inspiration.
When the temperature drops and the holiday spirit fills the air, we welcome the season in many ways. We plan trips to pick out the perfect pine, hang stockings from the mantel, maybe even outfit our front door with a festive wreath. This year, don’t let your decorative energy end there—consider new places to spread the holiday cheer. It’s time to take your festivities to new heights, starting with your stairs. From lush garlands to cozy stockings, don’t miss out on these gorgeous holiday delights. Read on for our favorite Christmas staircase decorations, and learn how to make a statement of your own.
It’s timeless and classic, calming and cool. Whether you’re looking to go full-monochrome or build a clean canvas for your favorite decor, these grey bathrooms prove how dynamic the shade can be.