Toile de Jouy has long been a stylish interiors choice, but right now it is even more in vogue as celebrated designers such as Matthew Williamson have added their own distinctive touches to the formula. Toile de Jouy is a type of pattern, typically in white or off-white background on which a fairly complex scene, usually of a countryside theme such as a couple having a picnic by a lake or an arrangement of flowers. Toile de Jouy will usually have only one colour in the pattern, such as black, dark red, or blue. These days Toile de Jouy has been given a complete modern revamp, with bright neons and pastel candy colours replacing the typical one hued patterns. You mostly see toile on fabrics such as curtains and upholstery, and toile wallpaper is also very popular. Toile can also be used on teapots, beddings, clothing, deck chairs and place matts. We have selected our favourites of the new modern toile items. See what you think:
Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Pink Toile Bed Linen – £40.00 – £73.00
This pink ‘Toile’ bedding set is part of the beautiful exclusive Butterfly by Matthew Williamson designer bed linen range. It features intricate pink and white scenic prints on a grey background.180 thread count 50% cotton, 50% polyester percale. Size single set – £40.00double set – £50.00king set – £63.00super king set. Wash at 40C, do not bleach and do not dry clean. Cool tumble dry and medium iron.
Mexican Toile de Jouy Cushion Cover – £16
Gorgeous cushion covers based on the traditional Toile de Joie print, but given a twist here, all the figures are skeletons. This is a Mexican Day of the Dead style print. A great gift for those who like the traditional… with a twist! This cushion cover is available in three colourways: red on cream, blue on cream or black on cream. Size is 45cm x 45cm (18″ x 18″) and the material is 100% cotton, machine washable at 40 or 60 degrees, the back is black cotton, with an envelope opening.
Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Grey ‘Toile’ Mug – £6.50
From the Butterfly by Matthew Williamson ‘Toile’ range of designer mugs comes this grey fine china mug. It is cylindrical in shape with a pink peasant farmer print, a white interior and a tapered, fine white handle. Measurements are 9 x 11 x 7.5cm, made from Fine china. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Also available in Blue.
La Redoute Bergère Cotton Duvet Cover – £45
Bring this French classic into your bedroom with the Bergère Cotton Duvet Cover in Toile de Jouy Print. A timeless classic for more than 2 centuries, toile de jouy brings style into the home with this duvet cover! Duvet cover in toile de jouy print: – Reversible duvet cover (printed stripes on the back). Envelope-style opening. Washable at 60°. 100% cotton.
Timorous Beasties Glasgow Toile Lampshade – £159.00
This fabulous Glasgow Toile lampshade in red is made by Timorous Beasties, the Glaswegian duo who are known for their contemporary take on the ‘Toile de Jouy’ fabrics of Napoleonic France, and have designed a number of toiles based on different cities around the world. Measurements are Diameter (mm): 460 and Depth (mm): 300.
Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Grey Patchwork Effect Cushion – £28.00
This grey designer cushion from Butterfly by Matthew Williamson is styled in satin with a grey back and pink piping along the edge. The front is printed with multi colour rectangles, giving a patchwork effect, with vintage-style peasant farmer motifs. Measurements are HWD: 43 x 43 x 12cm.