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Hello everyone! Kimberly here from Kimberly Lewis Home. I’m excited to be contributing interior design posts for SARAH SARNA. I am always on the lookout for patterns to layer in rooms and create depth and conversation. Recently I’ve been drawn to toile wallpaper, previously I had overlooked it as a bit too traditional for my taste but it seems as though rules were meant to be broken! Typically a classic toile consists of a repeated pattern in a traditional colorway featuring a complex and intricate detailed scene, which often depicts the countryside. These days designers are taking toile one step further, this is not your grandmothers toile! Designers are really stepping out of the box and putting modern twists on a once very traditional pattern. They are playing with scale, color, and the pushing the boundaries with subject matter. Here are my favorite top 10 modern toile patterns that show that anything and everything goes these days.
Flavor Paper’s Wythe Toile is both delicate and gritty. A tribute to the sights and scenes of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and commissioned for its namesake The Wythe Hotel.
Timorous Beastie’s Hunting Toile brings a masculine flair with punchy colors
Andrew Martin’s Timbuktu fabric has a soft painterly quality that softens the scene.
Flat Vernacular brings an edgy spin to toile in their Toile de Derby.
A whimsical Parisian toile with child-like charm, c’est magnifique!
Scale takes a traditional toile to a modern level as seen in LivingEtc.
Manuel Canovas breathes new life into their toile collection with pops of color
Timorous Beastie’s Edinburgh Toile seems pretty and prim from a distance, but look closer and it reveals a grittier perspective of the city.
Thibaut’s Carnival wallpaper and fabric would add just the right amount of whimsy to a nursery, playroom or even powder room
What is your take on toile? Too traditional or love the modern spin?
See you in August!
xo, Kimberly, Kimberly Lewis Home