Girl Meets toile de Jouy- 16 Master Bedrooms Featuring Toile

Hello Cottage Friends,

My calendar says spring has arrived. 

Although it still feels more like winter than spring here, I'm enjoying the longer days and hints of green I see.

Gathering ideas for our new cottage is enjoyable, too.  I like toile, and hope to use it somewhere.  Perhaps in the master bedroom.

I hope you don't mind if I share some photos I found with you.  It's always fun to look, right?

Red Toile

Horchow: Sherry Kline Home Collection "French Country" Bed Linens and Houndstooth Quilt Sets
1.  Vibrant red and ivory French Country.  This appeals to my love of mixing patterns.


Horchow: French Laundry Home "Bird" Bed Linens
 2.  Subdued French Laundry.  Grain sack, ticking and toile.  Very pleasing. 

3. English Country.  Scalloped edges and ticking.  A nice light and airy look.


4.  Here toile takes a back seat to the bold red door and throw.  I think I'm more in love with that fireplace than anything else.


5. French Country Estate.  The bench's buffalo check and toile definitely make a statement. 

Black Toile

6. Colonial Williamsburg.  Formal, structured -- a safe use of toile.  No surprises for anyone who's a true traditionalist.  I love that chair, by the way.

Ethan Allen Lisette

7.  Toile with a Celtic twist.  Now this is different -- in a good way.  Tailored and fun at the same time.  The pillows punch it up. 

Neutral Toile

Horchow:  Country House Bedding.  Sherry Kline Home Collection.

8.  Taupe and white always look right together. And, oh those gorgeous needlepoint pheasant pillows. 

Horchow:  Spa Toile Bed Linens
9.  Nearly neutral.  Just a touch of soft blue in this toile.  So serene.


10.  I'm not a big wallpaper fan, but I love the café au lait shams with the white. The headboard is fabulous.



Horchow:"Country Manor" Bedding. Sherry Kline Collection


11.  Classic blue and white.  Does it ever really go out of style?

12.  If you can't get enough of blue and white toile, then this could be the bedroom of your dreams.  Just don't ask me to come and hang the wallpaper.
Traditional Bedroom by Portland Interior Designers & Decorators Kate Byer Interior Design

13.  Lovely toile in a room where I'd have breakfast in bed.  I'll always appreciate four poster beds, even if I never own one.  Love that bench.

14.  Blue and white and elegant all over. 

Horchow:  Legacy Home "Lutece Cypress" Linens
15.  Luxurious blue and yellow.  Once upon a time I had a guest room in these colors.  I loved it.


House to Home Designs.  Brighton Green Toile - The Colonial Collection

16.  Like a pretty garden.  It makes me want to plant something.
My friend Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable blogged about adding pink to her green bedroom.  I love the combination.



This is by no means an exhaustive look at toile. Simply a few examples of interest.  Toile is popular now, and is available in contemporary patterns, as well as traditional.

Do you like toile?
Just a reminder that the Every Room In The House party is still going in The Master Bedroom.  Link up your master bedroom ideas, or show off your own master bedroom now through the end of March (not toile required).  And visit the master bedroom posts of others who have joined the party.
Inspire and be inspired.

I'm sharing at these wonderful parties:



  1. Love, love, love toile! You have gathered some of the most beautiful bedrooms for us. If only Horchow were in my budget....


    1. Judith, Horchow isn't in my budget either, so I will have to find a way to create something similar. Your home is made for toile. :)

  2. I love toile. I think I have at least a touch of it in every room in my home.

    1. Lucky you, Joan. I hope to be able to say that soon.

  3. I love toile and need to put more in my home. Lovely pictures.

  4. Nancy, I was reading and enjoying the pretty pictures (especially the Horchow bedding- I actually have that one pinned, too!) when I reached number 16 and had to do a double take!! I am completely flattered, beyond measure, to be included and listed along with these most exquisite rooms!! Wow, what a nice way to start the weekend! Thanks for the shout out!

  5. Such beauty and grace I always find here! You are so talented and your kind spirit shows through in all of your posts. God bless you for blessing others, including me! Love, Cheryl

    1. Cheryl, it's always nice when you visit. Thank you so much for your sweet, uplifting words. Encouragement must be your spiritual gift. Hugs, Nancy

  6. Love toile! I can't choose a favorite!

  7. What a lovely collection. I love toile as well, so much so that I did an Easter table in toile! I've even looked (and drooled over) a couple of the pics you have from Horchow. :)

    1. I think a toile table would be lovely. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the collection.

  8. Nancy, I love toile! Had a lot of it in my master bedroom in our previous home. The bathroom even had blue and white toile wallpaper. I still add touches of it now and then in our bedroom here. I especially adore it mixed with ticking and grain sack. Pinning to my board, "Tickled by ticking, toile, and grain sack. The reds are my favorites! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Jann, is there any chance we're twins separated at birth? LOL Our taste is so similar. I love toile with ticking and grain sack, too. My heart skipped a beat at photo #2. :)

  9. Oh they're all so gorgeous - but that grey Celtic one makes me swoon - seriously !
    Now I need to know - your blog header - is that your home?
    How over the top beautiful - charming - perfect !!!
    Hopping over from French Country Cottage

    1. Suzan, I wish I could say my header is a photo of my home. I did take that photo, however it is a picture of The Fawnbrook Inn in Allespark, CO. It belongs to our friends, and we were married there. It's just such a charming, wonderful place, and epitomizes for me what a cottage should look and feel like. So, when I designed my blog I had to use that photo. We are in the process of designing a new home, and it will be a cottage. When it's finished I will have a photo of my "real" home. Thanks for asking about it. I probably should explain somewhere on my blog that it's not my home. I can dream though, right? :) I appreciate your visit to my little blog. I so admire your blog and enjoy reading your posts. They're great! Hugs, Nancy

  10. Lovely photos full of great ideas

    Lovely photos full of great ideas. I needed some ideas for bed pillows and this is a wonderful source. Thank you.

    1. I'm glad you found it helpful, Cindy. Thanks for visiting. :)

  11. Wow! I am a toile lover, and as far as I am concerned, it will always be in style. Classics are, aren't they? I have red toile in my master bedroom, and, in my last house, I had red toile wallpaper in our powder room. Unfortunately, that particular pattern has been discontinued! Thanks for the lovely photos; I'm pinning like mad!

    1. So glad you stopped by, Ellen. I agree that toile is a classic. I've loved it for a long time. Have a great weekend!

  12. What's not to love! I hope toile will never go out of style! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...hop back over, you're being featured!


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