Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Toile


People think that a small space can't handle toile, but the opposite is true. Toile in a large room can be overwhelming. This studio apartment in the July/August issue of House Beautiful makes the point perfectly. Cowtan & Tout's Chinoiserie toile Siam, with its sepia tones, adds softness, romance, stature, and elegance to the black and white palette of this one room apartment.











14 comments:

Renee Finberg said...

i am not sure if there is a cuter space anywhere.
xx

the gardeners cottage said...

hi beth,

you just made my day! black, white and chinoiserie.

~janet

Tara Dillard said...

A client needed Chinoiserie fence ideas. Of course I forwarded her several pics from your site.

Thanks for being a fabric junkie. Gave me the courage to 'out' myself.

Posted a recent Scalamandre historic toile today & wouldn't have done it without YOU !!!

Your site made me realize how much Chinoiserie I have throughout my garden & home.

Always considered it background-noise, until your fabulous blog.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I just posted about this yesterday, because I too fell in love with the room!

So pretty!

When can I move in?

ashlina {the decorista} said...

hi my love. you know that screen is just calling out to me...."ashlina. you know you want me!"
heehee xo

Averill said...

That was the first studio apartment I've ever seen where I thought "Ok, I could live in only one room if it were like that!". Gorgeous.

Style Redux 2 said...

Renee-I agree.

Style Redux 2 said...

Janet-A great look.

Style Redux 2 said...

Tara-Thanks for your lovely comment.

Style Redux 2 said...

High-Heeled Foot in the door-Me too!

Style Redux 2 said...

Ashlina-Gorgeous!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I love it!

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

I loved everything about this latest House Beautiful---but especially this studio apartment space. FABulously decorated. Def glad you shared it on here!

Style Redux 2 said...

Mary-A great issue.