Friday, February 17, 2012

Guest Post - furniture upholstered in Toile by Mari

Hi, I'm Mari and I write for Arcadian Lighting, a wonderful resource for light fixtures and lighting trends online. I'm so happy to be here at Beau Lifestyle doing a guest post about furniture upholstered in one of my favorite fabrics--the appealing and enduring Toile de Jouy. Born in the 18th century, toile (literally cloth in French) with its naturalistic scenic designs printed in a single color has seen a real rebirth in recent years. Today's toile is a merging of the old and the new, sometimes coming from the same design houses as the originals. Thanks for letting me share these lovely pieces of furniture all dressed up in beautiful toile. Enjoy!
Toile Upholstery
Toile is an expected element in this very traditional space, but its color not so much. The turquoise Chinoiserie toile upholstery and slipcovers freshen the design and bring the room to life in combination with the glamorous ceiling light.
Toile Upholstery
This chair upholstered in a "heading out West" toile fabric would be perfect in a ranch home or mountain cabin. It's an all-American take on the historic textile.
Toile Upholstery
A black on cream toile illustrates just how easily this historic fabric and traditional upholstered pieces can merge seamlessly into a contemporary setting. Even the lighting fixture, a completely contemporary floor lamp seems right at home besides the totally traditional seating.
Toile Upholstery
Oh, so French, this lovely settee is covered and draped in blue on white toile. Wouldn't this comfortable seating be the center of attention in either a formal or shabby chic bedroom?
Toile Upholstery
This toile upholstered wingback chair is anything but stuffy. It may be formal in style, but the combination of solids and different colors in the toile gives it an updated look and decidedly quirky appeal.
Toile Upholstery
This bold pink living space just begged for an element of surprise. The designer answered back with chairs upholstered in an unexpected deep pink on brown Chinoiserie toile.
Toile Upholstery
What is more feminine than a pale purple or lilac palette in a bedroom? Perhaps a French bed upholstered in soft purple toile with matching bedding? In such a lovely setting, one can imagine a glamorous pendant light or ornate chandelier hanging just out of sight.
Toile Upholstery
Last, but definitely not least in design impact is this amazing toile with an orange background. Upholstery and drapes against the same design on wallpaper, now that's a toile statement! Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Now its your turn to combine great toile upholstery with inspirational lighting fixtures that you easily can find at Arcadian Lighting!


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W E L C O M E said...

I haven't seen this print in a long time it's great to see it again.. Thanks

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tables said...

That’s too nice, when it comes in furniture hope it can make a rocking place for the kids bedrooms, hope that comes true.

Diane said...

Love this post! Could you possibly list the source of the "Heading out West" fabric....I have the perfect chair for it! Many thanks

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Unknown said...

Hi there, Did you by chance found out the brand name of "heading out west" fabric? If so, would you be so kind to send a message to me at I really appreciate it! All the best!