After Friday’s “Hooked on Toile” post, my husband pointed out that I had forgotten the “t” in the word “toilet.” Apparently he thinks I’m hooked on toilets, and bad at spelling. Um, no. I’m hooked on toile, as in Toile du Jouy. Pronounced “twall,” not “toil.” Lest there be any misunderstanding (Dave), here’s the official definition, via Wikipedia:
Toile de Jouy is a type of decorating pattern that typically has a repeated pattern depicting a pastoral scene or arrangement of flowers. The pattern portion consists of a single color, most often black, dark red, or blue. It originated in France in the late 1700s and has been continuously produced since then, but experienced a marked upsurge in popularity around the year 2000.
I’m glad we got that cleared up. (Photos via Southern Living. Are these lavender rooms too much for you, or can you handle all this girliness? My daughter would love it! To see the post I wrote about toile last week, click here.)
Today Pretty Organized Palace is hosting a Toile Party. If you love toile as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss it!
P.S. If you love elegant and unique children’s rooms, then you have to visit Heirlooms To Be, an online store that sells gorgeous furniture and accessories (and clothing and toys and gifts!) for wee ones.