An old favorite… TOILE
In my late teen years/early twenties I was obsessed with toile! I would buy anything that had toile on it. From napkins to trash cans and everything in between I had it. I even consider toile bridesmaid dresses for my wedding, but even I had to draw the line somewhere with my obsession.
For the last couple of years my addiction to toile has slowly disappeared. I no longer pick it up everywhere I go, but it still tugs at my heart strings when I see it pop up in stores.
With my new budget project (sissy’s apt) looming I started to think up what I direction I was leaning towards and toile slowly starting floating back into my head.
Then I finally get the current issue of House Beautiful ( I swear I think my mailman is a closet decorator and likes reading them before me) and saw this:
Amazing white walls, white floors, black & white toile, black & white stripes plus a touch of animal print. A space that is totally not me and completely me all at the same time.
This space is actually a studio apt in NYC. It has to function as a bedroom:
A living room:
They even took advantage of the hallway and made a big wow with sketches and notes. Everything looks important in a sleek frame.
After seeing this I knew I was on the right track for a space mixed with toile, animal prints and stripes.
A quick trip to my fabric closet and I found some key fabrics that I could put to good use!
* Apparently I’m not the only one in love with this space. The stylish Erin could see herself calling this space home as well.
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