For those that know me know I love toile, the pattern changes and moves with it’s location or season from the illustrations to colors and they go so well with all the florals we’re seeing this season too. Fun fact: Toiles were originally produced in Ireland in the mid-18th Century and quickly became popular in Britain and France. The term, Toile de Jouy, orginated in France in the late 18th century. In the French language, the phrase literally means “cloth from Jouy-en-Josas”, a town of north-central France.
So when I saw these hand-painted toile walls by Lilly Pullitzer print team designer, Paige Smith I was in pattern heaven. Last spring Paige painted a few of the Lilly Pullitzer stores and somehow I missed it. But so happy I came across it this weekend (via Pinterest) and had to drop in to share. Aren’t they gorgeous? Makes me wish I was Paige’s BFF and she could come over for a painting crafternoon at my house. I’d love our stairwell and bathrooms painted like this. Since I’ve been collecting a few images of toile this season, I’m going to share a few of those with you too. Check them all out in a little “toile de slideshow” below.
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