Toile De Jouy Fabric
Toile de Jouy fabric, or Toile Fabric, is a type of decorating pattern consisting of a white or off-white background on which a repeated pattern depicting a complex scene. The pattern portion normally consists of a single colour, but not always, with the most common colours traditionally being black, dark red, or blue. These days it is possible to find a Toile fabric with the design picked out in almost any colour including greens, browns, purples and lighter reds as well as multi-coloured toile fabrics.
Originally produced in Ireland in the mid-18th Century Toile fabrics quickly became popular in Britain and France. The term, Toile de Jouy, originated in Paris in the late 18th century where the word 'toile' originally referred to a linen cloth or canvas, particularly a cloth or canvas for painting on, and the 'de Jouy' referred to the Parisian suburb Jouy-en-Josas. Over time Toile de Jouy, or its shortened form Toile, have evolved to refer to the pattern rather than the fabric, with a Toile fabric pattern typically denoting a figure or landscape generally sewn from the same material, or using a type of repeated surface decoration printed on the same fabric.
Toile is most associated with fabrics (curtains and upholstery especially chintz), though toile is also a popular choice for wallpapers and increasingly for accessories and rugs. Although it has been continuously produced in recent years it has experienced a marked upsurge in popularity and use in interior designs and home decorcor schemes as the designs have become more elaborate and less traditional. Brands such as Marvic Textiles, Watts Of Westminster, Zoffany, Pierre Frey have been a market leaders of Toiles de Jouy for almost as long as they been trading and they continue to be at the core of some of their collections. Other brands such as Thibaut, Pierre Frey, and Osborne and Little fabrics, and Mulberry Home have updated their approach to their designs with bright colours, fine sketching and sophisticated style. These new designs while maintaining a sense of tradition, always pairs antique prints with novel designs. If you need Toile De Jouy curtains, then please consider our custom curtains service where we can take any fabric of your choice and create custom curtains and blinds for any window treatments you may need. Of course you can always use Toile De Jouy fabrics for upholstery and in recent times we have been seeing Toile designs printed onto durable velvet fabrics so the possibilities in the use of Toiles expands. Explore our large range of Toile fabrics online at TM Interiors Limited UK.