Toile De Jouy fabrics, derives the name from Toile which is a French word meaning linen cloth or canvas, particularly cloth or canvas for painting on. Toiles were originally produced in Ireland in the mid-18th Century and quickly became popular in Britain and France. The term, Toile de Jouy, originated in France in the late 18th century the word toile can refer to the fabric itself, generally sewn from the same material, or a type of repeated surface decoration printed on the same fabric. Toile de Jouy 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, most often black, dark red, or blue. Greens, browns, and magenta toile patterns are less common, but not unheard of. Toile is most associated with fabrics (curtains and upholstery especially chintz), though toile wallpaper is also popular. Although it has been continuously produced in recent years it has experienced a marked upsurge in popularity and use in interior designs and home décor 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.