I’ve always been attracted to toile, which is a little surprising because overall my tastes definitely lean toward modern rather than country. The toile print you see most often is a white background with blue, black, green or red farm and country scenes that “tell a story” but after looking it up, toile can really be any sort of intricate pattern against a flat background. The first kind of toile is known as Toile de Jouy and comes from 17th century France, which explains why it is usually used in more classic European country decor.
This all started because I was researching different types of fabric to use for a set of retro dining chairs we’re reupholstering, but since I always have wedding on the brain I immediately started picturing a toile wedding. Instead of just using one type of toile I wanted to incorporate a lot of different patterns, colors, and textures to make a modern garden affair. Even though this is entirely the opposite direction than we are going for our wedding, I have to say this is actually my favorite inspiration board that I’ve done so far…maybe we’ll use this theme when we renew our vows? (Poor Drew, by the way, I say that about every wedding element I love that we won’t be able to cram into this one and he just smiles patiently).