29 September 2008

Toile: The Louisiana Purchase.

I am actually a fan of Toile. In limited quantities.

In the October 2008 issue of House Beautiful magazine, interior designer Hal Williamson uses a toile fabric in a Most Excellent way.

The toile which is called "Louisiana Purchase" depicts architectural and historical images from the Louisiana purchase. In the New Orleans Dining room Hal Williamson designed, (above and below), each of the Louis XV chairs are upholstered in different iconic imagery from the fabric.

While the Louisiana Purchase Toile does not look overly exciting in the photos below, the application and execution of the Toile in Mr. Williamson's design is quite outstanding.

For more photographs and information regarding this project, please click here. The fabric may be purchased by clicking here.