Wednesday, July 25, 2007

To Toile or Not to Toile, That is the Question

I love toile. I love french country design. Not the provencial kind that's yellow and blue but more the old world, old rustic pine farm table surrounded by mismatched chairs in shades of creams and greens. I love chandeliers, candlesticks, old pitchers, baskets...whoops, I'm digressing. Anyway, I really like my living room and dining room, but I'm still working on my kitchen and this multifunctional, all-purpose, we don't know what to call it, room.

Anyway. I found a great sale on these chair pads (pictured above), and the matching curtains and valances. I think I'm definitely going to get the chair pad for one chair that really is old but I'll distress it further and use it at my computer.

The office area, which is part of the multipurpose room, is right off of the kitchen. Here's my question - do you think it would be too much to also get the toile curtains for the multipurpose room and then a matching valance for the kitchen?

7 comments:

HobbyMommy said...

I think the valance in the kitchen and curtains in the office area won't be overdoing it, especially since you're dealing with the toile and not something more multicolored. Go for it!

Steph said...

You know I love it!!!!! You can never have too much toile!

paige said...

oh absolutely not overdoing it. toile, i love it too.
so classic!
so pretty!
share pictures.
honestly,i think it will really help the rooms flow one to another.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Ooooh, I love toile, too. As soon as my daughter gets older, that is how I want to decorate her room!

Small amounts of toile are great, I suppose it could be overdone...

Decorating Queen said...

I so love toile. love the chair pads, color looks so rich. I do think it can be overdone. I personally would do the valances for the kitchen and the chair pad. But hey! go for what you like and not what others think. It may look Great! Go with your gut feeling and let us know what you decided on. Would love to see pics. Thanks for stoping by my blog and leaving a little note.

Emily said...

I too am a fan of toile. I think it'll look great! Fun find!

Belle-ah said...

I am a toile lover too! We have the B&W toile with B&W check in our bedroom and I love it. The walls were a deep wine as a great backdrop but are soon to be a great chocolate color. Toile just makes me happy!

GREAT chair pads!