Monday, August 3, 2009

Toile de Jouy

This traditional classic French style textile is still charming to me, as much as the stories of Empress Dowager Cixi of China or Marie Antoinette of France that always have me lost in the sophistication and elegance of the eighteen century every time I read them.

To me, a classic piece of the old world always adds an interesting character to a modern-day living. My pillows need new covers, so I dig up a piece of this black and white cotton toile I had for a while, and turned into the covers.

I wanted to add some sense of the eighteen century dramatic, so I lined them with the red lining and a peak of purple from invisible zippers.

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