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Toile de Jouy Wallpaper in a Misleading Library

31st January 2020

A country house interior that takes traditional motifs, subtly modernised, and makes them their own. This cosy spot balances a simple colour scheme to create a timeless finish.

Black, off-white, brown, and red are used to create an intimate and yet open space. There's an instant homely feel to this relaxing reading corner.

Country House Decor

Toile de Jouy Wallpaper and Fabric

Toile de Jouy creates classic patterns that often depict idyllic pastoral scenery. Originally French, the British countryside and Chinoiserie prints have become equally popular.

The large design of the Royal Oak Wallcovering sees the spire of St. Mary's Church in Tetbury. It's a small town in the picturesque Cotswold district of England. The perfect inspiration for a picturesque countryside scene.

Wandering animals, swooping birds, and the odd hunter and fisherman are also seen amongst the trees, lakes, and river. The imagery is wonderfully dateless, relaxing, and inviting.

This pattern was created by the wood engraver, Andrew Davidson, known for many Royal Mail Stamps. The originally small design has translated beautifully into this wide-width wallpaper. The broadness of the material is perfectly suited to the size and detail of the imagery. It's also printed to the wall size and this room proves it provides a flawless fit.

A dark red Toile de Jouy fabric is then seen folded upon the side table. It ties the room's style together without being overly matchy. It continues the colour scheme and country house style.

Library Mural Wallpaper

The adjacent wall then sees a fake library made from a mural wallpaper. This gives the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is.

The wooden shelves and aged appearance of the books continues the traditional feel of the room. This is, however, once again done with a modern twist. Mural wallpaper also offers bespoke printing and the results are seamless.

Armchair and Cushions

Made to measure seat cushions offer the opportunity to not only get the perfect fit but in the perfect fabric. They can be made in any upholstery material with plenty of decorative trim designs to choose from too.

Black velvet offers a touch of luxury that doesn't go out of style. It's also durable, making it a practical addition alongside the patterned pillow.

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