A favorite toile

Bosporus has long been one of my favorite toiles.  It’s colorful, linen and a great price..what’s not to like?? So while there are more expensive toiles, and I am not going to lie..I love me some Brunschwig & Fil  or the colorful toiles at Quadrille, this remains a favorite.


My client and I have been working on this space for quite a while.  These chairs finally pulled the room together I think..and she is pleased which is what matters. We will have to talk her into taking a sweeping wide view of the room now that it has drapes and other finishing touches.

I love how this room is elegant but comfy and lived in to with books that have actually been read…and of course I love her smattering of blue and white ginger jars!


Later this week I will show you another favorite fabric I have used a lot lately….it turned out really cute on Bigmama‘s chairs! A bold fabric on chairs in a living room is a risk but it can really payoff!  Live crazy y’all!

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  1. What a beautiful room! Love the symmetry.

    We just had drapes and pillows made in bosporus and absolutely love them!

    Can’t wait to see what you did at Big Mamas house.

  2. Love that bosphorous too! Love an elegant, but livable room like this one.

  3. What a great fabric! I love that it has lots of color but is still soft and muted. Would love to see the rest of that room – beautiful!

  4. Thank you so much for the scripture you included in this post. It is exactly what I needed to read this morning.

  5. whoops commented on the wrong post! I was referring to the valentines/love post.

  6. Oh, yes, that fabric on Melanie’s chairs is AMAZING! Love everything you did in her room. And the toile in this room is so pretty. Love your work!!

  7. You know it’s a favorite of mine, as well! Love those chairs, and what a gorgeous room they are in!

  8. Wow — those chairs look fantastic! Would love to see the whole room – beautiful!

  9. Wow, I LOVE those chairs!!! Really beautiful!!!

  10. I love the rooms, I also like the Bosporus do you have a favorite fabric that would coordinate well with the Bosporus?

  11. Jen, so many fabrics look great with this..a grainsack stripe, navy or brown ticking, schumacher betwixt..look back through my living room pictures and you will see it mixed with patterns on my white sofa!

  12. I have always loved that fabric…………but I love all things toile!!

  13. hey gal.

    love the new blog look. it’s perfect!

  14. Holly! May I just say that I LOVE what you did with Big Mama on their living room! & judging by all the comments on her blog post/photos, you have a bunch of new fans and clients coming your way! I’m so proud to be “connected” to someone so talented (not to mention sweet). You rock, sister!!!!! I just love your little family to pieces.

  15. Wow! That just looks so beautiful to me. Everything goes together so nicely!


  16. Love that too….

  17. Love it! I like a little pop on my chairs. You’ve seen most of my chairs. Lots-o-toile going on! 🙂 xoxo!

  18. so pretty!!! i love that toile too – i have yards of it in the lighter colorway.

  19. Gorgeous!!! Well done, Holly!! xo

  20. I have that same Bosporus print in my kitchen with French door drapes and chair bottoms…I have never grown tired of it or even thought about changing it out and that is unheard of with me! I have had it for over 6 years now and still love it every.single.day!

  21. I’ve been dying to use that toile but in the flax color! I’d love to pair it with a pale brown/white buffalo check.

  22. Holly, what is the beautiful red toile you used for the drapes in your own home? It is so lovely!

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