Weekend Project: Toile-Inspired Walls


You normally see sky painted walls in children's rooms, but stylist Claudia Bryant pulled the idea rather brilliantly I think into a living room space for March's Livingetc.  Here's a video on how to paint clouds by Mural Joe, but Claudia's example uses abstract strokes to get a more subtle interpretation (note the geometric wallpaper which anchors the space); this would be a fun weekend decorating project wouldn't it?  The toile pillows and curtains update and pull it all together. 


Here's a few other toile-inspired looks that was featured in the Livingetc article.  Love the larger motif's mixed with smaller and the bold colour choices. All photo's by James Merrel




Jan Halvarson

14 comments:

Katerina Bon Vora said...

high color, high detail - power combination. love fuschia, gold, and moss green all together. and smells like Lush's Karma. I love the distressed blue walls too. weee

CRAFTWOMEN said...

Absolutely stunning! Great patterns!

gris berenjena said...

Hi!!!I'm designing a wedding dress for a friend and has toile!!!;D
i'll show you if finally she done,ok???
saludos desde EspaƱa
marta.

Pauliina said...

Wonderful walls with clouds. Lovely!

Zane said...

stunning idea

Karen said...

Hello Jan, I’ve nominated you for the Verstile Blogger Award, feel free to visit me and collect!

Vanessa said...

These are just brilliant!

esdesign said...

Toile gets such a bad rep - we love to see it used in inspiring, contemporary settings like this! LOVE!

Jan | Poppytalk said...

gris - please do! i love that idea!

Jan | Poppytalk said...

karen - thank you!

seelvana said...

such a colourfull blog you have! ♥

terri said...

love the toile...love your blog!

SH said...

hi there! beautiful layouts. where might i find/purchase the black and white comforter/duvet in the pink walled picture??

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Help ladies! Where can I find the wallpaper in the second picture from the bottom? Thanks in advance.

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