Wednesday, July 14, 2010


People think that a small space can't handle toile, but the opposite is true. Toile in a large room can be overwhelming. This studio apartment in the July/August issue of House Beautiful makes the point perfectly. Cowtan & Tout's Chinoiserie toile Siam, with its sepia tones, adds softness, romance, stature, and elegance to the black and white palette of this one room apartment.


  1. i am not sure if there is a cuter space anywhere.

  2. hi beth,

    you just made my day! black, white and chinoiserie.


  3. A client needed Chinoiserie fence ideas. Of course I forwarded her several pics from your site.

    Thanks for being a fabric junkie. Gave me the courage to 'out' myself.

    Posted a recent Scalamandre historic toile today & wouldn't have done it without YOU !!!

    Your site made me realize how much Chinoiserie I have throughout my garden & home.

    Always considered it background-noise, until your fabulous blog.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  4. I just posted about this yesterday, because I too fell in love with the room!

    So pretty!

    When can I move in?

  5. hi my love. you know that screen is just calling out to me...."ashlina. you know you want me!"
    heehee xo

  6. That was the first studio apartment I've ever seen where I thought "Ok, I could live in only one room if it were like that!". Gorgeous.

  7. Tara-Thanks for your lovely comment.

  8. High-Heeled Foot in the door-Me too!

  9. I loved everything about this latest House Beautiful---but especially this studio apartment space. FABulously decorated. Def glad you shared it on here!