Toile + Toile + Stripes
On its own, toile—a busy scenic print featuring people and animals in action—can feel English-formal. Layered and combined with crisp stripes, it's chic and playful. Try one large toile in rich, eye-catching tones (see the drapes) plus two small versions with muted backgrounds. Unify the trio with a striped rug and pillows in colors that connect with all three toiles.
Fabric for curtain panel: Paradise Garden, $200 a yard, quadrillefabrics.com for showrooms. Upholstered side chair MR-2040, from $1,375, bakerfurniture.com for stores. Frankentoile pillow, $160, thefutureperfect.com. Owen steel end table, $195, schoolhouseelectric.com. German porcelain bird vase from 1950s, $795, The End of History, 212-647-7598. Blanc de Chien dog lamp, $1,800 for two, toddhase.com for info. Fabric for striped pillow: Franchini fuchsia by Designers Guild, about $265 a yard, Osborne & Little, 877-322-7420 for info. Catamaran indoor-outdoor rug, $298 (6 by 9 feet), dashandalbert.com. Paint: Churlish Green No. 251, $85 a gallon, us.farrow-ball.com.