Sundays at the Chateau are BACK! This week I delve into the glorious world of Toile de Jouy. This iconic French fabric has graced the decoration of the world’s most beautiful homes, from chateaux in France to mansions in America, for centuries. Instantly recognisable, it’s an icon of French design. But today I answer the question secretly asked by many – ‘What is Toile de Jouy?”

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  1. Ralph Rocchiccioli

    What an interesting video on toile de jouy. It was informative and well narrated. I enjoyed it very much.
    Thank you,
    Ralph Rocchiccioli

    1. Layla Wright

      I love the dress, a bit random but i wanted to know how you have
      peacocks did you buy them or did thay come with the
      chateaux I think they make your chateau unique and very romantic. when you go round places in Europe sometimes there are empty rooms and I think it’s a bit soulless I love
      that you have all your trinkets and bits around it has character and I have original artwork too it adds colour and personality.

      Love Layla Xxx

  2. Bren in Coastal Georgia USA

    Stephanie, I really enjoyed the Toile de Jouy Sunday vlog ! It was so informative and interesting and you did a wonderful, professional narration. You always do such a great job with these! Please do several more segments II, III and IV on the history and usage of the various types of toile, and if you can share photos, please do. Toile is much loved the world over and never goes out of style. We always look forward to your next vlog and are never disappointed. You always present every project with such verve and positive communications for us all. It is a joy to tune in to watch and enjoy your shows. Best wishes always, Bren from The Golden Isles of Georgia, USA,

  3. Jayne

    Stephanie has also blogs on Spode china and Sevres porcelain that are very informative and well researched. I think they are on Sundays at the Chateau

  4. Myra Mays

    Stephanie love your videos. I did my granddaughter’s nursery in a pink toile with children and bunnies. Keep up the great work.

  5. Barbara Mitchell

    STEPHANIE I greatly enjoyed your history of the toile de jouy. You are an excellent researcher and an enthusiastic presenter. I have an antique wing chair In light blue toile de Jouy and it’s always been my favourite fabric and design. I welcome any presentation on any traditional French decorative arts design. Merci. Barbara Mitchell, Toronto

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