Renowned designer Sheila Bridges never quite found the perfect Toile de Jouy (commonly referred to as Toile, which originated in 18th century France) for her own home so she decided to create it herself. And now, her iconic designs can live in your home too with The Inside's exclusive collaboration with Bridges.
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The collection features Bridges' acclaimed Harlem Toile de Jouy pattern in five never-before-seen colorways on The Inside furniture. Toile is a printed fabric usually designed with a dual-color pattern that repeats itself; it often features pastoral and floral images and scenes. But what sets Bridges' Harlem Toile de Jouy apart is how she uses the classic pattern to address stereotypes used against the Black community. At its core, the reimagined pattern is a celebration of a culture that's often been appropriated.
"After spending so much time at home due to the pandemic I realize more than ever how incredibly important is it to surround yourself with furniture that brings you joy but won't break the bank," said Bridges', who was recently featured in Architectural Digest in their AD100 list for 2021, in a press release about the collaboration. "I love the fact that The Inside's furnishings are customizable but without the long lead times. The colorways are brand new and inspired by many schemes that I live with in my own homes."
Check out our favorite pieces from the collaboration below.
Bridges' design, which has been featured in The Studio Museum, The Cooper Hewitt Museum, and the Musée De La Toile de Jouy, makes the most exquisite pattern for this sectional.
This modern platform bed in this lavender hue will without a doubt add a subtle pop of color to any bedroom.
If you're looking for the perfect addition to a bedroom or living room, look no further. This cocktail chair will be the envy of all your visitors.
While a toile pattern will commonly repeat itself, the subtle use of motifs in this Cabana Chair is just right — and undeniably eye-catching. Perfect for lounging in a patio area or backyard during the sunny season.
We're already daydreaming of decorating a reading nook with this beautiful bench.
Looking for an accent piece that will instantly pull a room together? Bridges' tuxedo chair should do the trick.