Toile…New Orleans Style

One look that I like for a boudoir is a good toile print. I stumbled across this New Orleans Toile few years back in a Domino magazine (the discontinuation of which, I still mourn). At a store called Hazelnut New Orleans, you can find this New Orleans Toile print on a variety of products, such as a shower curtain, wastebasket, tissue box, tea towel, throw pillow, and more.  Even better is that they sell the fabric by the yard, so you could even come up with your own creative way to use it.

pillow – hazelnutneworleans.com

bedding – hazelnutneworleans.com

guest towels – hazelnutneworleans.com

wastebasket – hazelnutneworleans.com

butler tray – hazelnutneworleans.com

The print was drawn by a New York artist named Sonia O’Mara, but was based off of the original sketches by Bryan Batt. The toile scape features some of the key architectural and landscape icons of New Orleans, like St. Louis Cathedral, St. Charles street car, the steamboat Natchez, and scenes depicting the beautiful architecture of the historic Vieux Carré. It is available in the following four colors:

magnolia

claret

cafe au lait

delphine

I think the reason I fancy this print so much is because I have this major fascination with New Orleans. Having traveled around the globe, I can’t believe I have never been, but it is at the top of my list of places to visit. When I do go, I will certainly make a stop at Hazlenut New Orleans.

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  1. I’ve been to Hazelnut and it’s a very fun store to go in. I always find new interesting books there and of course the toile!

    • Sarah on January 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm
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    Thanks for the comment. I can’t wait to go there one day when I visit. It looks like there are so many neat shops in New Orleans. When you combine that with the historic homes and the good food…sounds like a dream.

  2. New Orleanians – Celbrate this Superbowl win for weeks to come.

    • Vicky Williams on January 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm
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    I just love the designs of New Orleans. Can this be special ordered in other colors?

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