Toile is an especially versatile print. It's origins are 1800 French. I like toile because it has staying power...It never goes out of style. Toile depicts scenes from peasant life and usually has a cream or white background. When creating rooms with softness or romance in mind such as a child's room or a bedroom toile drapes or bedding are a great choice. There are an abundance of color pallets available so there is a print out there that will work with most accessories. In 2006 New York interior designer Sheila Bridges brought toile fashion forward with a line of fabrics and wallpapers depicting early African American life.