Let's just stick with traditional today. Because sometimes, traditional is quite gorgeous and cannot be bettered. Although you can vary it or modernise it, in some cases, the original treatment is best. If you want a french country look (always popular, always a great theme for interiors), it doesn't get much better than toile (de jouy). However, to be correct, what we know as toile de jouy actually originated in Ireland in the mid 18th c), but quickly moved through Britain and into France and it is the French version that we are most familiar with. Toile ("de jouy" referring to the area it came from) simply means canvas and therefore was the same for this type of fabric and it has stuck. The premise of toile is simple. It is usually a cream coloured background with a repeated pastoral scene over the surface in a single colour. Blue and dark red are the most traditional colours, but other colours have appeared throughout time. Toile has never gone out of style, it is a design classic. But its popularity has waxed and waned throughout the past couple of centuries. Typically it has always been a fabric, but wallpapers have also appeared. And now there are stencils. We have a few different toile stencils and in fact have a toile section in our Vintage range of stencils. But we have added this pattern FR43 Sheep Toile to our new French range of stencils. It is a simple all over repeat pattern and for the traditional toile look, stencil in one colour on an off white background.