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For this week’s wallpaper challenge, we’re looking to our design community to spin this classic style upside down to create a modern and imaginative approach to toile one would only find at Spoonflower. Your scene could portray anything from a faraway galaxy to a contemporary day at the beach and more.


Traditionally, Toile de Jouy, or toile, refers to a decorative pattern that depicts intricate scenes one might discover in rural living. From a field of blooming flowers to a band of children off on an adventure, these two-toned illustrated designs have maintained popularity across textiles and wallpaper alike.

Designer Tip: Wallpaper patterns make the biggest impact when design elements are 12”-24” and set as a basic repeat.

Featured Design


  • 1st place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit.
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit.
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit. The top 50 popularly-voted designs from each theme will be automatically made available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (provided they are a verified seller) where they will receive 10% commission on every sale -- no $5 swatch required.

The Winner

The rest of the Top 69

Off the Wall Toile Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed as a roll of Spoonflower wallpaper on the voting ballot.
  • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 50 winning designs.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline.


  • 04/03/2020: Submissions open
  • 05/19/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 05/21/2020: Public voting opens
  • 05/26/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 05/28/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Canadian Wildlife Design Challenge

Canadian Wildlife

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Winners to be announced June 11

Quiet Spaces Design Challenge

Quiet Spaces

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Submissions close June 9 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 11

Large Birds Design Challenge

Large Birds

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Submissions close June 16 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 18

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