In Chatelaine’s March issue, we featured Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes For Style and Colour, a book by the paint guru and her son Felix. The book profiles nine interior design styles and tips on how to achieve them in your own home using colour, furniture and collectibles. Which one is your favourite?
French elegance doesn't have to mean jeweled tones and gold-gilded mirrors. This homeowner took a more rustic approach to the style, collecting finds from flea markets and antique stores. Annie suggests the key to this style is presentation: "These objects may not be elegant in themselves, but Alex has put them together and presented them in a very elegant way."
Try creating your own textured wall by mixing Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan in Burgundy Red, Greek Blue and Old White. Wash the wall so the paint drips down to give it texture. Annie suggests experimenting with your own colour combinations.
Photo, Christopher Drake.
Click the pink “up” arrow to see descriptions and tips from the book.