Annie Sloan's Room Recipes for Style and Color
- Oct 2014
- 192 pages
About the author
Annie Sloan is one of the world’s most respected experts in the field of decorative painting. She runs highly successful workshops from her store in Oxford, and teaches in the US and Europe. Annie has written more than ten books, including the bestselling Quick and Easy Paint Transformations, Creating The French Look, The Painted Garden and Annie Sloan’s Painted Kitchen (all published by CICO Books), and has featured prominently on PBS television and the Homes & Gardens TV channel. She also sells her own highly acclaimed range of chalk paint which is available from almost 300 locations worldwide, including over 200 outlets in the US. The author is based between Oxford, UK and France.
World renowned paint effects guru and colour expert Annie Sloan considers what makes a successful interior. Style and colour lie at the heart of the matter, but both can be stumbling blocks for the amateur decorator. Annie explains how to achieve your chosen style by creating moodboards and analysing key factors, such as scale, focus, display and layout. She examines nine popular styles: French Elegance, Neoclassical, Traditional Swedish, Vintage Floral, Modern Retro, Boho Chic, Coastal Style, Rustic Country and Warehouse Style. Discover, too, the key techniques you’ll need to recreate these styles in your own home: colour theory (Why do some colours work so well together? Why can the same colour look dramatically different in different rooms?), using storytelling with pictures and collected treasures, style fusions (combining your favourite styles) and, of course, paint techniques. With stunning photography and packed with practical advice, this will soon become your interior style bible.