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.
Developed over hundreds of years, the French look reflects all tastes, from the cultivated grandeur of the chateau to the simplicity of rural living, and can be adapted to every home. Creating the French Look is divided into four styles: ‘Chateau’, ‘Country’, ‘Provençal’ and ‘Parisian’, and each “look” is applied to living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms plus outdoor living spaces. As well as describing each overall style, focusing on colours and fabrics, Annie Sloan emphasizes the details and accents required by each one, and, aided by 25 clearly explained step-by-step projects, shows how to achieve it. Among other things, she explains how to paint and distress furniture, and describes how to cover an armoire door with embroidered voile. Whatever interior you desire, this book will guide your choices from the grand statement of the painted armoire to the finishing touch of a little posy of lavender.