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Annie Sloan with Charleston

Annie Sloan with Charleston

Annie discovered the Bloomsbury group of artists and their country retreat, Charleston farmhouse, whilst she was studying Fine Art. When the opportunity arose to collaborate with the Charleston Trust to create a unique range of Chalk Paint® colours, it was a dream come true for Annie. 

Annie Sloan with Charleston quote

What is Charleston?

Charleston is an English farmhouse nestled deep in the Sussex countryside. In 1916 Charleston became the home of Bloomsbury group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant; two of the most radical and influential British artists of the twentieth century. The house had an open-door policy and frequently hosted fellow intellectuals including Virginia Woolf, E.M Forster and Roger Fry. Over the next 50 years they transformed Charleston, from an unremarkable seventeenth century farmhouse, into a decorative masterpiece - bringing the experimental language of modernism into their home. 

The Bloomsbury group included some of the twentieth century’s most pioneering artists, writers and thinkers – people who believed in debate, creativity, beauty, innovation and truth and whose work was guided by a sense of fun, freedom and irreverence. Annie has channelled this inspiration into each of the colours and products she has designed for this collaboration. 

Annie Sloan with Charleston quote

Annie's collaboration with Charleston has seen her create three distinctive Chalk Paint® colours inspired by the incredible home of the Bloomsbury group. Each of the colours are named after local places which the artists would have known, and are inspired by elements of the highly decorated rooms within the British farmhouse. 

Click each of the rooms below to discover Annie's inspiration behind each colour from the Annie Sloan with Charleston collaboration. 

  • Rodmell inspiration at Charleston Farmhouse

  • Firle inspiration at Charleston Farmhouse

  • Tilton inspiration at Charleston Farmhouse

The Collaboration

The three exclusive Charleston colours will be available to buy as part of three sets designed by Annie, each curated to include two complementary colours from the existing Chalk Paint® palette, one Charleston colour and a Clear Chalk Paint® Wax to protect your finished work, and one ultimate set containing all three Charleston colours.

Click each of the sets below to find out more.

  • Annie Sloan with Charleston Decorative Paint Set in Rodmell

  • Annie Sloan with Charleston Decorative Paint Set in Firle

  • Annie Sloan with Charleston Decorative Paint Set in Tilton

The fourth and final set, The Keepsake Box, has been designed to offer the full range of Annie Sloan with Charleston exclusive colours, with two best-selling neutrals from the Chalk Paint® palette and a Clear Wax. Click on the box to find out more.

Annie Sloan with Charleston Paint-Your-Own Keepsake Box

The Charleston collaboration Chalk Paint® colours are also available to buy as litres. Click here for Firle, Rodmell or Tilton

Follow #AnnieSloanwithCharleston on social media to see the magic unfold.

Annie Sloan on Charleston Farmhouse quote 

Get inspired!

Some incredible painters and artists have been trying their hand at the Charleston style using the Annie Sloan With Charleston Decorative Paint Sets. Follow #AnnieSloanWithCharleston for more ideas, and share your own projects too. 

And finally from Charleston...

Alongside the exclusive painting products designed by Annie for this collaboration, we are also delighted to be able to offer for sale the definitive guide to Charleston. Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden is written by Charleston experts Quentin Bell and Virginia Nicholson. The book will be available for purchase through our website and through Annie’s network of independent Stockists. If you are unable to make a pilgrimage to Charleston Farmhouse, you can pick up a copy of this wonderful book and explore each of the highly decorated rooms from the comfort of your own home! Uncover Charleston’s rich history, as narrated by Quentin Bell (son of Vanessa Bell), and illustrated with exclusive photography by Gavin Kingcome. 

Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden, by Quentin Bell and Virginia Nicholson

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