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Charleston Inspired Living Room

by Annie Sloan

This Charleston inspired room has been given the full Chalk Paint® treatment, with colours and motifs derived from the famous English farmhouse.

Charleston inspired living room painted with Chalk Paint furniture paint by Annie Sloan
Charleston inspired living room painted with Chalk Paint furniture paint by Annie Sloan

This room was painted entirely in Chalk Paint® to suggest the iconic English living museum of art and design which is Charleston Farmhouse. Around Charleston you’ll notice repeat graphic shapes, botanical motifs, and lots and lots of colour. The artists living there liked to emphasise the character of the furniture and the rooms they were working with; here you’ll notice the Burgundy outlining on the beautiful crenulations of the table, and the thick borders on the wall panelling which are both effective, easy design quirks you can easily use in your home. The circle, leaf, and flower shapes have been achieved using Detail Brushes by Annie Sloan. For best results, use the shape of the brush to dictate the design of the pattern. This produces beautifully natural, fluid designs with maximum ease.

Charleston inspired living room painted with Chalk Paint furniture paint by Annie Sloan

This floor is painted in Chalk Paint® in Tilton, a colour inspired by Vanessa Bell’s wardrobe at Charleston. It’s then been given two coats of Chalk Paint® Gloss Lacquer to protect. Always protect floors using Chalk Paint® Lacquer. For more information on painting floors, click here.

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Charleston inspired living room painted with Chalk Paint furniture paint by Annie Sloan
Paint swatch of Original Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a warm slightly creamy soft white

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Paint swatch of Country Grey Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a rustic putty cream beige

Country Grey

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Paint swatch of Burgundy Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a rich deep warm red

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Paint swatch of Honfleur Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a rich brown

Honfleur

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Paint swatch of Paris Grey Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a soft and slightly bluish grey

Paris Grey

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Paint swatch of Rodmell Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a dusty, damson purple made in collaboration with Charleston Farmhouse.

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Paint swatch of Graphite Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a soft charcoal grey black

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For further Charleston inspiration pick up one of Annie’s Charleston Gift Boxes, all of which come with an inspiration booklet and different suggested designs with step-by-step guides. Click here to see Charleston Farmhouse itself and learn more about the Annie Sloan with Charleston collaboration.

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Annie Sloan with Charleston Chalk Paint colours Firle Rodmell and Tilton photo by Fiona Murray
Annie Sloan with Charleston Keepsake Box with Chalk Paint® in Firle, Rodmell, Tilton, Graphite and Original

Annie Sloan with Charleston: Paint-Your-Own Keepsake Box

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Annie Sloan with Charleston Decorative Paint Set in Firle, Scandinavian Pink and Old White

Annie Sloan with Charleston: Decorative Paint Set in Firle

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Annie Sloan with Charleston Decorative Paint Set in Rodmell, Greek Blue and Original

Annie Sloan with Charleston: Decorative Paint Set in Rodmell

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Annie Sloan with Charleston Decorative Paint Set in Tilton, Burgundy and Original

Annie Sloan with Charleston: Decorative Paint Set in Tilton

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