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Colour your world, contest

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Colour your world, contest

Win an Annie Sloan prize pack, including the first two issues of Annie’s bookazine, The Colourist, filled with oodles of inspiration!

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The package retails at $250 and includes all the essentials to replicate the look of the metal bistro table and chairs on page 15. One litre of Chalk Paint in English
Yellow, one x 120 ml size can of Chalk Paint in Florence; one small Chalk Paint brush, one pack of Annie Sloan Sanding Pads, and one can of Chalk Paint Lacquer in Matt, to seal the deal.

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To enter, email editorial.contest@renoanddecor.com by September 30, 2019, and your name will be entered for a chance to win the Annie Sloan Paint kit. One entry per person, per issue. Include your full name, address and daytime phone number to be eligible to win. Open to Canadian residents only, aged 18 and over. No purchase necessary. Winner must present ID in person at the head office in Stouffville to pick up the prize. Winner agrees to have their name published in an upcoming issue.

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Product Showcase: Paint

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Paint

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Paint

IN LIVING COLOUR

Here’s a very simple way to use Chalk Paint in English Yellow in your home! Jelena Pticek, former Annie Sloan Painter in Residence and now a Toronto Stockist at Poppyseed Creative Living, let yellow do the talking and styled this sweet dresser with her unique collection of retro kitsch props to add interest. See page 16 in Home Finds for a step-by-step guide to using the paint.

CHALK PAINT by Annie Sloan

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

Natura paint by Beauti-Tone offers outstanding performance, exceptional value and it’s environmentally responsible. Available in flat, eggshell and pearl, it is 100 per cent acrylic and has virtually no odour, is mildew-resistant and it’s a paint and primer in one. So, pull out your painting paraphernalia and clear your conscience, paint that kitchen or bath, or any room in your home including a baby’s nursery. Natura is simply the perfectly responsible paint.

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE

For enduring beauty, this Benjamin Moore Arborcoat waterproof exterior stain is paint like no other. It preserves decking, fencing and siding in a range of opacities and colours. Stop by Village Paint & Wallpaper at 4949 Dundas W. in Etobicoke, or visit the website.

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BEHR MARQUEE INTERIOR EGGSHELL ENAMEL

MARQUEE is Behr’s most advanced paint and primer ever, delivering exceptional hide and stain resistance plus highperformance one-coat hide in more than 1,000 interior colours and over 800 exterior colours. Its unique formulation saves you time and energy to quickly finish a project in just one coat, plus it offers excellent durability and mildew resistance.

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THE SMART WAY TO A BEAUTIFUL HOME

Spray-Net is the new way to paint your home. With their patented technology, they formulate a custom coating for brick, stucco, siding, front and garage doors, and window frames. Spray-Net engineers a unique paint for each surface and every painting condition. Don’t settle for conventional painting. Choose the next generation — the smart way to a beautiful home.

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Weekend DIY

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Weekend DIY

Give your bathroom a wash of colour

Available in 36 mixable shades, Chalk Paint can be applied directly to fibreglass, porcelain or cast iron tubs without priming or sanding.

Ideal for beginners, soak your bathtub in colour with a single pot of paint, followed by a coat of Clear Chalk Paint Wax in just a matter of hours. For intermediate painters and upcyclers, a waterfall-effect ombré wall in a cascading ocean palette is the perfect weekend project. Start with your lightest colour at the base of the wall, then mix a little of your second colour into your first colour to darken it. Apply the darker colour above your first colour and then use a clean brush to lightly feather the paint while it’s still wet, blending each colour into the next. Repeat steps two and three until you reach your darkest colour at the top of the wall and then seal with wax. Paint dry? Dive in!

Picture here is an ombré wall by Felix, Annie Sloan’s son, using Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue (top) and Provence (bottom), and finished with Clear Chalk Paint Wax. Bath painted in Provence and finished with Chalk Paint Wax. Feet painted in Chalk Paint in Old White and finished with Annie Sloan Lacquer. Floorboards are a wash of Chalk Paint in Old White and finished with Lacquer.

Annie Sloan, the author of 26 books, is widely recognised as one of the world’s most respected experts in paint and colour.

https://www.anniesloan.com/

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HOME FINDS: Shades of Summer

HOME FINDS: TREND WATCH: Shades of Summer

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HOME FINDS: TREND WATCH: Shades of Summer

by Silvana Longo

Nothing sparks design inspiration as much as the sights and colours we soak in during our international travels. They awaken our senses and breathe new life into our design taste buds. It is no wonder we want to somehow recreate the stimulating visuals we experienced abroad into our interiors upon our return.

This season, fill your home with fresh air, clean neutrals, touches of abstract watercolour, and pops of rich mustard and pistachio hues. The soft mixtures of white walls, warm woods, and abstract glazes make your home feel calm and light, combined with terracotta accents, which ground the space.

Sea Glass VASES + HURRICANES $14-$84,
Geo Fabric Shade PENDANT $180,
Wren BISTRO COLLECTION $699,
Greer DINING CHAIR $349

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TERRACOTTA is making a major comeback.

Like an old friend you haven’t seen in decades (since the ’90s to be exact)

Much of our modern-day stresses are due to digital overload; more than ever, the remedy is to embrace Mother Nature’s colours and raw materials in our homes. Nothing does that better than Terracotta—a rich, warm and ancient material—the colour is also enjoying a resurgence as we get back to basics. The warm, earthy, organic tone we are seeing this time is lighter than before—less brick, more pink—a fusion of previous it-colours, blush pink and copper. The dusky pink echoes architecture from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Mexico.

L – R: Kierland TOSS, Tour de force. 20″ x 20″, 100 per cent cotton, $46; urbanbarn.com, Trevino Terracotta Orange CUSHION, $89.95; Ullie Orange PILLOW, $109.95

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Loefler Randall Crushed Velvet SANDAL, $450

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Rustic Large PLATTER, Casa Cubista, $80

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— Em’s Pick —

Nile glass PLANTER, $219

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Tres Tintas WALLPAPER from Patricia Urquiola, Dots PU 2905-2, $170 per roll

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Cecil Rust THROW, $69.95

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SILIKOMART Silicone BRIOCHE MOULD, $33.99

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Terracotta Microfibre Parson CHAIR, $195

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Scandinavian Pink CHALK PAINTTM starts at $45 per quart

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Tencel pink grapefruit BEDDING, $39 – $174

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Not that 70’s YELLOW

The nature and global-inspired theme continues with our second colour pick in the spotlight. In fashion, varying shades of yellow pervaded the Spring/Summer ’18 collections… in interiors though, it isn’t that intimidatingly bright yellow, instead it is an earthy, golden ochre, some call mustard, a shade which works well with the warmer colour palette that we are gravitating to this year. In an earth-toned space, mustard yellow adds the final touch to lighten the mood. Although it pairs well with just about any colour scheme, mixing ochre with navy will create a rich and sophisticated look.

HISTORY LESSON: A natural material, Ochre is a natural clay and was the most commonly used pigment for painting walls in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Korson Locklear Modern Lounge CHAIR, $899.99

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Ceramic Ribbed VASES, $84

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Quatrefil or Petals DOORKNOBS, $650US per doorknob

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Dalyn Modern Geometric RUG, $1,038

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Staub Round COCOTTE, $379.99

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Organic Percale SHEET SET, $149

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Round Knitted POUF, $58

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Celine Nano Belt BAG, $2,400

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Tod’s, City Gommino LOAFERS

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Halton TOSS, $49; Erie TOSS, $49

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Rosanna Ceravolo MEDIA CONSOLE, $1,819

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Cut the Mustard SW 6384 PAINT, starts at $31.49 per gallon

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We end this trio of trend colours with what is proverbially known as the cherry on top…My Preferred Pastel

PISTACHIO

Known as the “green gold” that grows at the feet of Etna, its shell contains the delicate flavour and aroma of Sicily, the island of sea and sun. Besides the fact that it is my absolute favourite gelato flavour (and pretty much anything made with pistachios), the pretty pastels of sorbet are a big trend in interiors this year. This particular hue brings freshness and energy to a room as well as inspring optimism and a festive mood. Much like that feeling you get when you indulge in your favourite ice cream.

— Sil’s Pick–

Crinkle Mint BOWL, $9.95

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Onyx Marble COASTERS, set of 4, Chartreuse, $54

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Modern Ceramic Table LAMP, $876

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Stripe-Patterned PLATE from Casa Cubista, $23

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Darby PILLOW COVER, $69.95

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Jeanette THROW sprout, $59

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Analog La Crosse Wall CLOCK, $68

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Piper PLANTER, terracotta with green glaze, $64.95

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Missoni WALLPAPER—Fireworks 10057 Missoni, $170 per roll

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KITCHENAID Artisan Stand MIXER, $549.99

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Urban Nature AF-440 PAINT, starts at $47.99

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Annie Sloan: Trick-Of-The-Eye Transformations

Annie Sloan: Trick-Of-The-Eye Transformations

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Annie Sloan: Trick-Of-The-Eye Transformations

Breathe new life into your indoor/outdoor space with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan and stencils. From a coat or two of colour to transform your chairs to stenciling a trick-of-the-eye tile-effect table or painting a plaster-effect wall, the project possibilities are endless.

Plaster effect wall: painted all over with Chalk Paint in Scandinavian Pink. Once dry, diluted Henrietta painted on in sections, and crumpled up paper used to rub on to the wet paint to remove areas (the Frottage technique). For the powdery look, a wash of Paloma added all over, and dabbed off using rags and newspaper.

Chairs painted with Chalk Paint in Florence, Graphite and Old White.

Table is painted all over with Chalk Paint in Old White, Tallulah stencil applied all over using Chalk Paint in Graphite and large stencil roller to create the look of tiles. To knock the pattern back a wash of Chalk Paint in Old White was applied.

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DIY: Easy peasy succulent planters

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DIY: Easy peasy succulent planters

Annie Sloan’s latest Painter in Residence, Hester van Overbeek, is an inspirational UK-based DIYer with heaps of Nordic style. Originally from The Netherlands, van Overbeek’s work is always equal parts accessible and inspirational and her books are jam-packed with projects, hacks and ideas.

Hester van Overbeek’s recipe for these six adorable Chalk Paint decorated concrete planters for your succulents will spruce up your home this spring and summer. These handmade planters look great on your windowsill and also make lovey, unique gifts. Full instructions for van Overbeek’s easy step-by-step guide to make and paint your own concrete pots with Chalk Paint can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QxGNxUz3mk&feature=youtu.be

For this project, you will need:

  • Chalk Paint
  • Empty plastic food containers
  • Concrete mix and water
  • Annie Sloan Sanding Pads
  • Annie Sloan Lacquer

Use any colour from the Chalk Paint palette on your concrete pots. Hester suggests using stronger pigments for the best look and using a bit of cooking spray on the outside of your inner mold to get the pots out easily.

If you want a shiny finish, apply Chalk Paint Lacquer all over your planter. A bit of lacquer on the inside of the planter where your plant will be potted also helps stop the concrete from drawing water out of the potting earth.

Hester van Overbeek is a DIY author and blogger. http://www.hestershandmadehome.com/

Annie Sloan is one of the world’s most respected experts in paint and colour. https://www.anniesloan.com/

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Trend Watch: Wabi Meets Sabi

Trend Watch: Wabi Meets Sabi

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Trend Watch: Wabi Meets Sabi

by Silvana Longo

The quest to perfection is taking a much-needed break in the design world. The big trend for 2018 is simplicity and embracing the not-so-perfect, which means a more lax approach to decorating. With its roots in Japan, Wabi-Sabi is “a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.” By welcoming Wabi-Sabi into your life and home, you give yourself license to ease up on the those perfectionistic tendencies.

Celebrate organic materials like aged wood, linen or stone, which wear well over time; relaxed bed linens that are soft and somewhat wrinkled; handmade pottery that reveals its poetry in the flaws. Focus on the essentials and embrace the soulfulness of cherished items that reveal the passage of time.

CAPTION: Annie Sloan Ceramic Plate Photography by Abigail & Ryan Bell

1 Pure Striped Linen APRON, $55; wearecaribou.etsy.com

2 Lavato Percale (or Ribbed Matelassé texture reversing to Cotton Percale) in Midnight. Queen DUVET COVER, $249, PILLOW CASES start at $65 a pair; aulitfinelinens.com

3 Forest Floor CAKE STAND, $58US; anthropologie.com

4 Charrd Black Wood SERVING BOARD, $39.95; cb2.com

5 Whistler NESTING SET, $182; golemdesigns.etsy.com

6 Linen Print Ceramic PLATTER, made with Annie Sloan Old Violet Chalk Paint mixed with Clear Chalk Paint Wax. Starts at $14.95 to $17.75; anniesloan.com

7 Wabi-Sabi PRINT, $8; ouluprints.etsy.com

8 Ring Petrified Wood SERVING BOARD, $69.95; cb2.com

9 Etched Wood BOWL, $78 to $88US; anthropologie.com

10 Stonewashed Linen NAPKIN, $18; mgmmaison.etsy.com


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Annie Sloan interprets Pantone’s Colour of the Year

Annie Sloan interprets Pantone’s Colour of the Year

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Annie Sloan interprets Pantone’s Colour of the Year

Pantone’s Ultra Violet is a strong and intense colour; Sloan has toned it down to inky midnight purple

Known as the worldwide authority on colour, Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the Colour of the Year for 2018.

“The name Ultra Violet gives the impression of a very strong and intense colour. I’ve mixed a slightly toned down version of it using my paint, Chalk Paint in Burgundy and Napoleonic Blue,” says paint guru and world-renowned colour expert Annie Sloan. “I think this colour looks absolutely beautiful, especially when it’s finished with Dark or Black Chalk Paint Wax, which will give it an inky midnight purple colour.

“I always think about colours as combinations, so one of the first things I asked myself about this colour is ‘what colours will work with it?’ My answer is to go for natural tones, as the purple is so rich, deep and intense. Earthy greens will look lovely. From my palette I’d team Ultra Violet with Chateau Grey, Old Ochre and Versailles.”

More purple hues in the Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan palette (shown below from left to right) — range from Emile, a warm soft aubergine colour with pink red undertones; Henrietta, a beautifully rich and complex pink with a hint of lilac; and Old Violet, which is nearer to the blues than Emile. The pigments in Chalk Paint are very pure, and as there is no black included in the mix, it’s easy to obtain the shade you’re looking for.

If you’re looking for the perfect purple hued fabric for your soft furnishings then Annie has got just the thing. Her Emile & Graphite (photo below) from her Coloured Linen Collection looks fresh and modern and the tumbled cotton and linen mix is suitable for all types of upholstery.

The Chalk Paint Decorative Paint range comprises 36 decorative and historic colours, which combine well to provide an even larger colour palette, making it easy to find just the right shade. Chalk Paint offers the simple way to transform furniture, walls and floors and absolutely anyone can achieve great results — from the novice to the experienced upcycler. The Chalk Paint formula offers excellent coverage, with only one coat often needed for a great finish, and it even covers minor flaws effortlessly.

Chalk Paint comes in quart cans (946ml) priced at approximately $45 and in 4 oz. (100ml) sample pots, priced at approximately $14.99 (regional price variations and shipping charges apply). It can be purchased from over 60 Annie Sloan stockists and online. For a full list of locations, please visit anniesloan.com.



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Annie Sloan - Holidays decorating ideas

Holidays decorating ideas

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Holidays decorating ideas

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint used to create three distinct holiday looks

Annie Sloan has created three individual looks for decorating the home this holiday season using her iconic brand of Chalk Paint, as well as other products from the Annie Sloan Collection.

Follow the simple instructions to create three distinct looks to celebrate the holidays.

MINIMAL AND SCANDI’

Floor: Floorboards were painted in a wash of Chalk Paint in Old White and finished with lacquer.

Cabinet: First a thick, textured coat of Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue was applied using a large pure bristle brush. Once dry, a second coat of Chalk Paint in a mix of Duck Egg Blue and Old White was applied. The piece was left to dry before applying a layer of Clear Chalk Paint Wax. A medium coarse sanding pad was then used to slightly distress the paint, revealing areas of the darker Duck Egg Blue layer below. A final coat of Clear Chalk Paint Wax protected the finish.

Large Pine Cones: Using Chalk Paint decorative paint in a palette of Duck Egg Blue, Old White and Scandinavian Pink, paint was stippled in to all the nooks and crannies of the pinecones. A little water was added to the paint to get it flowing and covering between the layers. Once dry, the paint was gently removed from the edges of the cones using a damp cloth.

Wreaths: Branch twigs were woven and fastened together into circular wreaths, leaving some of the leaves to poke out. Using Chalk Paint in Old White, the largest and smallest wreathes were painted all over. The medium-size wreath was painted in Chalk Paint Duck Egg Blue. Once almost dry a damp cloth was used to remove a little paint.

COZY AND ELEGANT

 Floor: Concrete floor was painted in Chalk Paint in Graphite and finished with lacquer.

Chairs: Painted thickly in Chalk Paint in Florence using a pure bristle brush to create lots of texture. Once dry, a layer of Clear Chalk Paint Wax was applied and lashings of Black Chalk Paint Wax were worked in to the still wet wax to bring out brushstrokes. Using a lint-free cloth, excess wax was removed from the surface. The chair seat pads were upholstered in Annie Sloan Coloured Linen in Aubusson Blue & Provence.

Dining Table: The table was painted in Chalk Paint in Graphite. Once dry, the paint was sealed with Clear Chalk Paint Wax. While the wax was still wet, diluted Aubusson Blue was painted onto areas of the table. Using a piece of scrunched up newspaper that was then flattened out again, the paper was pressed against the table and rubbed all over, applying a moderate amount of pressure. This removed areas of the topcoat of paint, leaving it uneven and blotchy. (Applying a coat of sax, which is oil based, before the paint, which is water-based, creates a “wax resist,” which means the paint either runs off or collects in pools and beads.) Clear Chalk Paint Wax was applied to finish the piece, and to make the surface wipeable.

Napkins, holly and ivy: The napkins were made from Coloured Linens in Aubusson Blue & Provence, decorated with a piece of holly painted in Chalk Paint in Scandinavian Pink and finished with Warm and Bright Gold Gilding Wax. Then they were tied in waxed black string with the tips finished in Warm and Bright Gold Gilding Wax. Various holly and ivy leaves on the table were painted in Chalk Paint in Burgundy with some finished with a mix of Warm and Bright Gold Gilding Wax.

Bottles: An inch of the top of the glass bottles was masked off with tape. Slightly diluted layers of Chalk Paint in Burgundy were gradually applied to the rest of the bottles. Once the colour was looking opaque, it was left to dry before adding a mix of Warm and Bright Gilding Wax to the bottle using a stencil brush. The Gilding Wax was gently worked out from the top line to create a subtle ombré effect. Once dry, the masking tape was removed to reveal a crisp clean line. 

BRIGHT AND BREEZY

 Floor: Chalk Paint in Paris Grey, finished with lacquer.

Christmas tree: Triangle cut out of MDF painted in Chalk Paint in a mix of Amsterdam Green and Old White.

Baubles: Plastic baubles painted in a palette of Chalk Paint in English Yellow, Florence, Old White, Antoinette and a mix of Florence and Old White. A couple of these were finished using either white or black wax to highlight the texture and darken or lighten the colour a little.

Chair: Chalk Paint in English Yellow painted with a pure bristle brush to create texture and once dry, finished with white Chalk Paint Wax, leaving the “socks” of the chair in the vivid English Yellow, without the white clear wax.

Presents: Wrapped with paper hand-printed and stamped with Chalk Paint in a palette of Duck Egg Blue, Antoinette, English Yellow, and Old White.

Chalk Paint and all products in Annie Sloan’s range of painting accessories are available from only 65 hand-picked stockists located throughout Canada. Go to anniesloan.com for more details.



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Product Showcase: Recently Introduced

Product Showcase: Recently Introduced

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Product Showcase: Recently Introduced

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Confident Styling

Ideal for modern living spaces, the Tommy Collection from Delta adds an unmistakably daring statement. Designed with the Canadian market in mind, this elite faucet collection, which includes a high-arc kitchen faucet, two lavatory faucet options and a shower system, will complement any contemporary decor. Now available in a smooth, matte black finish, the Tommy Collection is available at plumbing showrooms across Canada.

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Chalk Paint

One of the world’s most respected paint and colour experts, Annie Sloan brings decades of knowledge and style to her line of decorative Chalk Paint, books and tools. For a soft, urban palette, this arm chair’s frame was painted in Antoinette Chalk Paint, and covered in Scandinavian Pink & Provence fabric from Annie Sloan’s Coloured Linen Collection. Photo by Christopher Drake.

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Wallpaper It

When it comes to decorating, channel your creativity through wallpaper. At Bouclair, you’ll find a great selection, at great prices. At only $39.99 per double roll, the wallpaper is pre-pasted, washable and, best of all, it’s peel-able. Discover their full assortment instore or online.

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Let There Be Light

Sun-Brite Drapery recently introduced two new wireless shade systems by Lutron. Both are low voltage and battery operated, offering remotecontrolled shades that are fully motorized and reasonably priced. The Serena system is a standalone product for homeowners who cannot afford to fully automate their homes. They can be installed with, or without, wires and come in a wide variety of colours and fabric textures.

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Tap That Foot

The GROHE foot-activated faucet delivers a totally hands-free experience. Water flow is activated with a simple tap of the sensor with your foot. Water temperature can be pre-set, and the faucet can always be operated in a normal fashion. A retro-fit kit is also available to convert any GROHE pull-out kitchen faucet. Available at The Water Closet.

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