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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln; New edition edition (4 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071122207X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711222076
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 1.5 x 25.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 889,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By leading the decorative painting revolution over the last 20 years, Annie Sloan has become perhaps the world's most respected expert in decorative paint, colours, and techniques. Alongside her unique and versatile decorative paint, Chalk Paint®, Annie has inspired generations with her accessible, lively, and creative approach to getting great results.

Annie's fine art background and contagious enthusiasm for decorative painting has motivated both home painters and experienced professionals and unlocked countless creative potentials. She has travelled Europe, North America and Australasia sharing her love for paint and colour, and teaching her techniques for home decoration, through sold-out lecture tours and intimate workshops. She has also published over 20 books on decorative painting, selling more than 2 million worldwide.

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A mine of information on everything connected with the decorative use of colour in the home . . . I would highly recommend this excellent book (Everyman Review)

Should inspire confidence in the most timid interior decorator. Lavish pictures of every style of room show how colour can be used without trepidation (Good Housekeeping)

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Annie Sloan specializes in decorative painting for walls and furniture, focusing on developing patinas and colour combinations. She runs courses in decorative painting and colour ideas and has developed her own range of paints – Annie Sloan's Traditional Paints – that recreate the look, texture and colours of traditional paint finishes. She lives in Oxford.

Kate Gwynn works as a mural artist and interior decorator. She is also a part-time teacher of decorative techniques and trompe l'oeil. She lives in Twickenham.

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Dec. 2000
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I own about 25 books on interior design and home decoration. This is certainly in my top three, and probably the most oft consulted of them all. Each chapter covers one of the basic colours, from green and blue through to pinks and neutrals. But after this sparse description it is hard to convey the beauty and depth of this book. When I say cover a colour, I mean really explore it. It's cool version, warm version, soft, light, borderline with its neighbouring colour on the colour wheel.
And the way that each colour is covered is unique. Very minimal (but useful) text, and instead full page pictures of utterly inspiring interiors featuring the colour tone/intensity on each and every page. It uses excellent photographs from a wide and rich range of interior design. All true to life from real (moderna and historical) homes - and usually illustrating a good marriage between a particular colour/shade and the style it most compliments. Going through it, one soon becomes aware of one's taste. The pictures are so good - so evocative of the theme of that particular colour - that one has a simple emotional response of things like "love", "comforting", "not me", "does nothing for me", "joyful", etc. Using this book and trusting my visceral response to the delightful, subtle shades on each page, I virtually decorated my whole house.
A very sophisticated book on colour, that speaks to us in the most simple of ways - through the eye to the heart.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Nov. 2002
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I bought this book to help me with my Interior Design course, and found it immensly helpful. The photographs are wonderful to look at, and at the same time provide you with some great design ideas! Whether you are a first time home buyer, or a design/art student, this book will be a big help in helping you to decide on what colours you like best. Great buy!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 April 2004
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This is by far my favorite book on interior design. I 've had it for a fewyears now, and I always come back to it...It is worth two big carboardboxes of magazines on decoration ! For those who don't like buying a bookwithout seeing the inside pictures, this one is a very safe buy.Beautifull and very inspiring...
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