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Monday, January 27, 2014


What style are you?  French Country, Boho Chic, Rustic, Modern Contemporary.  Or perhaps a combination of styles.

When you think French - interiors and images of monogrammed linens, carved armoires, glittering chandeliers, Toile de Jouy fabric come to mind.  The French style has impacted decoration around the world.  Eighteenth-century rococo is what many see as French with its curvy lines and playfulness, with a color palette that includes white, of course, Aubusson Blue, French Linen, Chateau Grey, and Antoinette.  This style has become the preferred style here at Paddywac's.  After years of painting furniture - we now look for those defining characteristics that speak to the French Style.

Boho Chic  - a style of interiors that takes inspiration from a less formal and more relaxed style.  Boho, comes from the word Bohemian, usually used to describe an artist with an unconventional way of life, although when referring to interiors the meaning a slightly offbeat, unconventional design style .  Bold  greens, oranges, turquoise, Antibes Green, Florence - all used together to create definite "wow" look. 

Country Style - developed out of practicality, with function coming before style.  Weathered, worn and natural with warm, washed and faded painted wood, limed oak and rough walls; earthy with whites and neutrals.  A style that has come straight from the farm, bold colors such as strong reds, bright greens and blues work very well with Country. 

Modern Contemporary - style has become quite popular with the availability of 1950-60 furniture.  These pieces can be painted in a "Retro" way or modern and architectural where there's minimal decoration and large slabs of color used in a room, as well as painting just one wall in a different color.  Stripes have taken a new role on these straight lined pieces.

No matter what your style, we have the right color to make it happen.  Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is the perfect partner to create your unique style.  Chalk Paint® colors range from soft, pale hues to bright, vivid colors reminiscent of colors historically found in European castles and stately homes.  Combining the colors provides an unlimited palette to the painter.  Gorgeous patinas can easily be added to surfaces using Annie Sloan Clear and Dark Soft Waxes.

Whatever you're looking for - Chalk Paint® Workshops, help with your colors, mixing colors, or style information.  Paddywac's is ready to offer you the best information to help  you with your project - start to finish. 

This blog post was written with the help of Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and more, 40 step-by-step projects to transform your home, by Annie Sloan, one of the many Annie Sloan books we offer.  

To find out more about Chalk Paint®, please visit Annie Sloan Unfolded U Tube Channel.

We look forward to seeing you at Paddywac's.  

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