Annie Sloan Book Review and Giveaway


Hello my friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a lovely Monday.  We celebrated our younger son’s 5th birthday, so the last few days have been busy and lots of fun!

After nonstop activities, I love to relax and get some “me time” – usually at night when the boys are in bed.  Often that involves curling up on the couch with my fuzzy blue blanket and a good book or magazine.  Lately I have been obsessed with Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style and Color.

Annie Sloan's Room Recipes for Style and Color - giveaway April 14-20, 2015 at (open to US and Canada) #sponsored

With approximately 200 pages of home decor ideas and style advice, this book is so inspiring and filled with gorgeous photos!  In it, Annie Sloan and her son Felix discuss nine different decorating styles (although it’s alright to be a combination of 2 or 3) and what kind of pieces and colors work well in each style.

Eclectic style sitting area - photo from Annie Sloan's Room Recipes for Style and Color

The photo above is an example of mixed styles:  warehouse, French elegance, and modern retro.  These pieces work well together in this space and create an eclectic design feel.

According to the book, the intricate details and gilding all over the room below are part of traditional Swedish design.  I love this space because it reminds me so much of my favorite place to visit: The Palace of Versailles.  <3

Swedish entryway - photo from Annie Sloan's Room Recipes for Style and Color

Annie and Felix refer to this next style as vintage floral.  The beautiful floral dresser and suitcases are balanced by the industrial-style card catalog and ornate mirror.  The building facade used as wall decor is a fantastic conversation piece!

Vintage floral dresser - photo from Annie Sloan's Room Recipes for Style and Color

The room below is decorated around Florence, one of Annie Sloan’s vibrant Chalk Paint® colors.  The use of colors and vintage bohemian style are so cheerful in this space.

Boho living room - photo from Annie Sloan's Room Recipes for Style and Color

My own bedroom has a bohemian feel to it, so the room below really resonates with me.  The mix of patterns and colors makes me happy!

Boho bedroom - photo from Annie Sloan's Room Recipes for Style and Color

Lastly, this warehouse apartment in Amsterdam is gorgeous because of the textures and the contrast between rough and refined.  The chandelier, the brick wall, the large windows – oh my!

Warehouse dining room - photo from Annie Sloan's Room Recipes for Style and Color

Which style above do you love – or are you a mix?

The book explains these and other styles in greater detail and also with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® color suggestions to help achieve the look you’re seeking.

Would you like your own copy of Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style and Color?

Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win!  (U.S. and Canada residents only)

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Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style and Color by Annie Sloan and Felix Sloan

CICO Books, $35.00

Photo credit: Photography by Christopher Drake (except page 15: photo by Polly Wreford, page 82: photo by Debi Treloar)

Good luck!


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29 Comments on Annie Sloan Book Review and Giveaway

  1. Sharon Lynn
    April 14, 2015 at 10:34 am (3 years ago)

    I have Annie Sloan’s “Creating a French Look” and I really enjoy it.
    I would like to add another to my collection.
    Thank you for the opportunity and God Bless You 🙂

  2. Deb Young
    April 14, 2015 at 1:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Love ASCP and would love this book for the ideas. Love the Florence bohemian room!

  3. Nancy
    April 14, 2015 at 1:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I just love working with ASCP, this book would be great to help me with our New Home. Thanks so much for the Give Away!!

  4. mary ronsman
    April 14, 2015 at 1:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m in the middle of redoing my bedroom and things just aren’t coming together the way I envisioned them to be. I’m sure that the book will help me get “the” look that I’ve been searching for.

  5. Susan
    April 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Hello! Looks gorgeous! I’m new to Annie Sloan and this book would be such an inspiration for me, as I have lots of ideas rambling through my mind…. thank you! Have a lovely day!

  6. Dixie Lee
    April 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m taking a class on painting with ASCP this Saturday and the book would help me implement what I am about to learn!

  7. Kelly Christerson Aubert
    April 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Because it is beautiful!!! Lol!

  8. Kara
    April 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to win this book because I have enjoyed a couple of her other books and hopefully it would give me some inspiration! Thanks for a chance at winning!

  9. Alina
    April 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Two reasons:
    1. I’d love to get ideas on helping decorate my home.
    2. This would look amazing on my living room coffee table.

  10. Sean
    April 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Just looking thru a few of the pages and I’m itching to see more. I think it would provide a lot of ideas in order for me to decorate my abode.

  11. cyndee robinson
    April 14, 2015 at 2:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Because I love her paint. Anything from her has to be fabulous.

  12. Liz
    April 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I did my first ASCP project it was a baby crib. Super tough and time consuming but looks beautiful now. I would love some inspiration for more projects 🙂

  13. Diva Kreszl
    April 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I would absolutely love this book for both reference and simply to enjoy! The Bohemian colors are my favorites!!!

  14. Darla Bunyan
    April 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm (3 years ago)

    I LOVE her, she is so awesome, and I want this for inspiration!!! Hope I win!!!!

  15. Claudia
    April 14, 2015 at 5:58 pm (3 years ago)

    loving chalk paint but I having very little inspiration in me. Can’t wait to get this book by Annie to soak in her inspiring pieces!

  16. Angie T.
    April 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Because it’s so beautiful & filled with inspiration.

  17. Susan Dingman
    April 14, 2015 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

    i would love to get inspired by all the photos!

  18. Wendy Johnson
    April 14, 2015 at 6:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I have never used her paint or any paint but I’m getting there. Beautiful colors

  19. Shannon
    April 14, 2015 at 6:38 pm (3 years ago)

    Would love the book for the inspiration it will provide!

  20. Dawn
    April 14, 2015 at 7:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I have been trying to mix industrial, traditional and vintage. Looks horrible. This book might just steer me in the right direction. Thanks!

  21. Debi M
    April 14, 2015 at 8:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Inspiration is a good thing!

  22. Joann Belcher
    April 15, 2015 at 12:36 am (3 years ago)

    I would love to learn more about Annie Sloan’s paint. I would like to learn different techniques using the paint.

  23. Sandy Rinks
    April 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great book this would be to own. Such inspiration! I would love it on my coffee table.

  24. Tara King Meashaw
    April 16, 2015 at 10:48 am (3 years ago)

    For the pure inspiration it offers!

  25. Sharon Bond
    April 17, 2015 at 4:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Would love to expand my chalk paint reference books by 100 percent with this addition! 🙂

    I find myself flipping through “Quick and Easy Paint Transformations” all the time!

  26. Celina
    April 17, 2015 at 11:12 pm (3 years ago)

    What brilliant colours. Lovely. This book would be extremely helpful. Thanks!

  27. Kim Gaynor
    April 20, 2015 at 9:15 am (3 years ago)

    I have bought Annie Sloan chalk paint before, but have never been brave enough to transform a piece of furniture. The book and all its recipes would probably inspire me to take the plunge!
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  28. Marjorie Miller
    April 20, 2015 at 5:33 pm (3 years ago)

    My reason for wanting to win this Annie Sloan book is…..I need the HELP! I have no decorating sense and I need a guide that will lead me to a more colorful but sensible redecorating of my house. HELP, please!!


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