Curtains and Cushions with Annie Sloan Fabrics
Putting my knowledge of English textile crafting into maximum use, I designed some truly gorgeous draperies, curtains, tiebacks and cushions.
Combining different patterns is something I really love because of its synergistic effects. So when I was looking at materials for the curtains and drapes, I made sure to match stripes with everything: the peacocks, the toile de jouy and the roses as well.
I decided to decorate the valances with hand-folded pleats. Rich toile was paired with masculine, Chanel-like stripes and a subdued fold to accentuate the lines, then finished off with tiny bowties made of woven ribbons. As the French Hens pattern is best suited for the kitchen, I adorned the striped drapery with goblets and cords tied in bows. Reminiscent of fine china, my favourite was the peacock curtain that I also coupled with striped drapery with French pleats, buttons and cotton laces.
But who is this Annie Sloan anyway? She’s a lovely English lady known worldwide for her chalk paint, which I also love to use. Her product range expanding, she has also released fabric collections that match the exact colours from the chalk paint line. Fabrics include extra wide toile, hens and gorgeous floral patterns, as well as strong pinstripe mattress ticking. Recommended for Classic, Modern, Country and Shabby Chic interiors alike. You can buy - and even try out - Annie Sloan paints at the Nemiskacat Workshop: http://nemiskacat.hu/webaruhaz/