An office space in your home is always a great place to experiment with colour. As you can see here I have taken this tired old dark wood desk and given it a new lease of life with just two coats of Provence Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan to make myself a little creative haven.


A simple wet distress treatment was used to reveal little flashes of the dark wood from underneath and I think the real triumph in the whole piece was the change of the colour to the leather top from a dated rich red with gold trim to a contemporary brown tan that’s far easier to live with. Coco and Arles with dark wax brought back the original pattern on the leather. I also wanted to bring back a pop of red to the interior space so I used a rustic wooden stool and the large letter “A” gold leaf print both featuring one of my favourite reds,  Emperor’s Silk. The whole set up is brought all together with the walls of the room, painted in Graphite. This contemporary neutral backdrop really makes your colours sing! Have you used Annie Sloan Wall Paint yet?


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