Perfect mix – on trend blush with botanical greens

In my first every ‘Live from The Loft’ on my Facebook page last week, I mixed 2 exciting new colours from what can be tricky to use Annie Sloan colours to transform an ugly car boot find into this modern retro beauty. I am delighted with the results!

The delicious caramel/tan seat is created from 1 part Country Grey, 3 parts Barcelona Orange and 1 part Honfleur, teamed with a soft blush back to match masked off feet, mixed from equal parts of Lem Lem and Henrietta with a dash of Barcelona Orange.

If you’d like to see the colours being mixed I’d recommend reviewing the post as it will give you a great insight into the blends.


I love this on trend nude colour. It is so perfect for staging and styling now with pops of natural wood and botanical greens. This is a painted backdrop in my home and some of my favourite house plants which add sculptural form to the look.


Finally, I added a charming stencil top and bottom in reverse colourways of the bespoke mixed paint from my dear friend Nicolette Tabram‘s first book of Modern Stencils.

I clear waxed over the whole piece including refreshing the woodwork with a coat of clear wax. I’ve been waiting for the right project to come along to showcase Nicolette’s pretty designs and this was it. Follow Nicolette on Facebook for stencil inspiration, if you’re in the UK you can buy her book and stencils in her online shop or if you’re in the USA find Modern Stencils here.


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