Annie Sloan’s English Townhouse

This home tour is Annie Sloan’s English townhouse in Oxford, England. As you probably know, Annie Sloan captured the hearts of DIYers on both sides of the pond with her low-fuss varnishes and furniture restoration.

Annie and her husband David Manuel have three sons: Henry, Felix and Hugo.

This is a seating area in Annie Sloan's English Townhouse

Annie’s go-to neutral, French Linen, covers the living room walls. “I knew I could put a lot of things on it, and it would take really well,” she says.

“It’s something that just grew organically,” Annie says of the look. “I’ve always mixed everything.”

A Corner Nook:

A seating area in a corner nook

In this corner nook of the sitting room, 19th-century horsehair-stuffed chairs get daily use.

“The springs are uneven and they should be upholstered, but I love them as they are,” Annie says.

The curtains are made from Annie’s “Tacit” fabric in Graphite, while the 18th-century screen was a country house auction find.

The Diningroom:

In the formal eating space, an assortment of fabrics from Annie’s Linen Unions collection covers 19th-century French chairs.

Annie painted the striped table herself

Annie created the striped tabletop. The candelabra is made from a repurposed chandelier.

The Kitchen:

The kitchen in Annie Sloan's English Townhouse

Annie’s kitchen has a Lacanche range and farmhouse sink. She wanted it to be a fun kitchen, so she painted a mural on the backsplash.

French Linen also makes an appearance on Annie’s kitchen cabinetry.

The Garden Room:

This garden room is where Annie sketched during the pandemic

The sunny extension off of the kitchen became Annie’s makeshift studio during the pandemic. It is here that she sketches.

“I love combinations of colors,” she says. “It’s a way of having something joyful and interesting.”

Another seating area in Annie Sloan's English Townhouse

Just off the garden room is a charming seating area. The drawing at the left was created by Annie’s son and the business’s Creative Director, Felix.

A colorful hallway

What could have been a dark passageway to the garden room was given the full Annie Sloan treatment with colorful hues. “It sort of makes the house!” she says.

The Main Bedroom:

A calm bedroom in deep colors

The main bedroom provides a soothing feeling with deep colors and DIY projects. David constructed the headboard from salvaged panels purchased at reclamation yards.

The coverlet is made from Annie’s Linen Union fabric in Emile + Graphite.

The whimsical bathroom in Annie Sloan's English Townhouse

Annie painted the mural on the bath panel on a whim. Vintage crewelwork stands in for the shower curtain.

{Details and photos for this home tour provided by Country Living}

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8 Comments

  1. Wow! I love the garden room! What a beautiful place for her to relax and let her creative juices flow during the pandemic.

  2. Interesting to see where the chalk paint legend lives! Not exactly my taste, but I can appreciate her artistic talents, and how she has truly made the home uniquely hers.

  3. Like Wendy, above, says, I couldn’t live in Annie’s house, either, although it is very interesting and unique. It is visually just too busy for my eye. I need a soothing pallet and less “clutter”. It was interesting to see her style and use of color, though. A fun little tour. Thanks for sharing it, Brenda.

  4. I just bought some ‘chalk’ paint to redo 2 Ikea chairs but I have to say I would not like to live in Annie’s house. It is just too much stuff, too much for my eye to take in. I would not find it restful at all.

  5. Brenda, this is a beautiful post to enjoy on a Friday morning! So much color and happiness in Annie’s house. I remember WAY BACK WHEN I think it was 2011 that Annie Sloan was just introduced to America, although she had a line of paints in the UK for years. In fact, an artist friend of mine used her paint a lot and she let me share a few of her creations. Here is a post I did on one. https://pineconesandacorns.com/2011/10/another-beautiful-before-and-after/

    Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy your sweet pets.

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