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Annie Sloan Disliked This Paint Combo—Then It Became the Focal Point of Her Home

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Scene setting, mood altering, energy shifting—the right shade can completely transform your outlook with the stroke of a paintbrush. This month we’re dipping into that chromatic magic with our series Color Your World. Annie Sloan can get away with a lot of color, and not just because she’s an expert in the area (she invented her revolutionary Chalk Paint back in 1990 and has authored and published more than 20 books on the matter). Her Oxfordshire, England, home welcomes it. “Sometimes you start with a palette and find it actually doesn’t work, and that’s been the case for every other...

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Christmas is a magical season

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It looks and feels even more magical in the evening when all the lights and candles are aglow. I couldn't be more excited to welcome you back into my home for a look at my Christmas Nights at Bayberry House. A couple of years ago I did a Christmas Nights Tour here on Inspired by Charm. It's such a fun tour as the images, being photographed at night, are illumined with the glow and magic of the Christmas season. This tour is especially exciting as I'm being joined by many of my blogger friends. This tour is hosted by Rachel...

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This All-Green London Home Blurs the Line Between Indoors and Out

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When London-based fashion creative Deborah Brett first saw her two-story, 1930s-era home-to-be, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. “It seemed very grown-up,” she recalls. At the time, Brett and her husband, filmmaker Tom Edmunds, had just married, and buying such an expansive family property felt a little too soon—like they were speeding “two or three leaps ahead.” Still, there was something charming about the red-brick structure, with its sweeping front steps, big bay windows, and backyard that edged onto the bucolic woodland of Holland Park. The previous owners had lived there for 30 years and raised five children. “You...

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