About Annie Sloan Unfolded
Annie Sloan Unfolded
Annie Sloan Unfolded, formerly Jolie Design, Inc., is an American company founded in 2010 by its Owner and Creative Director, Lisa Rickert, as an international distributor of Chalk Paint® brand decorative paints developed by Annie Sloan Interiors Ltd., based in the U.K.
Annie Sloan Unfolded currently oversees the manufacture, marketing, sales and distribution of Chalk Paint® in the U.S., Canada, Australia, & New Zealand and as of May 2013 has 350+ retail stores offering the full array of Annie Sloan products. With plans to add new products and additional U.S., Canada, Australia, & New Zealand retail locations, Annie Sloan Unfolded continues to expand its locations and offerings through an ever broadening base of small businesses who serve all who aspire to repurpose, create and transform - from the professional artist to the hobbyist and DIY home decorator.
About Lisa: What started as a post-Katrina personal journey (searching for a budget-friendly source to create the European aesthetic in her rebuilt New Orleans home) became both a passion and a vision. From her first Chalk Paint® encounter, Lisa knew this was something she had to pursue. Fueled by a degree in Finance, a Masters in Business Administration, and distribution experience, she committed to launching Annie Sloan in new found territory. She now has an amazing team of Staffers and Retailers who inspire her every day as she unfolds Annie Sloan as a brand to be reckoned with.
About Annie Sloan
Personal Annie Sloan lives and works in Oxford, England with her husband David who runs the business with her. Born in Australia to a Scottish father and a Fijian mother, she came to England to a farming life in Kent when she was ten years old. With spells in Southern Africa and connections to France, Cuba and the US she feels she has world roots. She has three sons all in their twenties and has lived in Oxford for the last twenty five years.
Career Annie Sloan is probably the main reason for the painted furniture revolution through her easy to approach, lively and creative approach to painting. She has a strong desire to communicate and empower people creatively which she does through her books, workshops and paint. She has been painting for over 40 years as well as writing numerous books on the subject. She has made her own very special paint called Chalk Paint® specifically designed for furniture, that can also be used on walls and in paintings. Her paint has been made by having a knowledge of paint, pigments and art history.
Annie trained as a painter but turned to decorative work and understanding color after university. In 1987 she wrote the phenomenally successful book ‘The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques’ which was followed by over 20 other books on traditional paints, colors and techniques and has led to total sales of well over 2 million books worldwide and in eleven languages. Her latest books are the highly successful ‘Creating the French Look’ published in April 2008, ‘Quick & Easy Paint Transformations’ published in April 2010, and ‘Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More’ published in March 2013.
In 2000 she set up her shop in Oxford to showcase her Chalk Paint®, run courses, and offer interior design services using her knowledge about color.
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