Artist Annie Sloan invented her revolutionary furniture paint in 1990 and hasn’t looked back. A fine artist, author and industry go-to for all things design, Annie was born in Australia to a Scottish father and a Fijian mother and loves her world roots. 

What is Christmas all about for you?

“Christmas is a time for family, feasting and forty winks! It’s a time to go back to basics and enjoy the simple things in life that we take for granted. Relaxing, spending time with loved ones and enjoying food together.

What is on your Christmas wishlist?

#1 Top of my wish list is seeing my eldest son, Henry, who lives in Brazil. I think it’s going to be hard this year for families to be together this Christmas, and I really wish that wasn’t the case. It’s what Christmas is all about for me. But in terms of gifts that can be bought I’d love…

#2 Irena Sibrijns Stripe Bowl, £78, If someone is feeling very extravagant I’d love one of Polly Fern’s ceramics,

#3 I also love these hand-painted cushions from Raj Tent Club of cow, £45,

For The Cheshire Magazine, December 2020

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