Annie Sloan IOD Paint Inlay Reveal - Classical Cameos
We’re thrilled to reveal our latest IOD Paint Inlay – Classical Cameo! You can purchase from your IOD Stockist or Annie Sloan Retailer. If you’re new to IOD Paint Inlays, we cover all the application basics in our Paint Inlay 101 Video.
Designed by Annie Sloan, artist and inventor of Chalk Paint®, Classical Cameo references the ornamental carvings found on the statues, buildings and furniture of Ancient Greece and Rome. Classical Cameo celebrates quintessential Greco-Roman motifs such as laurel leaves, oval cameos and profile portraiture.
With so many florals on the market, Annie Sloan aims to disrupt the norm by introducing a design that skews more masculine, shedding light on an underrated and often overlooked style. This inlay features an array of cameos in various sizes, where the stern visage of a traditional Roman man is thoughtfully balanced by the gentler profile of a Roman woman. Beyond cameos, the design also incorporates striking borders that can elevate not only furniture but also smaller decor items—showcasing the wide range of possibilities for this versatile design. Melding sophistication with a playful and approachable vibe, this inlay offers a fresh take on a traditional and classic motif.
For colors, consider channeling the classic elegance of Roman and Greek aesthetics by opting for rich hues like black and terracotta (Annie Sloan Primer Red and Athenian Black). These colors not only capture the timeless appeal of ancient cultures but also provide a dramatic backdrop that enhances the inlay designs.
These would also look lovely in neutrals like white, cream, and grey (Annie Sloan Old Ochre, Old White, and Paris Grey). These softer shades of white, cream, and grey bring a level of quiet sophistication to your project, allowing the bolder colors to stand out without overwhelming the overall design.
For project ideas, anything with drawers will be particularly fab, instantly upgrading the look of desks or bureaus. Consider adding a pair of facing cameos to a bureau or anything with door panels for an extra touch of elegance. Whether you’re refreshing a desk, bureau, or cabinet with doors, this inlay offers a stylish upgrade. We particularly love the plethora of border options in this set to add a hint of interest to keep things simple with a touch of pattern.
Learn more about Classical Cameo and Annie’s creative process in the behind-the-scenes interview with the IOD Sisters and Annie!
What an honor and privilege it has been to work with Annie Sloan and bring her creative vision to life. We can’t wait to see what you will make. ❤️
Did you miss the live reveal and demo straight from Annie’s creative warehouse? Catch the replay here: