Old French Trading Co is the Central Valley Stockist for Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and is located in historic downtown Turlock, CA.
Old French Trading Co is the creation of it’s founder, Lauren Camarata. Raised in Turlock, she spent two decades in Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry. Working in marketing, advertising, sales and creative services for many well-known television and film studios, including FOX, Sony and Saban Entertainment, she was involved in producing content for print, broadcast and online platforms. Exposed to both the behind-the-scenes creative industries that serve the entertainment community, including photo shoots, fashion shows, events and fundraisers, as well as an M.A. in Writing for Film and Television from Loyola Marymount, it was not until she relocated back to Turlock, that she parlayed her experiences in designing, creating and producing campaigns and events for others into her own creative business. “Visual mediums are important to me. I am drawn to color, shape, design and texture, whether it’s in a photograph or a piece of furniture”. She adds, “I like everything to tell a story. That is the key to a long-lasting relationship with your home environment.” Art is important, too. Her father is well-known contemporary artist Martin Camarata who’s work has been exhibited locally and internationally. “Art has always played an integral role for me in design because scale, color and composition are the building blocks to a successful outcome.” Now focused on transforming furniture—and customer’s viewpoints—one piece at a time, Lauren has used her own home as the blueprint for floor-to-ceiling Chalk Paint® makeovers. “That is what got me started with Annie’s paint. I moved into a foreclosure that was badly in need of some TLC, especially the cabinets. I knew that even a dedicated weekend DIY-er like me couldn’t possibly strip, sand, prime, and paint—twice. There had to be an easier way.” The holy grail led to Annie’s website in late 2010 and the love affair began. “It’s all about the paint. There’s just nothing else like it. It really is ‘the best paint in the world’.”
Old French Trading Company
200 W. Main Street, Ste. E (@Broadway)
Turlock, CA 95380
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm