Charles Faudree is hands down, my absolute favorite designer when it comes to French Country design. Traditional Home magazine used to do a full feature on him approximately every two years and I always pulled those issues aside to relish over and over again. No one does French Country like Charles Faudree!
In the BNOTP Library: Charles Faudree’s French Country Signature
Author: Charles Faudree
Hardcover: 176 pages
3 Things I Like About This Book:
- When Charles Faudree passed away in 2013, we lost a decorating genius. His interiors are so beautiful, so rich in heart and soul, they envelop you like a soft, warm throw on the coldest of nights. I could sit and just stare for hours at the rooms featured in this book and his follow-up book, Country French Living. I wish I had a print of some of his rooms, they are that beautiful.
- Charles Faudree used to always say, “too much is never enough.” That always made me smile because it perfectly describes the exuberance that comes across in his decorating style. His rooms are always rich in color and ornamentation…in other words, lots of lovely collections, pillows, decorative pieces, etc… and always tastefully done. You can learn so much about decorating by just looking at how he combines different fabrics, colors, and textures. In later years, he seemed to tone it down a bit. I think his first two books (this book and Country French Living) will always be my favorites, although I love them all.
- This book is filled with tons of pictures, many from Faudree’s own home. Faudree’s style of decorating, though very beautiful, never feels stuffy or pretentious. You can picture real people living and raising a family in these homes. If you love dogs, you’re in for a treat. Faudree loved dogs and there are always plenty of snoozing furry faces sprinkled throughout Faudree’s books.
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