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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

French Country Christmas at the Cabin

Hi there,

I wanted to share this wonderful weekend home of the late Charles Faudree with you even though I know it's been seen before.  It's so perfect and cozy for Christmas, it's worth repeating.  And for those of you who haven't seen it before, it's an absolute treat.

This was an old, rundown cabin that became available for sale near Charles' previous cabin.  It wasn't selling as it was in such terrible condition no one was willing to take on the problems involved in updating.  However, once Charles looked at it and realized its potential, he bought it.  Once in his possession, and after a year of renovations under his careful eye, the cabin became the charmer you see below.

His detail is impeccable and his collections one of a kind.  

And now that he is no longer with us, we can only appreciate his wonderful work from the past......

Enjoy and have a wonderful day!

This foyer was once the 4th bedroom of the cabin.  The cabin didn't even have a front door, so Charles added the door and foyer.  Notice the planked and beamed ceilings and rustic flooring accessorized with his beautiful French antiques.

Such simple details, but perfect results.....

This was called the 'big room' with a raised, planked ceiling and a 12' tree covered with hundreds of Victorian glass ornaments.  Charles bumped the back of this room out another 10 feet.  Notice the dutch door.

The 'big room' fireplace with the white distressed Swedish look furniture.

The view from one of the four floor to ceiling windows Charles added in the 'big room'.

How can you go wrong with blue and white stripes and gingham....

The dining end of the kitchen with wallpaper mimicing barn siding.  The ceiling was formerly a fence from Charles' previous home.  Staffordshire chicken lamps on a 19th century pine buffet.

The kitchen accessorized with Charles' blue and white collection and a 19th century tole tray featuring a winter scene.

The master bedroom with the original log walls and ceiling...again with his blue and white fabrics and quilt.....gorgeous!  He originally planned to paint the logs white to have continuity throughout the house (as he usually recommends), but after living with the dark walls one winter, he realized they had to remain cozy.

The master bedroom stone fireplace and antler chair.

Small but striking....

And I am adding this guest room of Charles' although I am not exactly sure if it was in this cabin or one of his previous cabins.....wherever it was, it is certainly too special to omit from this post on a Christmas cabin.

Friday, July 15, 2011

French Country Decorating

I have often been asked what the difference is between English country and French country decorating and other than colors, not a whole lot really.

When considering French country decor, think about the colors of the south of France.....the sun drenched lavender fields, sunflower gold, terracottas, deep reds and cerulean blue skies.  And therein lies the French country color palette.

As far as fabrics go, toile is probably the most used in French decor, mixed with ikats, ginghams and opposed to the floral chintzes of English design.  I'm sure the color scheme of yellow, blue and white comes to mind often when thinking about French country, and while it is a popular color scheme, there are many others, as you can see in the rooms below.  French ceramics are very colorful and oftentimes, a home's palette will be taken from a homeowner's collection of ceramics or china.

Also, as in English design, homeowners love their animals, animal art, pastoral scenes and overall animal themes such as dogs, roosters and cattle.

As mentioned yesterday regarding English country design, French country also involves most of the same elements as mixing old with the new, light woods mixed with dark woods, natural materials for floors, wall and timbered ceilings......and surrounding oneself with the collections one loves......whether it's books, ceramics, animal themed pieces, all adds up to comfy, snug rooms that are warm and welcoming.

The foremost French country decorator in North America is a man by the name of Charles Faudree, who is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He is a French country afficionado and is the turn to guy for his expertise.....many of his accessories are authentic vintage items that he picks up on his regular shopping trips to France and he now has his own furniture line of French style bergere chairs and his own fabric line.

All of the rooms below are by Charles Faudree, the first five are from his weekend cottage, called "The Roost", and the rest are from permanent homes he has will notice the difference between the cottage rooms and the traditional house interiors.  He has also published several books on the subject.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Notice the natural wood walls and ceiling, mix of beautiful fabrics - toiles, stripes and gingham, his quilt and his personal collection of books, ceramics - it reads French design in every way.

 Charles' beautiful blue and white ceramic collection and rooster in his cabin kitchen.

Again, beautiful mix of fabrics in blue and white and painted beamed ceiling.

Look how tiny and cosy this bathroom is and he has a vanity, a chest of drawers as well as a perfectly accented room with wall art and bath accessories conveniently placed.  Impeccable taste.

How much more inviting could this bed nook be for a guest?  Or a dog?

Another perfectly accessorized room with a tea table in front of the sofa.

This is the fireplace opposite the sofa above.  Dog art, ceramics, gilt frames.

An animal art filled foyer.

Rustic beamed ceiling and lots of animal art/ceramics.

Impeccable detail again - fabrics, books, collections and cosy furniture arrangements.

The wall opposite above sofa - stone fireplace, flowers, fabrics and animals.

Love this cosy little dining nook.

Love the sofa between the bookcases and again, the tea table instead of a lower coffee table.

All photos via Traditional Home

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

An Invitation to Recline

Looking for a comfy place to lay down and read a book on a quiet afternoon?  Perhaps you need a quick catnap!  Look no further!  For the fortunate owner of a daybed, it's an automatic invitation to recline.

Among the daybeds below you will surely find something suitable for your taste and comfort. There's a bit of everything with neutral and colorful palettes, solids and prints, with or without canopies and indoors or out?

Take a little time and imagine which one you would choose..........and hope you don't mind sharing some of them with a few furry best friends!

Have a wonderful day!

 Charles Faudree

Charles Faudree

Hutton Wilkinson


William Waldron

Nicky Haslam

Michelle Nussbaumer

Minnie Peters

Tara Shaw

Be Colorful

The Pink Pagoda

Pierre Frey

Inspiration Lane



Asmara Inc.

Pierre Frey

 Eye for Design

Alex Papachristidis


Keith Scott Morton Photography

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Crazy for Coral!

I am loving all the coral I am seeing these days!  Whether it's a whole collection gathered over a lifetime, or a touch of it here and there, it's a wonderful addition to any room!

And the colors!  Red, white, blue and pink are just a few that I have seen and it's charming in all forms - textiles, lights, mirrors, art - the sky is the limit!


Oscar de la Renta's home

Isn't this blue collection gorgeous?

Stunning!  Diamond Baratta at its best!

Mary and James Carville's foyer in AD
Love the light sconces!

This Palm Beach living room is exquisite!

This Italian villa has 25,000 pieces of hand made coral installed in its walls and ceiling!

This Jamaican villa by Charles Faudree is stunning - see
more in Veranda magazine!

Beautiful vignette with a touch of coral!

Isn't this a stunning bath for Mrs. Galen Weston's Florida home -
the red and pink is delicious!



Image 1 Oscar de la Renta, Image 2 House of Belclaire,
Image 3 Diamond Baratta, Image 4 Architectural Digest,
Image 5 Wendy Valliere, Image 6 Tony Duquette,
Image 7 Charles Faudree, Image 8 Southern Accents
Image 9 Architectural Digest, Image 10 Southernaspirations
Image 11 Pinterest