Charles Faudree's Country French Living

Charles Faudree's Country French Living

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One of America's top 100 designers, Charles Faudree has worldwide appeal with his interpretation of Country French. Charles Faudree's Country French Living features his newest room designs. From the entryway to the dressing room to walls, dining rooms, and outdoor spaces, Charles teaches principles of design that make a house a Country French home: The importance of the bedroom and how to make it a soothing sanctuary, deserving as much attention to beauty and detail as the rest of the home. How to identify a pivotal fabric, a dominant color, or one magnificent antique that will dictate the style and design for a whole room. How books can create an inviting atmosphere and add a warmth all their own. How a valance is the ultimate decorating deceit, and how window treatments express the personality of a room and add a proper finish. How to use walls as they are meant--as a stage on which to display one's favorite collections. How to use symmetrical groupings that provide a sense if balance and order in a room Charles Faudree's Country French Living also shows how to make the most of accessories like lamps, pillows, baskets, paintings, and more to finish a room and provide the charm and character so important in a well-designed French Country setting. Country French Living reveals that the true test of a beautiful room is in the details. Charles Faudree's clients are found throughout America as well as in Spain and Jamaica. Five individual homes designed by Charles, including his own, have been featured on HGTV. During his twenty-five-year career as an interior designer, his work has appeared in many design magazines and decorating books. Six of his own homes have been featured in Traditional Home magazine, where he was a Design Award Winner in 1995. He has also been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications, Renovation Style, Veranda, Southern Accents, and House Beautiful. In 2002 he was named one of America's top 100 interior designers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 244 x 262 x 20mm | 1,224.69g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 160 colour photographs
  • 1586857150
  • 9781586857158
  • 799,492

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As one of America's top 100 designers, Charles Faudree's interpretation of Country French style has national and international appeal: his clients live throughout the United States as well as in Spain and most recently Barbados. Charles Faudree's Country French Living features his newest room designs. From the entryway to living spaces and private spaces, rooms for entertaining and outdoor spaces, Charles teaches principles of design that make a house a Country French home. In the luxurious examples here, Faudree shows how to identify a pivotal fabric, a dominant color, or one magnificent antique that will dictate the style and design for a whole room. He turns a private space into a soothing sanctuary, and he brings order and balance to a room with symmetrical groupings that lend formality without stuffiness. Jenifer Jordan's exquisite photography captures the very essence of Charles Faudree's design sensibility, unfailingly evident in the details--pillows, paintings, books and myriad collections--that finish a room and provide the charm and character so important in a well-designed Country French setting.show more

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