Events, Inspirations, Personalities

Meeting Charles Faudree

Carolyn and Charles Faudree

Carolyn and Charles Faudree

Saying that we’re huge fans of the charming and delightful Charles Faudree would be quite the understatement – we have all his books, love his French Country style and share his belief that flowers are the single most important decorating accessory.  So when Mr. Faudree came to town last week for a book signing at Pierre Deux in Westport, we were there with bells on and floral gift in hand!

Country French Florals & Interiors

Country French Florals & Interiors

Pink Perfection in a Pretty Glass Vase

Pink Perfection in a Pretty Glass Vase

An English Tea Box Holds a Bright Bouquet

An English Tea Box Holds a Bright Bouquet

Once our copy of Country French Florals & Interiors had been signed (for our mother, of course!) “May your home be filled with joy, much happiness and a few flowers.  Enjoy the good life!”, we stayed and chatted about Mr. Faudree’s love of flowers (as a child he helped his grandmother with her cutting garden), his long-time friendship with David Easton (we can’t divulge the antics and pranks these two played on each other!) and his fabulous interior design business and store in Tulsa, Oklahoma (which we hope to visit the next time we head west.)

Fabulous Fabrics for Vervain

Fabulous Fabrics for Vervain

A Jamaican Home, Charles Faudree Style!

A Jamaican Home, Charles Faudree Style!

Needless to say, a wonderful morning spent with a lovely person in a pretty store – who wouldn’t be tickled to be in the presence of such talent?

Photos from yours truly, Rick Stiller, Vervain and Veranda

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  • Reply The Zhush October 20, 2010 at 7:13 am

    How fun (and fabulous)! Love that you brought a floral gift! That Jamaican home in the last image is just gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Gretchen O October 20, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Great to finally see a pic of you Carolyn! Now I have a face to the name! That sounds like a wonderful time, and the inscription on your mothers book is so thoughtful. That ranunculus bouquet is beautiful and so fallish (wish we could grow those down here:) –Gretchen O.

  • Reply pretty pink tulips October 20, 2010 at 9:04 am

    How incredible to meet such a talent!!!! I must have this book. And, Carolyn…. you look beautiful!!!
    xoxo E

  • Reply Dovecote Decor October 20, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Charles is a permanent member of design hall of fame, so his use of your flowers puts you right up there. Pink perfection might just find its way into my house.

  • Reply quintessence October 20, 2010 at 11:14 am

    What a cute shot – and you look lovely. Am a long time fan of his work. Love the pink perfection!

  • Reply lila check October 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    fabulous post! How great to meet such awesome talent!


  • Reply hip hip gin gin October 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    What a fabulous treat to meet someone you admire!! Wonderful photos as well!

  • Reply StacyStyle October 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I have always wanted to meet Mr. Faudree! Many of his projects passed my desk while I was an editor at Southern Living and Southern Accents. It still shocks me that I haven’t had a chance to visit his store in Oklahoma. I always thought how cool that he’s in this area where there’s nothing but red dirt for a 100 miles and you could feel like you were in France in one of his designs. Amazing man!

  • Reply Kelly Dunn October 21, 2010 at 12:30 am

    The two of you look like you could co-write a piece together! Tulsa is back in the range of my home territory…the talent and the weather from that region is hot, hot, and HOT 🙂 Glad your morning was spent smelling the roses!

  • Reply Struggler October 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Great move to take a little gift along for him! I’m going to remember that as a lovely business gesture.

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