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 Charles Faudree's Country French Living
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 of 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.

  •   Date Published 11/3/2005

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    Rated By: Elizabeth Wise "libba"
    From: Jackson, MS
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    Comments: wonderful gift!
    I gave this book to my mother for Christmas and she absolutely loves it!
    Rated By: R. Carrier
    From: Atlanta, GA
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    Comments: Tres bon!!!
    Excellent book on Country French decorating. One of the best I've seen.
    I am always impressed with how Charles Faudree mixes and matches accessories in his decor.
    Rated By: K. Cabeke
    From: Dallas area
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    Comments: C'est Magnifique!
    He does it again! And I hope he keeps putting out these gorgeous books! Charles Faudree is a true master of his art. Thank goodness the rest of us can see his work published and keep being inspired and moved by his work. I love his philosophy of "it's in the mix, not the match". I don't believe you have to be a Francophile to appreciate and enjoy this book....it is for anyone who enjoys great beauty!
    Rated By: hockey fan
    From: Unavailable
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    Comments: French Country Elegance Defined
    Mr. Faudree has knocked another one out of the park with his follow-up book to Country French Design. His high style seems to have calmed down somewhat and isn't quite as "over the top" as it was in his first book. I could literally step through the pages and take residence in any of the rooms featured.

    If I had a complaint, it would be that the captions didn't maintain much of a narrative regarding the rooms depicted, but basically listed material resources.
    Rated By: Atlanta Belle "Book Fetish"
    From: Atlanta, GA
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    Comments: Fantastic!
    If you love Country French that is not pretentious, but still elegant, this is the book for you. This is the second of Charles Faudree's design books that I have purchased. The pictures are incredible, and his attention to detail is amazing. He certainly has a gift and I wish that I could afford for him to help me with my house. Especially if that involved traveling with him to the French Market or to the Portobello Market in Notting Hill. Instead, I will use his pictures as a guide. I hope that this book is not his last!