Sunday, September 26, 2010

I am having lunch with CHARLES FAUDREE!!

Charles Faudree  has been my favorite designer since I first saw one of his rooms.  I have all his books and anytime he has been featured in a magazine I have saved that issue. His work has been in all the major magazines and I think I have every one. I actually named this blog with Faudree in mind. Since I am his biggest  fan, you can imagine my excitement when I found out I could actually meet him! 


Faudree will be at the Richmond Symphony Designer House  on September 30Th.  Included in the event will be a tour of  the spectacular 10,000 square foot Rothesay Home that has been transformed by forty very talented designers.  The gardens and eight acres overlooking the James River have also been revamped by  local landscape designers.



After the tour Faudree will be doing a presentation and book signing followed by a champagne lunch.  After lunch Faudree, and a group of designers that transformed the home, will be doing a panel discussion  and we will have the opportunity to ask questions about our own decorating dilemmas. .

The moment I found out about the event I rushed to buy tickets.  Can you tell how absolutely giddy I am?
I am sure you will be hearing more from me after meeting this amazing designer.  I wish all of you could go with me.
Hugs,
Sherry

38 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You are sooooooo lucky!!!!! He is my favorite too which you can tell by my house. I have all his books, too. He needs to put out a new one. Have a wonderful time!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love Charles also and have several of his books. I am so thrilled for you. What a wonderful time you will have and such a fantastic experience. I can't wait to see all the pics and hear all about it. Hugs, Marty

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh Sherry!!!!!! You LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY GIRL!!!!! Oh my GOOOOSSSHHHH!! He is my absolute favorite designer and inspiration as well!!! I would SOOOO love to meet him someday! I hope he comes to California soon-( please tell him the weather is fantastic out in S.F. and he NEEDS to come out here ASAP!!) I too have all his books and am right up there with you as his biggest fan! Wow! What a dream!!!! sigh...

cityfarmer said...

I've been stalking sir Charles for about 20 years ... his name started showing up in the text of Traditional Home ... about that long ago

been smitten since that day

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherry, I am all shades of green! I probably have all of Faudree's books. I am so happy for you. Please post about your fun event!
This would have been an event I would not have missed if I lived close by.
Oh, have bunches of fun... get tons of inspriation... and take lots of pictures!!!!
xo Yvonne

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

EEEEEEEK! Oh, Sherry! Can you hear me squealing all the way from down here in Georgia? I am so excited for you! I also have all of his books and list him as my favorite, as I am sure you already know! Have a wonderful time and remember every word that he said so you can repeat it! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How fun to meet someone you admire like that!

vignette design said...

Are you kidding? OMG, I would be doing the happy dance if I could meet the one and only Charles Faudree. He is my favorite designer too. I have every book, every magazine article. He has had the biggest influence on me and how I decorate my home. You are one lucky lady Sherry! Please take pictures and tell us all about it. xo Delores

Judy said...

Ohhh, I'm so jealous! I've always loved and admired Charles Faudree's design style and have several books featuring his work. His is truly a "no minimalist approach" but one that I love, no matter what the current trend is.

Have fun...can't wait to hear all about it.
Judy

Rhondi said...

How exciting for you! I love his decorating style too!

Vanessa said...

Oh I am sooooooo jealous! What a fun event, once in a lifetime! I cannot wait to hear all about it and hopefully you will get to take some photos to share with us!
Vanessa

Paula said...

How fun Sherry! He would be so wonderful to meet! Love his deisgns...french at it's best!
Can't wait to see your photos!

Barb said...

Oh Sherry,

BIG SCREAM! I have all his books. I adore his style and he seems to have a great vibe too.
I am so excited for you.

Big hugs,
Barb

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Wow, what an opportunity! I love his work. His use of color and pattern! I would love to be there with you. Bring us back lots of details and info!

Tee said...

You lucky duck, that is exciting. Two of my favorite spaces are in his house (the lake house, I think?) Remember the wallpapered bath with the zinc tub and scrubbed pine armoire? Love that one. And the screened porch is to die for.

Hope you have a fabulous time!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohhh my goodness...are you serious??? You will be meeting Charles Faudree? Girlfriend, that is sooo awesome and I'm just green with envy!!! He is my very favorite interior designer of all time! I think I have all of his books as well! Hehe! He is such a gifted and creative man!!! Ohhh...I am sooo excited for you, Sherry! It's also going to be fabulous to tour the Rothesay Home! Girlfriend, enjoy...and have a great time! Ohhh...can you take photos? Hehe!

My friend, I came over just as soon as I read your sweet note that you left on my autumn living room! Your kind compliments just made my heart smile! Thank you, my friend!

Ohh...have fun on the 30th!!! Congratulations!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Pamela said...

How fun is that!! I need to look him up. I am sure I know of him but not name to a face.

Debbie said...

Sounds like a wonderful opportunity Sherri...you have a great time, and take lots of pictures!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

SHUT UP! Lunch with Charles Faudree??!! OMG, I am so jealous. I love Charles Faudree and will have to live vicariously through you, Sherry. I will be very much looking forward to that post and what you have to share about that day. I am so excited for you!

Nancy said...

Sherry,

I'm sure you are going to have the time of your life. What fun! I'm so excited for you and cannot wait to read your post after the event!

Nancy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Sherry, how exciting! The first time I ever saw his work (I think in Traditional Home), I fell in love with his style. I wish I could go with you too. Will you be able to take pictures of the decorated house? I'd love to see those pictures. Can't wait to read all about the meeting\ and the house tour. laurie

eddieross said...

How exciting!! We're so happy for you! You're going to have a blast!

E+J

A Gracious Home said...

I would like to go to that. Sounds great. I visited your site because of the name. I'm a minimalist so I thought I'd see what I'm missing out on. You have a lovely blog. Doylene

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am so envious! He is one of my favorite designers. It sounds like a fantastic time! I am thrilled for you!

Mikey said...

Congrats! I wish I could be there!

Tamra said...

WOW! What an opportunity!!

I can't wait to hear the details. Enjoy every moment.

Carol said...

Wow! Get outa here!!How exciting!! We all look forward to hearing all about it!
Carol in GA

Carol said...

Wow, how exciting! We can't wait to hear all about it!
Carol in GA

French-Kissed said...

You lucky girl...enjoy! Can't remember if I have told you how much I like your new header ~ everything is just perfect. Makes me want to just grab it off the screen and put it on my own table!

~jermaine

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

How lucky can you get??? Not only to meet your favorite designer, but the whole event sounds absolutely wonderful! Have a great, great day! I'm looking forward to future posts all about it.
Susan

Shelia said...

Woo Hoo! I'm so proud for you. I love him too! I knew he had to be wonderful when I first discovered his books when I saw those two little darling dogs! :)
Can't wait to hear of the event.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jen said...

How exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful opportunity!
I know you will enjoy every moment of it, and I can't wait to hear all about everything.
Sandy

Kristi said...

You LUCKY LUCKY girl!!!!! I would jump at the chance as well! LOVE Charles Faudree! His books are like my decorating bibles, LOL! Please, if you can TAKE PICS of your tour! :)
Kristi

Kate Dickerson, C'est si Bon! La Joie de Vivre! said...

Oh my gosh! I am sooo envious of you right now! Charles Faudree is also my favorite designer!! Can't wait to see what you write after the lunch. HAVE FUN!!!!!

(I'll bet you feel as honored and lucky as I did, once, when I was able to get tickets to a cooking class with Julia Child!)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I too have all of his books. You are so lucky to have met him... "Was it Inspirational"???

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Just clicked over to this post from your current page. Oh, you lucky thing! I love Charles Faudree!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I just happened upon this post...What a great opportunity!..Just love going to all the Showcase homes and your added benefit of meeting Charles Faudre is so "spectaculous"!!...Love our blog..I am a new follower!