Thursday, December 26, 2013

Charles Faudree 1938 -2013

 
I know so many of you love French design and no one did it better than Charles Faudree.
I was saddened to hear a few days ago of his passing.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I meet Charles a few years ago and had the opportunity to chat with him for a while.  We talked about his Cavaliers and how much he missed them when he was away from home. He shared his love for antiques, and especially the ones from France.  Spending time with Charles was like sitting with an old friend and just chatting.  I can't begin to describe how very kind he was and how thrilled I was to meet my design idol.
 
 
 
Charles,  You will be greatly missed by the design world and everyone's life that
you touched.
 
xx,
Sherry
 
Sharing at:
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20 comments:

Debra Oliver said...

He's one of my all time favorite designers. I've never seen a room from him I didn't love!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sherry,
So sorry to hear of this loss....

Hugs,
Deb

Rebecca said...

I hadn't heard! I, too, am sad. I always looked forward to "new" photos of his home or work...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I am so sorry to hear about Charles Faudree. I have always admired his work and I have all of his books.

Deserae said...

I just learned of his passing and am very saddened by the news. I plan on buying the rest of the books that I don't have in my collection. I feel so lucky to have been able to visit his store several years ago. He will be greatly missed....
~Des

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This makes me sad too, Sherry! Thanks for posting.

Sarah said...

Sweet tribute to one of the all time great designers. He was one of my favorites. I much enjoy his books.

Buttercup Bliss said...

He was one of my favorite designers. His rooms always looked so inviting. Our puppies, Bentley and Clarabel, look exactly like his beloved Cavaliers. I always loved seeing his babies in his photos.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, so greatly missed. I was shocked when I heard the news a few weeks ago. I will miss his new books.

The Hen House Chicks said...

I hadn't heard that he passed away. Such sad news. You're right, no one did it like Charles Faudree. He was my design idol, too.

Kathy@airspd.net said...

I was thrilled to meet Charles Faudree in his design store during a trip to Tulsa several years ago. He was so gracious and took time from his day to stop and visit with me as though I was an old friend who had just walked through the door. I have used his books extensively for reference for clients. The design community has lost a great talent and the world a caring and kind man.

Anne Boykin said...

I hadn't heard. He will be greatly missed by all his fans, myself included. He inspired me to start using antlers in my d├ęcor. His books are lovely.

MONICA LIVAS said...

Very sad. He was a great designer. His style was always inspiring for me.

Miss Kitty said...

Oh,Sherry...I had not heard that he had passed away. He is one of my favorite designers too. He left a wonderful legacy of his work. Thanks for passing this info along to us.

freddyandpetunia said...

What a shocking post to read.
I went immediately online to read his obit--
He was one of my absolute design idols and I devoured his books for all of its information! So KEENly aware of his GREAT talent, I was more impressed reading about his generous spirit, kindnesses, and strong sense of humanity and community. What an amazing man, and what an immense loss.
Btw--I was always so envious of your meeting him, how many potential chances I potentially could have too, and didn't take.

Cyndia said...

I read of his passing on Cote de Texas this morning. I'm devastated. He was my inspiration in French design and I always hoped to get to Tulsa and meet him one day. Alas, that will never happen. But I'm so grateful for his legacy of books and magazine shoots that will live on forever.

Katie Mansfield said...

Oh my. He was one of my favorite designers. I just loved his rooms. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Sherry!!!

I'm so sorry to hear of his passing.

It's so great though to hear you have fond memories of him!!

Pam

Barbara Anne said...

How sad. He can now understand how many, many lives he touched with his lovely use of color, pattern, texture, and wonderful furniture choices. The world and many homes in it are the richer for his gifts.

Hugs!

Ron said...

I had not heard until this post. I am saddened as I love his books. xo