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.
Sharing at:
French Country Cottage
The Tablescaper


20 thoughts on “Charles Faudree 1938 -2013”

  1. 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….

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.


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