Monday, August 29, 2011

Interior Design “find” in Cashiers, North Carolina!

Do you ever feel like things happen for a reason? Maybe it was the coconut cake my two friends and I lingered over at lunch. Maybe it was the wrong turn we took on the way to the shuttle stop. But for whatever the reason, I am glad we were detained. We had driven to Cashiers, North Carolina to see their annual Designer Showhouse. While we were waiting to board the shuttle to the showhouse, I noticed two men in front of us. One of them seemed strangely familiar. I asked my friends if they had seen him on television. The other man over heard us and said that is Leslie Jordan. You may not recognize the name, but you would his face! He played on “Will and Grace” and most recently was in “The Help.” Leslie is original from Chattanooga and still has that southern charm! He could not wait to tell us all about filming his cartwheel in the Help!
Leslie Jordan

We struck up a conversation with them as we rode on the shuttle. Little did we know what a design treat was ahead of us! The other man was Charles Faudree. If you are not familiar with his name you may have seen his design talent in magazines like Veranda, House Beautiful, Traditional Homes or one of his several design books. He has his own line of fabrics through Vervain. Charles has created a name for himself nationally and internationally after being a part of the design industry for over forty years.
Charles Faudree

Charles is based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. But has recently purchased a home in the Cashiers area and did the entryway for the 2011 showhouse “Reflections.”

Reflections - Cashiers Designer Showhouse 2011

The showhouse runs through September 4th.  If you can make it to Cashiers, you will enjoy this house. It is actually two houses that have been put together and the designers have out done themselves in making their designs work with the interior and exterior of the house. The lake view is particularly stunning from the porch areas. I could have happily curled up with a good book and spent the afternoon there.

Charles had his new book “Details” for sale in the gift shop area, but he was told, when we arrived, they had sold out. I had recently seen his book advertised and had it on my “to purchase” list. We were almost finished with our tour, when Charles came back through the house looking for us. They had received some additional books and he came to let us know and tell us he would be glad to autograph our copies! Not only did we get Charles’ signature, but Leslie agreed to sign our books too!  I want to share with you several pictures of interiors created by Charles Faudree.

If you like his style, I would suggest checking out his books. They are in bookstores and on Amazon. I know your book will not be as cherished as mine, since every time I see Leslie and Charles signatures I will think of what a lovely afternoon we had with such entertaining Southern Gentlemen!

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