Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Charles Faudree leaves behind an Interior Design legacy!

The Interior Design world has lost one of its biggest talents.

Charles Faudree  renowned Tulsa, Oklahoma Interior Designer 
passed away the night before Thanksgiving. 
Charles was 75 and had been battling cancer.

He was a noted expert in French Country Design and had
an impressive list of clients in the United States 
and Europe.

He was also know in Tulsa as a philanthropist.
Local artist Patrick (Pat) Gordon, who knew Charles for nearly 40 years said,
"There really wasn't a much better human as Charles." 
and "That's not easy to say in this time and day. 

Charles was named  Traditional Home's Designer of the Year in 1995. He was also one of
 House Beautiful magazine's America's top 100 interior designers for three consecutive years, 2002-04.

Charles was the author of five books on Interior Design.

"Charles Faudree's Country French Signature," was his first book published in 2003
It is now in its ninth printing with more than 60,000 copies sold.

 His latest book

A love for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels spanned over 25 years. His 
passion for dogs led him to  create an impressive collection of
dog paintings and sculptures.

He created a fabric line for Vervain in 2008 and used his
beloved dogs in their ad. 

You can read about the first time I met Charles and his friend , 
Louis Jordan 

The last time I saw Charles was at in June at Design ADAC. He was
a guest speaker and graciously signed his most recent book for me. 

I want to share just a few of the wonderful rooms he 
created with you. I have never seen one of his designs
that I didn't love!

RIP in Charles Faudree. Your charm and talent will be missed!

Source: Traditional Homes, Pinterest, Oklahoma Magazine


  1. His books are always at hand !

    Great tribute.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  2. Beautiful interior designs and lovely cavaliers! :)