Following Faudree—the Estate Sale

FWho will fill Charles Faudree’s shoes? No one comes to my mind. I’ll always think of him as the kindly gentleman who lived quietly and elegantly down the mountain from me. Mr. Faudree may have been a modest gentleman, but even to know him casually, as a neighbor, was to know that the delightful interiors he designed around the country were reflective of his keen wit and his eye for the distinctive, the extraordinary, and the beautiful.

To quote Charles “You can be inspired by buildings, a fabric or a piece of furniture. I think you can find inspiration from everywhere; just use your eyes.”

Mr. Faudree was the quintessential designer. Most importantly, he helped us redefine French Country. He also revived an interest in Black Forest decorative pieces and used them prominently in his mountain homes.

With admiration I drove up his driveway this past Wednesday for his estate sale, and I photographed these lovely rooms complete with many decorative items that Mr. Faudree had collected and arranged to perfection—for his own home. I’m delighted to have captured bits and pieces of his personal style with my iPhone—with permission, of course.

And as you remember this delightful man, enjoy these pieces that filled his home. Now, think about the treasures that you have collected and be inspired by Charles’s skill at arranging beautiful things. It’s your turn, so go get busy!

Wouldn’t Mr. Faudree love to know he had inspired you to create beauty.

Blue and White arrangement in the Dinning Room—and that Faux Bois table is beautiful

Blue and White arrangement in the Dinning Room—and a beautiful Faux Bois table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More blue and white in the dinning room—love it all

More blue and white in the dinning room—love it all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small painted chest, small lamps and three landscapes are opposite the table

Small painted chest, small lamps and three landscapes opposite table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great painted garden tool arrangement above the china cabinet... and that birdhouse is perfect

Great painted garden tool arrangement above the china cabinet … and that birdhouse—perfect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those antique doors lead to the pantry

Antique doors lead to pantry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots of beautiful collections were in the living room—yellow tags mean sold

Lots of beautiful collections in the living room—yellow tags mean sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love the chandelier and the piece over the door

Love the chandelier and piece over door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A close up of the Lucite and stone table—would make a great game table

Close up of the Lucite and stone table—would make a great game table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More collections in the cabinet ... notice the large magazine rack on the right and the cheetah through over the sofa back

More collections in cabinet … notice large magazine rack on right and cheetah throw over the sofa back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closeup of the cabinet arrangement—English church diorama has a new home with a collector

Closeup of cabinet arrangement—English church diorama new home with collector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small chest with a small collection of Black Forrest—all sold

Small chest with collection of Black Forrest—all sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danish clock with antique child's pony at its base

Danish clock with antique child’s pony at base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this arrangement ... all was sold

Love this arrangement … all sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic symmetry at work on this wall

Classic symmetry at work on this wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kitchen is charming and full of even more collections ... and yellow tags everywhere

Charming kitchen is full of even more collections … yellow tags everywhere. Notice doves on old beam—repeated all through house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This copper serving tray was wonderful along with the black forrest rams head—love the open cabinets

Wonderful Copper serving tray along with the Black Forest ram’s head—love open cabinets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great painted chairs were a set of six on the screened in porch—anyone know whose fabric this is

Great Hitchcock painted chairs—a set of six on the screened in porch—anyone know the fabric?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This arrangement is on the screen porch—love the bird prints and frames. The small prints above are of David Easton's house

Screen porch arrangement—love the bird prints and frames … small prints above are of David Easton’s house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This French stove became a sink base for the half bath—notice the wall tray holding the towels

French stove became a sink base for the half bath—notice wall tray holding the towels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This small chest is also in the half bath—love this blue and the squirrel wallpaper. He used this paper often

Small chest is also in the half bath—love this blue and the squirrel wallpaper by Osborne & Little

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faux bamboo is the star in the guest bedroom

Faux bamboo—star of the guest bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faux bamboo bed is surrounded by brackets made from pine cones, paintings and small framed needlepoint landscapes

Faux bamboo bed  surrounded by brackets made from pine cones, paintings and small framed needlepoint landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest room doubles as a library—bookcases flank the velvet pinstriped sofa—love this idea

Guest room doubles as library—bookcases flank velvet pinstriped sofa—love this idea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small French stove is topped with marble and used as a shelf

Small French stove is topped with marble and used as shelf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Antique tub is surrounded by faux bois paper ... Charles's design

Antique tub surrounded by faux bois paper … Charles’s design for Vervain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirror on mirror in the Master bath—maybe for your next bathroom

Mirror on mirror in Master bath—maybe for your next bathroom—love the little man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This large armoire is used for storage in the closet—beautiful idea

Large armoire is used for storage in the closet—beautiful idea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another custom chest is used in the closet—great print grouping ... think something in the middle was sold already

Another custom chest used in the closet—great print grouping … think something in the middle was sold already

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great chandelier is used in the shower area ... love a chandelier in the bath

Another great chandelier used in the shower area … love a chandelier in the bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone wanted this small chest over the Loo ... darn yellow tags

Everyone wanted small chest over the Loo … darn yellow tags!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 Comments

  1. Reply

    Carolyn Finn

    March 17, 2014

    Lissy, the faux bois fabric on the Hitchcock chairs could be Brunschwig. They have one currently….but, not identical. Also, the squirrel and nut wallpaper was originally an Osborne & Little…..no longer available.
    Hope you purchased something? Great Post!

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      lissyparker

      March 17, 2014

      Thanks Carolyn-I will correct now!
      xo

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    Darrin Ellis-May

    March 17, 2014

    Hard for me to tell exactly, but are the faux bois fabric and paper the same … Did Janey buy ALL the Cavalier portraits? Thank you for this wonderful tour!!

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      lissyparker

      March 17, 2014

      Darrin, Janie missed all of the paintings and the Dog step for the bed. She was so sad. The paper is Charles’s for Vervain. The fabric is older, one reader suggested maybe Brunswig. I hope to find it—love the texture if has.
      xo

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    Bill Cook

    March 17, 2014

    Great photos, Lissy- thanks for sharing!

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      lissyparker

      March 17, 2014

      Thanks Bill! I loved everything in the house. Hope your treasures find good homes—or come to live at your house.
      xo

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    Dovecote Decor

    March 17, 2014

    You are right Lissy, I love fabulous estate sales and that one looks worth the trip!
    Call me when you’re in town.
    Best,
    Liz

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      lissyparker

      March 17, 2014

      Liz, I will. Hope to be in Winston soon. My son is at Highpoint University.
      xo

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    The Peak of Chic

    March 17, 2014

    Lissy, What a marvelous post and a nice tribute to Mr. Faudree. I hope that you got a little something for yourself. I love all of the dog paintings!
    Best,
    Jennifer

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      lissyparker

      March 17, 2014

      Jennifer, I did get a little something for my house in Cashiers. Love your new book by the way.
      xo

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    Frances Schultz

    March 18, 2014

    Lovely Lissy. Hope you were able to score a memento or two for yourself? Yes Mr Faudree was a one-off, and yes he absolutely inspired us! As do you. Thank you!

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      lissyparker

      March 18, 2014

      Frances, I had the best time just looking. I had to go back because I kept forgetting things. The whole house was an amazing arrangement of his collections.
      xo

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    Keven Hawkins

    March 18, 2014

    Thank you, thank you. Great post and great photos. I can never thank you enough for all my gifts and mementos from Charles’s collection. Charles came into my shop quite often with his friends and clients from Tulsa. I will always remember his kindness, his wit, and his great love for beauty – he always had a kind word and genuine compliment. He was the authentic article, an old school decorator, and a great luncheon companion. Cashiers will really miss him.

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      lissyparker

      March 18, 2014

      Keven, You are so very welcome. Charles will truly be missed. He was a true gentleman. xo

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    cindy hattersley

    March 19, 2014

    Lissy what a treasure trove! I hope you snagged some treasures for yourself. That Faux Bois table was to die for! Can’t wait to hear what you got. I wonder what will happen to his line with Vervain? His animal prints are some of my favorites!

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    Design Chic

    March 21, 2014

    What wonderful images of this amazing home. Cannot get over the stone and lucite table…coveting!! Hope you have a great weekend.

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      lissyparker

      March 23, 2014

      I think that stone and lucite table may sill be available-let me know if you want me to check.
      xo

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    Kelly - Talk of the House

    March 21, 2014

    What a wonderful post, but it is so sad to think that he is gone. You did great photographing his home. I adore that watering can and garden tool arrangement, and those Hitchcock chairs were absolutely beautiful. I could find a dozen uses for them here! Thank you for sharing the post with all of us.

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      lissyparker

      March 23, 2014

      Kelly, I miss him already. Such a sweet, kind gentleman. I loved the Hitchcock chairs too-new homeowner bought them. I did come away with a few purchases.
      You will see the Garden tool arrangement again.
      xo

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    Diane Dalrymple

    June 26, 2014

    What happened to his dogs?

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      lissyparker

      June 26, 2014

      Diane, his partner is taking good care of them.
      xo

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