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Country French Florals & Interiors (Home Reference)

In this third book, Charles Faudree shares some of his most recent signature Country French interiors and introduces floral artist Toni Garner, his personal florist, to create what he deems the ultimate accessory for every room in a home-fresh flower arrangements. Offering a rich visual text of interior design ideas he shows that using flowers in creative combinations and unique containers will set your rooms apart from and above all others. From table toppers to show stoppers, these ebullient artists offer a cornucopia of fresh floral and interior design tips and suggestions. Sections Include: Viva la Difference Flowers Family Spaces Private Moments The Magic of One Flower Charles Faudree's Country French Living and Charles Faudree's French Country Signature have sold over 110,000 copies. Toni Garner shares tips for using non-traditional containers and creating memorable bouquets. Faudree has been named one of House Beautiful's "Top Designers in America" and has been featured in numerous publications, including Veranda, House and Garden, and Traditional Home.His career has spanned over 35 years with clients throughout the United States, the Bahamas, and Europe.Arrangements are presented as non-static, and emphasize the life cycle of an arrangement from tight buds to mature bouquets dropping petals on the table. Author Bio: International designer Charles Faudree's first book, Charles Faudree's French Country Signature, introduced in 2003, is still being printed. In 2005 his second book, Charles Faudree's French Country Living, sold over 60,000 copies in less than six months. While writing books, Charles maintains a retail shop in Tulsa, and has launched a fabric line, The Charles Faudree Collection, for Vervain. In 2002 he was named one of America's top 100 designers. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Toni Garner opened her Tulsa flower shop 24 years ago and has collected awards for her innovative floral designs, and has appeared in publications including Veranda, Architectural Digest, and Traditional Home as well as all of Charles Faudree's books. She has been honored as Oklahoma Designer of the Year and has been named Oklahoma Magazine's "Best Florist" for 10 years running.

Series: Home Reference

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Gibbs Smith; First Edition edition (March 28, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 142360329X

ISBN-13: 978-1423603290

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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I have been a Charles Faudree fan for years and eagerly awaited the publication of his first book, then second and now third. Every time I go to Tulsa, I make it a point to go to his shop and try to absorb some of the class and style that is such an inherent part of his design philosophy...and I have managed to purchase a bauble or two to add to my own decor. This trip we were fortunate enough to meet Toni Garner at her shop. She's friendly, helpful and her shop smelled like heaven. She was in the midst of a move to a new location and was obviously trying to get a very large order out the door, but she graciously took time to chat about the book with us.The interiors shown in this book probably don't show us much new about French Country design, but the main theme of this book isn't necessarily the interior design, but it serves as a showcase in the use of incredibly beautiful flowers to enhance the overall beauty of these rooms. If a book makes me yearn to step through the pages and take up residence in the houses it chronicles, then it's a winner for me.

I own all of Charles Faudree's books. While this is not my favorite, it is beautiful, inspiring and a pleasure to look at again and again. If you like French influence in decorating you will be happy with this book.

This book seemed to me to be more about the floral designs of Toni Garner. And it could be my fault that I, perhaps, didn't read the description well enough. For me, it's the kind of book to flip through once, and then pass on to a friend.

This rating is based on my love for all Charles Faudree books. It did not disappoint. Not only was it based on Charles Faudree's French decorating but his floral designer's beautiful creations. Great Ideas!

This book was listed as NEW and I do not feel it qualifies as new. There is a black felt marker on the bottom pages and so it is not a book I can give as a gift as I had planned. I am very disappointed. I am thinking about returning it.

I am a huge Charles Faudree fan. This book was my fourth Faudree purchase. I love every room he designs. This book wasn't as special as his others - some of the interiors and décor objects looked very familiar, since I've seen so much of his work. But that won't stop me from purchasing the remaining two Faudree books that I don't have!

I bought this book expecting so much more and I was very disappointed. The pictures are lovely but I've seen them before and the text is nothing new. This is a book formed out of all the stuff that was on the cuttingroom floor from the last books. Save your money and buy gas for your car.

Another wonderful book by Charles his taste is a inspiration to home owners. I was very pleased to see that he kept the wonderful Tole Figures in his own home, that he purchased from me. Ted

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