Series: Home Reference
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Gibbs Smith; First Edition edition (March 28, 2008)
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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