For this week’s weekly design inspiration, I am inspired by Charles Faudree’s Christmas cabin. I really love his style and wish he were still around.
Photos Jennifer Jordan, Captions Kristine Kennedy, by Traditional Home.
Designer Charles Faudree replaced a stone fireplace with a Louis XVI mantelpiece and matching side cupboards. The focus of the mantel’s winter scene is an 18th-century, hand-carved wooden horse and carriage.
Only a rafters-high Christmas tree could compete with the “big room’s” 18th-century Belgian Verdure tapestry. Nicholas, a cavalier King Charles spaniel, and the cabin’s top dog, remains unimpressed.
The 19th-century French country chaise longue in a casual ticking stripe offers fine views of Spring Creek.
A 19th-century Swedish secretary from the Gustavian period displays a French tureen and fits easily into the cabin’s country spirit.
Charles created his own old-world kitchen with walls of open shelving for his many collections, including Staffordshire chickens and a mixture of blue-and-white porcelain made in China, England, and Spain. The 19th-century Napoleon III tole tray features a charming winter scene.
Wallpaper that mimics barn siding is a rustic backdrop for framed tiles and pewter pieces. Staffordshire chicken lamps, on a 19th-century pine buffet, flank a still life from the 1800s. Louis XVI chairs are covered in a small-scale country print.
Above the mantel, a garland of greens, fresh eucalyptus, berries, and miniature apples and pears surrounds a child’s portrait from the Louis XV period.
Nicholas enjoys a snooze on the grand circa-1800 Edwardian bed. Charles added the iron tester so canopy panels could hide the original log cabin’s front door, behind the headboard. Swedish checks and stripes from the rest of the house are carried into the room, but the blues are darker in deference to the log walls.
The master bedroom is an appropriate setting for a vintage portrait of a British soldier. To the right of the original stone fireplace is a toile-covered wing chair from Charles’s custom furniture line. The horn chair at left is an English antique.
The guest bathroom’s zinc tub is 18th-century French. Tulsa artist Janet Davie painted the vanity—an antique chest—in the Swedish style. The painted motifs she created echo the curves within the blue squirrel-print wallpaper.
Read the entire article here. Really a lovely article with even more pictures!