“God is in the details” is an oft-quoted saying attributed Mies van der Rohe, the architect of modern glass, steel and concrete buildings.
Charles Faudree loves details too; however, Faudree’s world is lush and layered. He’s an American interior designer whose traditional decor has been featured in prominent shelter magazines like House Beautiful and Veranda.
In his newest book, Faudree zeroes in on the details that contribute to the lavish look.
Think carefully crafted still life of beautiful objects (or, if you prefer, objets). A collection of bronze dogs sits on a rare upholstery-topped table; real life fur-ball, Cavalier King Charles spaniel, lolls nearby on the sofa.
Draperies are trimmed with tassels; lampshades are edged with braid and baubles. Walls are papered or studded with pretty collections of china and dog portraits. In an entrance hall, an antique French floor clock sets the tone.
If you love traditional interiors filled with lots of lovely things, this book is for you.