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02 August, 2012

Faudree Inspired Living Room Redo

I’ve made a few changes in my living room today…shopping the house and pulling out more of my favorite blue and white and adding some pops of green because…when I came home yesterday Charles Faudree was waiting for me on my porch!

Or at least his latest book…Home. I am sooo excited! If you have followed my blog for very long, you know that I think he is the man…the font of all knowledge when it comes to Country French! And his latest book does not disappoint! It is filled with fabulous photographs of his amazing rooms…great mixes of fabrics, antique French furniture and marvelous collections of plates and more!  And best of all…lots of color!

coffee tableI was so inspired by a blue and white arrangement that I found in one of the photos that I decided to give my living room a little makeover...starting with a coffee table revamp! I just used three big statement pieces…simple. I have to control myself because I like “little” and tend to use a lot of small things. I am trying to make myself use fewer and bigger pieces.

BK Our co-host Baby Kitty seems unconcerned since he knows I am using Charles Faudree as my example and I don’t need a lot of help from him today.

living room Here it is! I think I like the uncluttered look! I am really liking those green pears!

lamp Here’s where they were before…and I liked them there, too. I may have to be on the hunt for more green! And…what do you think of my new lamp? I got it from my favorite flea/antique market with every intention of painting it a creamy white and then distressing it. I just plopped it down on the table and then realized that I love it green! Doesn’t it have a fabulous and unusual shape? I have a little "paint it white or leave it green" poll going on my Facebook page here if you'd like to voice your opinion. So far it looks like green is winning!

mantel And on the mantel…more blue and white with pops of green! It’s an arrangement I have used before, but with a painting behind it. I think I like it better with the mirror. You can get a peek at more blue and white on my hutch in the reflection.

sheepAnd at the center of it all…my favorite sheep! I walked past him and wanted him for two years before I finally gave in and bought him. Thank goodness he waited for me!

Charles Faudree InspiredAnd there you have it…my Faudree inspired living room! Once again, my main man Charles Faudree has validated my idea of all that is Country French! And…I am happy because I shopped the house so my makeover was virtually free! And best of all...I have a whole new go-to book when I need some decorating ideas! Yaaay!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Faudree inspired living room! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Marty at A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Sizzle into Summer

Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

44 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Debbie! Now I need to go have a look for Home! I love Charles Faudree!

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  2. stunning.. I love the pops of green and that us a wonderful unique lamp.

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  3. Lovely, gorgeous and inspiring...that's YOU! I do love your blue with the bright, fun green!

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  4. Love it! I saw this book in a shop today -- didn't buy it yet.

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  5. I love the new look Debbie! So fresh! Also, I would die to have that darling sheep. I'm really in to lambs and sheep. Can you divulge where to get one like it?

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  6. That looks wonderful. I love simple too, but tend to use too many small pieces at times. Your coffee table is perfect. Love your house...the mantel is gorgeous as well. I'll have to find this book!! :)

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  7. Love the use of green with blue & white! Great lamp!

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  8. Great look, Debbie! The touches of green are so pretty - very alive. And I agree about the green lamp....it's a keeper-color! Your mantel is beautiful, too - love the versatility of a mirror. Linda

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  9. But,of course, it is beautiful! Now You've inspired me to make some changes, too!

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  10. Thanks, everyone! Nanci...it came from a flea/antique market...only one I have ever seen like it!...Debbie

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  11. Debbie- How very, very gorgeous! I absolutely love Charles Faudrie. I think he is so talented....can't get much better than that. Enjoy poring over that book- xo Diana

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  12. Debbie, I especially like the look of the mantel. Did I ever tell you that I feel in love with that darling sheep the first time you showed us a picture of it. It was in a post of photos of what was in the shop. Guess it was when you first saw it. Well, last year while at a local consignment shop, there was one waiting for moi! So now one resides here at HFTS. I came across another one of these, but a different animal (a pig I think), but it just didn't tug at my heart. I left it for someone else to discover. Thanks for the heads up on the new book. I'll order a copy. ~ Sarah

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  13. Hi Debbie. Everything is so pretty and especially the mantel! I love that sheep and glad he waited on you! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Pretty room, and so fresh!! I love the mirror over your mantle too.

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  15. Lovin' it. So pretty. Got to hit the book store and get that book. I also love the green. Adds that pop. Good job!

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  16. Those pears just tied that green lamp right in! Love the mantel!

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  17. Gorgeous!!! I love blue and white pieces! And you have displayed them so beautifully! And I really like your green lamp! I'm going to have to check out this book! Sounds like great inspiration! :)

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  18. I've know you did a jig with the arrival of the new book! I love what you've done to your coffee table and the mantle. That little sheep figurine is adorable and looks great there. Thanks for sharing your new look.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  19. Love the new look- the pops of green are wonderful! I'm so glad you showed us your green lamp. I bought two lamps at thrift stores, trying to figure out what color to paint them, was thinking cream- now I think I'll paint at least one of them a color- hmm, purple? green like yours?

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  20. Hi Debbie, I love the green with the blue and white. So refreshing. I must get a copy of that book. Isn't it fun to shop the house and rearrange? It's amazing how much stuff there is to decorate with. Love your new arrangements.

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  21. Oh a new book. Love all of his and your new arrangements are beautiful. I think a touch of green is always fabulous. Thanks for linking up. Hugs, Marty

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  22. I'm glad that sheep waited for you too - it looks fabulous. Love the changes and the new lamp. Enjoy your posts so much!

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  23. Debbie,
    Your living room make~over is stunning! Had I not seen the green pears on the coffee table and the green on the mantle, I would have voted to paint the lamp white...but the green is working well here, dear friend!!! Your living room is gorgeous!!! So~o~o nice to have Baby Kitty's help, should you need it!!! He's such a charmer!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  24. This is just so pretty, Debbie--I especially like that green lamp--how cool is that?? I love color, and I love seeing it next to your neutral walls--it's all lovely! I will have to look for the Home book by Faudree, because he is new to me. Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  25. Your blues and greens offer cush a coolness for an August day. I love the freshness your decor offers!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  26. Sighing! Adore the blue, white and the green! Just wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Saw you over at Romantic Home. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-8.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  27. Debbie...I too am a Charles Faudree fan...have all his books that I love to reference....The blue and white with the "apple green" is so classic...looks fantatic on your table....just makes me smile !....

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  28. Great look, love the blue and white piece then adding the green was a perfect touch.

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  29. I'm a new time follower & am so inspired by your blog. I've had a love affair with blue & white for ages and even have the same ginger jar you have in this post. I love the way you've arranged everything. Simple and not busy allows for the pottery/china & surrounding elements to shine. Thank you for sharing this eye candy...I have a bit of an addiction as well.

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  30. I didn't know Mr. Faudree had a new book. I feel a little out of the loop... :( I'll check it out. I love the pop of green with my blue and white. But I really love it with black, blue and white! :) Yummy!

    ~Liz

    P.S. Hi to Baby Kitty!

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  31. Love, love your blue ware! If you ever need to store it, I have lots of room! Like the combination of the green with it.

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  32. Debbie - You have a beautiful home. I love the pop of green with the blue. It really works! I am lucky to live in Tulsa where Charles Faudree is and he is a real inspiration. Love his shop

    Judy

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  33. Debbie, How in the world did I not know Faudree had a new book? I'll be placing my order as soon as I finish here. Your vignettes are beautiful and the green lamp is a keeper. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party.

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  34. The pears are so reflective of your blog. I love love the lamp in green. Your images are gorgeous.

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  35. So pretty. Debbie! The green lamp is a really pretty pop of color! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  36. Love Faudree as well. I have all but that book -- I'll have to go check out Amazon.com! I've been to his shop in tulsa -- that was awesome! Love what you did. They were nice where they were before -- but really like where you moved them to!

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  37. LoveCharles Faudree and also blue and white.! Your table is perfect and I love the table behind the sofa also.

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  38. Faudrie IS the man!!! I love his work and I adore anything with blue and white! Your pices are so pretty. The green lamp IS a keeper. XO, Pinky

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  39. Love that green lamp!! Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  40. Must have one of those sheep! Did you buy him new? Please tell us where. If he was used, does he have any markings so I can google him? LOVE that sheep!

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous!

    So neat...

    Happy TTT... TS and a great week-end ahead.

    Greetings from rainy Stockholm,
    /CC

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  42. Hi Junkie Junkeldorf! Sorry...the sheep has no markings at all. I got him at a flea/antique market and have not seen another one since. Wish I could be more help!...Debbie

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  43. Beautiful Debbie!! Don't know how I missed this post?!? Love that green lamp! Heading over to Amazon now to order his new book.

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  44. I'm not on facebook, but I vote to KEEP IT GREEN! ctd

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie