Flowers, Furniture and Faudree

July 17, 2014

By Tab Byrum

When I started planning this week of posts focusing on all things French in design I really wanted a post covering flowers.  I love flowers so much, and the gorgeous floral arrangements  you could buy in Paris are one of the things that stand out for me.  I began Googling and looking on Pinterest for “French Floral Arrangements”, I looked up French florists and then it suddenly dawned on me of an Oklahoma tie to French flower arrangements.faudreefloral_1


In 2008 noted Oklahoma Interior Desinger and Tulsa resident Charles Faudree published a book called 
Country French Florals & Interiors.  In this book Faudree works in conjunction with  Tulsa floral designer Toni Garner, together the two create gorgeous scenes of French Country furniture and accessories accented with amazing flowers.

Image courtesy of Amazon

Image courtesy of Amazon

Toni Garner talks about how flower arrangements can have added importance when extra thought is given to their container, using something that the client already owns adds a little more charm to the flowers.faudreefloral_3

Today’s post is made up of images from this gorgeous book, if you have a chance, check it out and add it to your collection of great design books.

A gorgeous floral handbag

A gorgeous floral handbag at a lady’s place at the table.

A Christmas Amaryllis, note the container and ornaments at the base.

A Christmas Amaryllis, note the container and ornaments around the base.

Creamy and dreamy Ranuculas

Creamy and dreamy Ranunculus

Green goes with everything.

Green goes with everything

Can't you just smell the roses and pine?

Can’t you just smell the roses and pine?

faudreefloral_6Toni Garner and Lily, Owner of Toni’s Flowers and Gifts
Image courtesy of  Tulsa People

Oklahoma Interior Designer Charles Faudree 1938-2013

Oklahoma Interior Designer Charles Faudree 

1938-2013

Portrait of Charles Faudree from Savannah Book Festival

Floral and furntire photos by photographer Rick Stiller

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