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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Charles Faudree

Degree in Art, Northeastern University
Stint at the Kansas City Art Institute
Decorated first home for his sister at age 38.  Work has appeared in Veranda, House Beautiful, Southern Living, Southern Accents, Traditional Home, Renovations Style, House and Garden and Country Living.
1995 - received Traditional Home's Designer of the Year award.
2002, 2003 and 2004 - chosen as one of the "Top Designers in America" by House Beautiful.
His book, French Country Signature, is in it's ninth printing.  Other books include Charles Faudree's Country French LivingCharles Faudree's Country French Florals and Interiors and Charles Faudree's Interiors.
Has his own fabric line with Vervain.
Owner of Charles Faudree, Antiques and Interiors.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dorothy Draper

"No schooling to speak of, except that I was brought up where I had the privilege of being constantly in touch with surroundings of pleasant good taste."  Dorothy Draper
Started the first interior design firm in the U.S. in 1923.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nicholas Haslam

Studied art at Eton College and attended Corsham Court Art School.
Design firm, NH Design
Named to Architectural Digest's AD 100.
Keynote speaker at Design Leadership Summit in Venice.
Line of candles and fabrics.
Work featured in Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, Vogue, House & Garden, Elle Decor and Traditional Home.
Film about his life, High Society, produced by Hannah Rothschild.
Books:  Sheer Opulence, and Redeeming Features

Monday, July 19, 2010

David Netto

Dropped out of Harvard's Graduate School of Design Architecture program to pursue a career in interior design.
Firm:  David Netto Design
Furniture Line:  Netto Collection which introduced modern children's furniture to the industry.
Work featured in Elle Decor, W Magazine, Vogue, House & Home, House Beautiful, Interiors and Domino.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Miles Redd

Degree in film from NYU.
Named Creative Director for De La Renta Home in 2003.
Work featured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, New York Magazine, House & Garden, W, and Country Life.
And yes, those doors are upholstered in zebra and trimmed with nailhead.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

S. R. Gambrel

I downloaded so many of Mr. Gambrel's rooms that I nearly crashed my computer.  The hall with the red framed black and whites has been a favorite for years.  I just never paid attention to whose it was.  Amazing. 
Degree in Architecture - University of Virginia

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Darryl Carter

Law Degree - Georgetown University
Designs for Frontgate, The Urban Electric Company, (also designed lines in the past for Neiman Marcus and Thomasville Home Furnishings).
Selected as one of Elle Decor's 25 A-List Designers.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sarah Richardson

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
Four successful TV shows -
    1) Room Service
    2) Design Inc.
    3) Sarah's House
    4) Sarah's Cottage
Named as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40
Youngest designer to be named one of Canada's foremost "stylemakers" by Canadian House and Home
Furniture Line
Paint Collection