Gary McBournie

The house that Beth and Michael Jones bought in Weston, Massachusetts was built in the 1880s as a carriage house and barn, a common beginning for what are now some of Weston's prettiest abodes. Through the years and various remodelings, the structure has retained its original peaked entry dormer, stone pilasters, and cupola.

Architect Patrick Ahearn designed a new rear wing for the house and oversaw a reconfiguring of the interior. Early in the construction process, Beth also hired Boston interior design talent Gary McBournie, whose work epitomizes casual sophistication -- exactly the look that Beth wanted for her home.

Design:
Architect: Patrick J. Ahearn, Ahearn/Schopfer and Associates, 160 Commonwealth Ave., Suite L5, Boston, MA 02116; 617/266-1710, ahearnschopfer.com.
Interior designer: Gary McBournie, Gary McBournie Inc. Interior Design and Decoration, 71 Newbury St., Suite 300, Boston, MA 02116; 617/542-5700, gmcbinc.com.

Photographs by Gordon Beall
Text by Krissa Rossbund
Produced by Estelle Bond Guralnick

The living room's second seating area.

Sources:
Red sofa (custom, "Park Avenue"): Jerry Pair & Assoc., 800/909-7247, jerrypair.com, trade only.
Sofa fabric ("Isla''-18): Malabar Fabrics, 877/625-2227, malabarusa.com, trade only.
Knife-edge pillows on sofa (custom): Kim Murphy, 413/967-9775.
Coffee table; Mercury-jar lamps: Sentimento Antiques, 212/750-3111, trade only.
Candlesticks: Hudson, 617/292-0900.
Zinc stars: Antiques on 5, 617/951-0008, trade only.
Area rug (custom): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com, trade only. Club chairs ("D'eauville''): John Boone Inc., 212/758-0012, trade only.
Chair fabric ("Arbre de Vie''/Document #2004028-519): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com, trade only.
Oak side table; painted finials: Carl Todisco Antiques, 617/357-5050.

At the opposite end of the large space that also contains the living room is a dining area. Around the reclaimed-wood trestle-base dining table, chairs in rust-colored Ultrasuede add surprise with a contrasting linen fabric on their backs. The large iron chandelier reminds homeowner Beth Jones of a wagon wheel.

Sources:
Dining table ("Trestle'' base #1106): John Rosselli, 212/593-2060, trade only.
Dining chairs ("Stahl Baroque'' #2017): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, dessinfournir.com, trade only.
Dining-chair fabric ("Almost Suede''/Desert Sunrise #AMS 1052): Paul Brayton Designs, 800/882-4720, paulbraytondesigns.com.
Fabric on dining-chair back ("Newfield Check''/Daffodil #2000135-40): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com, trade only.
Chandelier ("Antonia'' #8059): Ironware International, 800/850-0460, ironwareinternational.com.
Area rug ("Ottoman Interweave''/wool #400-010): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com, trade only.

An antique country display table serves as the dining room sideboard. Two new zinc urns with convincing patina form the bases of lamps topped with rectangular parchment shades.

Beth loves to collect objects full of quirky personality like the three antique soda bottles on the sideboard. On the wall above, an antique hooked rug echoes the strong reds and golds of the room.

Sources:
Sideboard: owner's collection.
Antique urn lamps on sideboard; pair of urns: Antiques on 5, 617/951-0008, trade only.
Antique seltzer bottles: Hudson, 617/292-0900.
Rug over sideboard (1860 New England hearth rug mounted on stretcher): Victor Weinblatt, 413/533-6435.
Wall treatment (custom): Gedas Paskauskas, Studios Inc. 617/233-4307, gedaspaskauskas.com.

A pattern of striking interlocking circles stenciled across the walls of the entry hall often leads visitors to assume that this striking motif sparked the house's decorative plan. But the opposite is true. Part of the original barn, the two-story space had enormous volume and required a pattern that was gutsy and full of personality. McBournie settled on a simple geometric pattern executed in a complex color scheme of red, blue, gold, and yellow to deliver a warm welcome.

"This space was always a question mark that none of us wanted to tackle," says McBournie. "We left it alone and hoped that it would tell us what it wanted. An antique rug directed its pattern, and we applied bright colors that were tempered with an umber wash so it didn't have a psychedelic look."

Sources:
Wall treatment (custom): Gedas Paskauskas Studios Inc., 617/233-4307, gedaspaskauskas.com.
Pendant lantern: owner's collection.
Sofa (custom): Connors Design, 508/429-4980.
Sofa fabric ("Sondma Gingham'' #LFY29407F, discontinued): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Tea bin beside sofa: antique.
Candelabra sconces (custom); wire planter (antique): Faustina Pace Antiques, 561/804-6682, trade only.
Upholstered fauteuil: Amy Perlin Antiques, 212/593-5756.
Console table ("Bastille,'' discontinued): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, hollyhunt.com, trade only.
Table lamp (from architectural remnant): owner's collection.
Mirror over console (sand-cast gear-form mirror c.1920); lamp on console (mid-19th-century sand-painted woden urn, New England): Victor Weinblatt, 413/533-6435.
Area rug in front of bench (custom); striped rug under fauteuil (custom); stair runner (custom): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com, trade only.

Although its fittings are all new, the kitchen was made to recall the past with subtle barn references. Exposed beams on the vaulted ceiling enhance the imperfect texture of a lighting fixture crafted from antique iron. The long center island is painted in the red of a distressed barn. With its beadboard construction, turned legs, and aged wood top, it could easily pass as an antique worktable.

Sources:
Chandelier ("Turin'' #6025): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, dessinfournir.com, trade only.
Lantern at window: Antiques on 5, 617/951-0008, trade only.
Countertop: honed black granite.
Bar stools ("Village''): Crate & Barrel, 800/996-9960, crateandbarrel.com.
Paint: custom.

The breakfast nook nestles into a window bay, the alcove given architectural interest with a pair of antique wooden brackets found by Beth at a flea market. Chairs were slipcovered in tweed and banded in red piping. The table and chairs rest on a hand-braided rug that forms a series of circles.

Sources:
Pedestal table; chairs: owner's collection.
Fabric on chair seat and back ("Oscar''/Jaune #7338-06 by Boussac): Pierre Frey, 212/213-3099, trade only.
Fabric on chair front ("Tullgarn''/Saffron #105155 by Travers): Zimmer +Rohde, 212/748-7925, trade only.
Red trim on chairs (#F199-2): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, osborneandlittle.com, trade only.
Lantern (French tole #700-1): Michael Smith Reproduction Furniture, 310/315-3018, michaelsmithinc.com, trade only.
Slipcover fabrication: Kim Murphy, 413/967-9775.
Area rug (custom): Country Braid House, 603/286-4511, countrybraidhouse.com.
Valance fabric (#F15475-0001, discontinued): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186, trade only.
Architectural corbels (mid 19th-century New England): Victor Weinblatt, 413/533-6435.

A mélange of pretty fabrics gives the master bedroom visual interest. Silk panels over embroidered sheers at the windows, a quilted coverlet and plaid skirt on the bed, and a cut-velvet upholstered bench all work together for a serene ambience. A sofa in tweed cotton sports soft cotton pillows.

Sources:
Bed; bench; Fortuny ceiling fixture: owner's collection.
Bed-skirt fabric ("Cabrieres''): Pierre Frey, 212/213-3099, trade only.
Drapery fabric ("Serenity''/Azure #2511-09 by Larsen): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, trade only.
Sheer fabric ("Kafi'' #04, discontinued): Malabar, 877/625-2227, malabarusa.com, trade only.
Sofa (custom): Connors Design, 508/429-4980.
Sofa fabric ("Well Woven''/Haystack #1432-07 by Great Plains): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, hollyhunt.com, trade only.
Sofa trim ("Complement Loop Border''/Ocean #39076-267, discontinued): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com, trade only.
Floral pillow on sofa; striped pillow on sofa: FDO Group, 617/737-2800, fdogroup.com, trade only.
Upholstered chair by sofa: owner's collection; garden urn/side table beside chair; upholstered club chair; upholstered bench: owner's collection.
Coffee table: Antiques on 5, Antiques on 5, 617/951-0008, trade only.
Night stands ("Veneto Cabinets''): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com, trade only.
Lamps: Blanche P. Field, 617/423-0715, trade only.
Carpet ("Teague''/Beige): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com, trade only.
Paint: custom.

Ask Gary McBournie to describe his style, and he'll tell you he doesn't have one. "I'm not formulaic, and I don't want to do the same design over and over," he says. But his work does have certain distinct aspects that we count on. His infectious fusion of happy palettes, charming geometrics, and fresh spins on antiques-all polished to casual perfection-consistently wow us. That livable but sophisticated approach has made McBournie such a favorite at Traditional Home that his rooms have been seen here again and again, first appearing in our May '93 editon.

In addition to the range of elegantly casual client projects and his own abodes that this Boston talent has shared with our readers, he has seamlessly bridged Traditional Home from one millennium to the next. When it came time to produce the magazine's 10th anniversary issue in 1999, we called on McBournie to introduce a fresh Y2K update to a living room re-created from our inaugural year. In 2000, when Traditional Home brought together a team of esteemed designers for our Built for Women showhouse, we chose him to design the grand entry foyer of the Manhattan residence.

Charles Faudree

Best known for his toile touch and French forte, Charles Faudree was asked to bring both of those trademarks to the design of Julie Nickel's house in Tulsa. "The house is one of Tulsa's most beautiful, gracious old homes. It's a big three-story that was built from 1929 to 1932 by an oil baron. Over the years, it had fallen into disrepair. Julie wanted to bring it back to its original elegance and beyond, but with French style," the designer explains.

Accompanying the living room's formal silk-swagged draperies, gilt mirror, and three-tier crystal chandelier are furnishings scaled and cushioned for comfort. A pair of long, beefy sofas are as appropriate for an afternoon nap for the kids and their parents (the fat upholstered rolled arms seem destined to cradle heads) as they are for seating well-heeled guests at a glittering charity fund-raiser. Beefiness doesn't trump beauty, either-the roomy sofas feature detailing with darker welting and dainty silk frogs on their skirts, rendering them Francophile-friendly.

Design:
Interior designer: Charles Faudree, Charles Faudree Inc., 1345 E. 15th St., Tulsa, OK 74120; 918/747-9706, charlesfaudree.com.

Text by Candace Ord Manroe
Photographs by Jenifer Jordan


Sources:
Sofas ("Hampton Sofa'' #1014): Cameron Collection, 214/752-4421, cameroncollection.com, trade only.
Sofa fabric ("Melo''/Caramel #403966 by Travers, discontinued): Zimmer +Rohde, 212/758-7925, trade only.
Flat welt trim on sofa (silk sateen in Sanskrit #92916-09); frog trim on sofa: Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068, trade only.
loral pillows on sofa (antique tapestry): custom.
Green pillow on sofa (custom beaded silk pillow): Villa Melrose Antiques, 323/934-8130.
Coffee tables ("Warwick'' #6169.14): Minton-Spidell, 310/836-0403, trade only.
Chair by mantel (custom): Charles Faudree Inc., 918/747-9706, charlesfaudree.com.
Chair fabric ("Marquis'' #26217-002): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com, trade only.
Gilded end tables: Grandeur Inc, 770/330-7444.
Rug (custom): Edward Fields, 212/310-0400, edwardfields.com, trade only. Tufted ottoman: Thayer Upholstery, 918/682-4581, thayerupholstery.net.
Ottoman fabric ("Verrier''/Aqua, Topaz #GG31796200): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186, trade only.
Ottoman trims ("Traviatta Small Cable with Tape''/Cream, Rose, Ice Blue #90508.05/2 and "Traviatta Large Fringe''/Cream, Rose, Ice Blue #90507.05/2): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com, trade only.
Wing chair in foreground; bergère in front of ottoman: Villa Melrose Antiques, 323/934-8130.
Wing-chair and bergère fabric ("Imperatrice'' #26218): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com, trade only.
Chandelier (antique); wall sconce; fireplace surround (black marble): original to house.
Art over mantel (by Leonard Wren); art on easel (by Derek Penix): Royce Myers Art Ltd., 918/582-0288, roycemyers.com.
Demilune beside mantel: George N Antiques, 212/935-4005, georgenantiques.com.
Mirror over demilune: Grandeur Inc., 770/330-7444.
Drapery ("Florian Stripe'' #270065): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186, trade only.
Drapery trim (#17205, discontinued): Novel, through Interior Trade Cartel, 888/887-1914, trade only.
Drapery hardware: B. Berger Fine Fabrics, 800/288-3586, bberger.com, trade only.
Piano: Steinway, steinway.com.
Candelabra on piano; small stool beside piano; accessories on coffee tables: owner's collection.
Stool fabric (#26217-002): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, trade only.
Wall paint ("Ceylon Ivory'' #2101); ceiling and trim paint ("Bone White'' #2054 FB): Pratt & Lambert Paints, 800/289-7728.

Panels above the dining room doors and mantel were hand-painted by local artist Janet Davis to go with the room's soft celery palette. The crystal and rock-crystal chandelier is custom. Cut velvet upholsters new French-style chairs at the custom table.Lavish embroidered silk draperies are crowned with bespoke gilded cornices. All plasterwork is original.

Sources:
Table (custom, by Carl Akins): E.C. Dicken Inc., 214/742-4801, ecdicken.com, trade only.
Host and hostess chairs; side chairs ("L'Avant Chair'' #3449.11): Minton-Spidell, 310/836-0403, trade only.
Chair fabric ("Wisteria Orientale''/Antique Moss #9583-02): Glant Textiles Corp., 800/884-5268, glant.com, trade only.
Chandelier (custom, silver and rock crystal); sconces: Villa Melrose Antiques, 323/934-8130.
Rug (custom): Edward Fields, 212/310-0400, edwardfields.com, trade only.
Drapery ("Nijinsky Silk''/Sage): Carleton V, 212/355-4525, trade only.
Drapery trim (#TF-5055, color 18): Global House of Trims, 213/744-1555, ghtrims.com, trade only.
Drapery tassels ("Antica Tassel Tieback''/Antique #35714-9820 by Houlès): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, trade only.
Drapery hardware (18th-Century French Lattice, Pelmet Collection, #C-10): Manor House, 901/861-1957.
Demilune: Grandeur Inc., 770/330-7444.
Wall paint ("Ceylon Ivory'' #2101); ceiling and trim paint ("Bone White'' #2054 FB): Pratt & Lambert Paints, 800/289-7728.
Painted panels (Custom Murals by Janet Davis): through Charles Faudree Inc., 918/747-9706.
Candlesticks on mantel (antique gilt doré): Bijan Royal, 212/533-6390.
Clock on mantel (antique): George N Antiques, 212/935-4005, georgenantiques.com.
Antique silver compotes and epergne: owner's collection.

Illuminated by an antique tole chandelier, a vintage drop-leaf table accommodates the breakfast room's banquette and new chairs. Candlesticks from the Paris flea market adorn the table, and antique garden prints add interest to the walls.

Sources:
Wallpaper ("Pushkin'' #NCW645-02 by Nina Campbell): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, osborneandlittle.com, trade only.
Drapery and banquette cushions ("Malloy'' #LFY10308F): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Drapery trim ("Oleander Fringe'' #90596.05/8): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com, trade only.
Drapery hardware (custom iron): Creative Metal Works, 918/838-2563.
Café curtains: World Linen & Textile Co., 213/748-1370, worldlinen.com.
Dining table; candlesticks: owner's collection.
Chairs: AGR Collection, through Elysee Collection, 919/967-8686.
Chair-seat fabric ("Feathers''): George Smith Hand Made Furniture & Fabrics, 212/226-4747, georgesmith.com, trade only.
Chandelier (antique tole): Dale Gillman Antique Warehouse, 918/592-2900.
Prints (antique Luyten Garden views): Banks Fine Art, 214/352-1811, banksfineart.com.
Tableware ("Audun Ferme''): Villeroy & Boch, 800/845-5376, villeroyboch.com.
Ceiling and trim paint ("Bone White'' #2054 FB): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728.
Flooring: original oak floors.

A custom shell chandelier announces informality in the sunroom, which Faudree lightened without sacrificing the original wallpaper. Curtains are bordered with laminated leaves.

Sources:
Sofa at window: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Sofa fabric ("SousSous''/Menthe #92907-1): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068, trade only.
Floral pillow on sofa ("Les Papillons Exotique'' #173410.00): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com, trade only.
Rectangular pillow on sofa (custom beaded silk pillow): Villa Melrose Antiques, 323/934-8130.
Round end table: Grandeur Inc., 770/330-7444.
Lamp on end table ("Round Balustrade Lamps'' #F-LP-04, with custom shade): Formations, 310/659-3062, trade only.
Chairs ("Ambrose Chair'' #314-03, discontinued): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Floral fabric on chair seats and bolster pillows ("Les Papillons Exotique Cotton Print''/Multi on White #173410.00): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com, trade only.
Celadon garden stools: Baoku, 310/836-6068, baoku.us.
Round coffee table (custom): Iron Decor Inc., 918/584-2080.
Large candlesticks on coffee table (Paris flea market): owner's collection.
"Silver-leaf shell" on coffee table (#DL-AC275, antique white gold): Dennis & Leen, 310/652-0855, trade only.

The horse's head on the kitchen range hood was originally a butcher's shop sign; the backsplash is an antique fireback found at the Paris flea market.

Sources:
Range: Wolf, 800/332-9513, wolfappliance.com.
Cabinetry; island; armoire/cabinet; oven hood (custom): Jay Rambo Co., 800/647-2626, jayrambo.com.
Cabinetry hardware: Bouvet, 415/864-0273, bouvet.com.
Horse head (antique); metal plaque behind stove (antique); brackets flanking range: owner's collection.
Lantern wall light (custom painted by Janet Davis): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com, trade only.
Countertop: Goldenleaf Granite.
Pot rack (antique): owner's collection.
Bar stool in front of island ("Jacobean Barstool #5900.28B): Minton-Spidell, 310/836-0403, trade only.
Bar-stool fabric (discontinued): Marvic Textiles, through Jerry Pair & Assoc., 212/546-9001, trade only.
Wall paint ("Chamois'' #2108); ceiling and trim paint ("Bone White'' #2054 FB): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.

Florals and stripes knit the master bedroom together, while a plaid skirt calls attention to the bed. A custom loveseat joined by a pair of antique French chairs and a coffee table-all from the Paris flea market-create a comfortable sitting area in front of the spacious window. Antique porcelain cherub lamps rest on new gilded end tables.The chandelier is original.

"Except for a few spaces, there's nothing casual about the home's design, but it is still very comfortable," Faudree says. "That's what makes it so livable."

Sources:
Poster bed ("Fruili Bed" #B-19); end table beside bed: Patina Inc., 800/635-4365, patinainc.com.
Love seat (custom): Thayer Upholstery, 918/682-4581, thayerupholstery.net.
Love-seat fabric ("Farleigh''/Cream #401379 by Travers): Zimmer + Rohde, 212/758-7925, trade only.
Striped pillow on love seat ("Bellegarde'' #266648-007): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com, trade only.
Drapery; floral pillow on love seat (#3356C #1): World Linen & Textile Co., 213/748-1370, worldlinen.com.
Drapery trim (#WW6/Antique): Dogwood Fabrics, 800/883-5500, trade only.
Rectangular pillow on love seat; table lamps (antique, with custom shades): Villa Melrose Antiques, 323/934-8130.
Gilded end tables: Grandeur Inc., 770/330-7444.
Coffee table (antique); chair at left of love seat (antique): owner's collection.
Striped chair fabric (#26648-007): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com, trade only.
Wallpaper ("Parchment Panel'' #PC86901): Zoffany, 800/395-8760, zoffany.com.
Ceiling and trim paint ("Bone White'' #2054 FB): Pratt & Lambert Paints, 800/289-7728.
Desk and chair (antique); chandelier (antique, original to house); end table; bench: owner's collection.
Bench fabric (#24647-156): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com. trade only.
Carpet ("Lanai,'' discontinued): Fabrica, 800/854-0357, fabrica.com.
Bed-skirt fabric ("Lisa Marie''/Salmon #9182): Duncan Tickings, 405/528-5480.
Bed-skirt trim ("Liliana''/Tourmaline #1673305): Fabricut, 800/999-8200, fabricut.com, trade only.
Bed cover ("Farleigh''/Cream #401379): Travers, 212/888-7900, trade only.
Trim on bed cover ("Zingari''/Tourmaline #1675105, and "Liliana''/Tourmaline #1673305): Fabricut, 800/999-8200, fabricut.com, trade only.

No Faudree design is complete without his signature touch of toile, as found in this bedroom, where it drapes extravagantly from a Louis XVI-style bed. An antique vanity at the foot of the bed is accompanied by a French chair from the Paris flea market.

Sources:
Bed (custom, "Louis XVI'' #0596): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com, trade only.
Toile bed cover, bed drapery, fabric panels in cupboard ("Sonnet 14 Toile''/Pink #71223-107): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com, trade only.
Bed-skirt fabric; bed drapery lining ("Tia''/Cameo #8299): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
Large shams on bed ("Mini Pedris''/Azalea): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777, robertallendesign.com, trade only.
Check pillow fabric ("Lissette Silk Plaid'' #60240): Schumacher, fschumacher.com, trade only.
Monogrammed pillow fabric ("Silk Suede''/Dusty Rose, discontinued): S. Harris & Co., 800/999-5600, sharris.com, trade only.
Vanity: Bijan Royal, 212/533-6390. Vanity chair: owner's collection. Cupboard (custom): David Hollingsworth, 918/637-9918.
Wallpaper (#NCW510-04 by Nina Campbell): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, trade only.
Ceiling and trim paint ("Bone White'' #2054 FB): Pratt & Lambert Paints, 800/289-7728.
Carpet: owner's collection.

An antique chest was custom-painted and topped with an antique mirror.

"I'm a big believer in the mix," Charles says. "A single object on a tabletop or a single work of art on the wall can be nice, but for me, mixing collections provides the most excitement. Instead of grouping the pieces from only one collection, which typically limits you to 'like' objects, I like to combine different collections to ensure a mix of textures and shapes and even history, to increase the visual interest of the arrangement.

"The mix in the girl's bedroom shown here is more about pattern than collectibles. Pink toile on the little chair and bed curtains mixes with stripes on the wall, a hand-painted floral design on the commode, and florals on the lamp and lampshade. Start with a pivotal fabric, then mix other patterns of different scales from the same color family."

Sources:
Dresser (antique, custom painted by Janet Davies): Charles Faudree Antiques, 918/747-9706, charlesfaudree.com.
Mirror (custom painted by Janet Davies): John Rosselli, 212/772-2137, trade only.
Lamp on dresser (antique): Villa Melrose Antiques, 323/934-8130.
Shade (custom): Sew-N-Sew, 918/582-3680.

If you sense a kinship between Charles Faudree and Traditional Home, you're right. The Tulsa interior designer and the 20-year-old magazine grew up together, rising to national prominence at around the same time, leaning on each other to get there, and refining their looks as the years marched by. Faudree's work first appeared in the magazine 19 years ago, as TH toddled into its second year of existence. That story (February 1990) featured a Tulsa home he designed. Even then, he wielded a highly decorative style lush with objects and patterns for an "elegantly eclectic environment that is at once French and English, formal and casual, feminine and masculine." The very next issue, April 1990, served up more -- a 200-year-old saltbox he had transplanted to Tulsa as his own home.

Over the next two decades, we featured nine more Faudree designs, seven of them being his own homes. (The antique saltbox was short-lived for Faudree, a rolling stone who declares that each new house "is the best and my last!") Three times his own homes made our covers: in April 1991, and for Holiday issues in 2000 and 2002. We watched as his fondness for English florals waned and his French style bloomed in full. In May 1995, he was a TH Design Award winner. Like the magazine he grew up with, this traditionalist is still evolving.

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The horse's head on the kitchen range hood was originally a butcher's shop sign; the backsplash is an antique fireback found at the Paris flea market.

Sources:
Range: Wolf, 800/332-9513, wolfappliance.com.
Cabinetry; island; armoire/cabinet; oven hood (custom): Jay Rambo Co., 800/647-2626, jayrambo.com.
Cabinetry hardware: Bouvet, 415/864-0273, bouvet.com.
Horse head (antique); metal plaque behind stove (antique); brackets flanking range: owner's collection.
Lantern wall light (custom painted by Janet Davis): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com, trade only.
Countertop: Goldenleaf Granite.
Pot rack (antique): owner's collection.
Bar stool in front of island ("Jacobean Barstool #5900.28B): Minton-Spidell, 310/836-0403, trade only.
Bar-stool fabric (discontinued): Marvic Textiles, through Jerry Pair & Assoc., 212/546-9001, trade only.
Wall paint ("Chamois'' #2108); ceiling and trim paint ("Bone White'' #2054 FB): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.

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