Thinking of redecorating your home? Here’s a suggestion – use Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as the theme and your rooms will definitely have that designer look!

The late Charles Faudree was a very popular interior designer in Tulsa, Oklahoma who was famous also for featuring his Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in his books about his design successes.  He even designed a toile fabric aptly called Cavalier Toile. This fabric comes in several colors, is quite beautiful and very expensive.

In one of Faudree’s most famous books, Charles Faudree Home by Charles Faudree, Francesanne Tucker and Jenifer Jordan, he described in detail how to design your house around your Cavaliers. He also featured his Cavaliers on the covers of several of his other books as well.


Another famous designer Mario Buatta, is the interior designer who made Cavalier King Charles Spaniel artwork a decorating icon. He has been adding paintings of Cavaliers King Charles Spaniels to the walls and tabletops of nearly every one of his clients' homes since the 1960s. In his book, Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Design by Mario Buatta, Emily Evans Eerdmans and Paige Rense there are 400+ pages, richly illustrated with color photos of the interiors of dozens of homes. Cavalier lovers will not be disappointed. Here is a picture of one of his most renowned Cavalier tributes.


If fussy French and English country decorating is not for you but you still want to have Cavaliers in your decorating scheme there are some amusing as well as charming items for you to purchase from Cavalier wallpaper, to tabletop décor to mailboxes.



And of course if decorating your home with Cavaliers isn’t for you watch for special fundraising events from Cavalier Rescue USA that feature Cavaliers depicted on an assortment of items. Nothing better than to support CR-USA and get something nice for you or your dog!

By Shelley Greggs


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