COTE DE TEXAS: The Skirted Roundtable – New This Week!

The Skirted Roundtable – New This Week!


image A room designed by interior great Charles Faudree.  What would you imagine a room like this would cost?   Myself, I would put it at close to a quarter to half a million dollars!  What is your guess?


This week The Skirted Roundtable discusses the true costs involved with hiring interior designers – how much do rooms REALLY cost?  Hear the three of us talk about how we deal with budgets and today’s high price of furniture, labor, and fabric.   Go here to listen.



imageThe original living room – designed by Madeline Stuart for the rock star’s first house.  Two coffee tables again, but the second one is much more in scale with the root table and the look “works” here.   The gold table goes with the gold sofa, the dark wood table is paired with the same dark sofa – though in the new living room, it’s the other way around and the two tables are too desperate in size to make any design sense.   The same sconces look in scale to this painting that is, again, perfectly in scale to the mantel.   This room was designed by a pro and it shows – it looks thoughtful and deliberate, not edgy just to be edgy.



The Skirted Roundtable's Design blogging topic this week revolves around criticism on blogs – how is the right way to criticize, or IS there a right way?  The topic came up after the huge reader response to the Two Coffee Tables living room post last weekend on Cote de Texas.    To listen, please go here.

As always – thank you for your continued support for The Skirted Roundtable.  We appreciate all the feedback, the comments and emails, and we are looking forward to welcoming several very exciting, VIP guest hosts in the upcoming weeks!


  1. That home is a custom one built here in Tulsa. The lovely owner is the talented Tulsa store proprietor of A.K.A...... T.A. Lorton.... A beautiful home and a wonderful designer! This home is even more beautiful from the outside, a wonderful Normandy clock is in the front yard, a split rail & stone fence encircles the property. Another wonderful interior designed by Charles Faudree.

  2. Yes, I would say at least a half million. I'll defintely go have a listen. These are strange financial times for designers.

    Thinking of you today. I heard Houston beat a record for heat!! Take care!

  3. I had to laugh when I got to the description of the current incarnation of the Rock Star's coffee tables being 'desperate in size.' I believe Joni was thinking 'disparate' but 'desperate' describes then rather well.

  4. Yes - I make that spelling error all the time!!!!!! it gets by spell checker.

  5. Wow-- talk about getting creative! What a great way to sell antiques AND get people into a house for sale! Just breathtakingly gorgeous, unbelievably rich looking. Thanks for the fantasy-- I TOTALLY enjoyed myself! (And now I'm going to go back and READ the article.) :)

  6. Any idea what the paint color is on the kitchen cabinets?

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