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By Richard Keith Langham

with Sara Ruffin Costello


"The process of decorating is exciting, stimulating, and hugely satisfying... I love all the ingredients in a room... The thrill for me is to see all the elements finally come together.  When years of paint samples and sawdust and site meetings come to an end, it is satisfying to see what started as just a house turn into that most precious of all places-- home."   - Richard Kieth Langham


What is the hallmark of an interior by Richard Keith Langham? A traditional approach with dashes of whimsy, beautiful tailoring, and an exuberant color palette.  Langham conjures his own brand of design magic by approaching his clients' rooms with the rigors of classicism, paired with an innate Southern predilection for pared-down elegance. Signature touches include custom-painted murals, one-of-a-kind antiques, and couture fabrics-- motifs that are uniquely Langham's but that also echo his early influences from working with design legends Mark Hampton and Keith Irvine. In ABOUT DECORATING: THE REMARKABLE ROOMS OF RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM, Landham charms and inspires with a selection of city and country projects-- waterside estates on Maryland's Eastern Shore and Florida's Jupiter Island, gracious country houses in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, a grand townhouse in New Orleans, and city residences in New York, Washington, D.C., and Memphis. Langham ahs decorated for a glamorous clientele, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Pat Buckley, and Hilary Swank. ABOUT DECORATING presents his captivating, lush interiors-- classic American with a vibrant and pattern-friendly flair--that will inspire design aficionados and fellow interior designers.


About the author: Richard Keith Langham, a native of Alabama, has had a successful career in interior design since he opened his New York office in 1990. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Vogue, Veranda, and House Beautiful, among many other publications. He has been named to the AD100. Sara Ruffin Costello is a New Orleans-based writer and the former creative director of Domino magazine.


Hardcover / 9¼" x 12¼" /

256 pages 200 color and b&w photographs

$60.00 US / ISBN: 978-0-8478-6030-2  

Rizzoli New York / October 2017

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