Richard Keith Langham is once again present in Architectural Digest list of top 2017 AD 100 interior designers, this year in the category ”American Beauties”.
Richard was born in Brewton, Alabama and gave his first steps in interior design at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and also studied at Parson’s School of Design in New York and the Study Center For The History of Fine And Decorative Arts in London. In 1990 Keith started his own firm and has designed residences around the country and abroad until this day.
Keith Langham’s motivating factor is fun and the way Langham has fun is to make the world stop and gasp at his interiors. To do that uses outrageously oversized bucolic interiors to excessively embroidered hallways to tie-dye curtains floating in the wind at the end Langham is totally dedicated to create masterpieces.
His client list is as diverse as the rooms he puts together, from the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Mrs. William F. Buckley to Hilary Swank.
In Richard’s words “Rooms should be comfortable, layered, and appointed with furnishings and details that acknowledge the past, albeit with a fresh and clear approach.” His style is grounded in total English sensibility because of his training with Mark Hampton and Keith Irvine.
Keith is a perfectionist and very demanding of himself and of the quality of his work, while he may willingly use less-expensive fabrics, they are always cut and sewn to exacting specifications. Strong primary colors, saturated cashmere, and exquisite trims are usually part of the program.
Projects: A Georgian townhouse in London, a McKim, Mead & White house in Greenwich, Connecticut (“that I first decorated 20 years ago”).
Coming Up: A book from Rizzoli, due out in October.
The Next Big Thing: A move toward more personalized and colorful interiors; patterns and color combinations that add real personality.
Favorite Hotel: Hotel d’ Inghilterra in Rome.
Favorite Museum: The Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Key Influences: William Lawrence Bottomley, Mott B. Schmidt, John Fowler, John Stefanidis, Mark Hampton
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