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About Decorating: The Remarkable Rooms of Richard Keith Langham

Written by Richard Keith Langham and Sara Ruffin Costello, Photographed by Trel Brock

  • September 26, 2017
  • Hardcover
  • House & Home - Decorating
  • Rizzoli
  • 9-1/4 x 12-1/4
  • $60.00
  • $80.00
  • 978-0-8478-6030-2

About This Book

This first book on the esteemed decorator and tastemaker, known for beautiful interiors that are replete with tradition, saturated color, elegance, and Southern flair, will inspire and delight readers.

Richard Keith Langham’s all-American interiors unite a traditional approach with dashes of whimsy, beautiful tailoring, and an exuberant color palette. In this book, Langham 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 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, curious 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.

Langham has decorated for a glamorous clientele, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Pat Buckley, and Hilary Swank. This volume 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.

Author Bookshelf

Sara Ruffin Costello


  • "...the 256-page tome—written with New Orleans-based writer Sara Ruffin Costello—showcases this AD 100 designer’s classic, yet undeniably Southern approach in which inviting comfort meets moments of irreverence and stimulating color. Like the lush, impeccable homes of his clients (Jackie O. and Hilary Swank), the tome is, in a word, remarkable."
    Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

    "Part biography, part celebration of Langham’s lavish work."
    The Society Diaries 

    "A stylish southerner and connoisseur of antinuqes, he is known for designing rooms that are elegant and refined"
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