Editor's note: Today I am in a cashmere sweater from Searle, Jcrew wool cropped pants, and Christian Lacroix kitten heels.
Happy Thursday. As Winnie the Pooh would say- we are having a blustery day! Finally---beginning to feel a lot like Christmas now! Most houses are decorated with lights and splendor. I love driving home at night and witnessing the magic. I had a Garden Club Christmas Party last night and I have the awards party tonight with Fort Worth Home-so my church has not come out yet. I don’t like to “clear out” a surface for Christmas- but I do for the church and choir boys. A couple of them have been beheaded during their life and brought back to life with super glue-thank goodness for super glue!
Today’s article comes from the new Veranda. The article features the 1890’s town house of Richard Keith Langham in New York. The town house of course Is stupendous- Richard Keith is beyond talented. But I love how it talks about his Southern roots and how he brings them out for his New York friends to enjoy- especially at Christmas. His mother sends divinity from Alabama for the Holiday Party that he throws every year. What a treat to peak into this town house through the eyes of the talented photographer Max Kim-Bee. Thank you, Veranda, for publishing it! Have a fabulous day and enjoy!
Beautiful entrance to Richard Keith Langham’s townhouse. I would love to know what street it is on! The article speaks of his new book “About Decorating: The Remarkable Rooms of Richard Keith Langham” that came out in September. This is on my Christmas wish list now!
What a spectacular moment in the town house. I love the reproduction Georgian console tucked into the bookcase. Richard Keith travels up to Connecticut in a rental van to bring home fresh greenery for the holiday. There truly is nothing as special as that scent at Christmas time. The welcoming champagne is illuminated perfectly by the custom shaded lamps. So elegant.
Wow! This living room! The Edwardian limed-oak mantel and mirror is incredible. So beautifully embellished with the fresh greenery. I have never used mirror for the surround of an opening, but I love the way this looks. The beautiful light-colored wood continues around the room with the wainscoting and door surround. The mixture of all the different art and sizes of art gives the room so much interest- something I do all the time. How special to entertain in front of this stunning fireplace!
Super grand master bedroom upholstered in an ultra-suede from Kravet. I adore upholstered walls- they add such a richness to any room. The bed is a custom RKL design and is upholstered with a pleated canopy in a Jim Thompson silk. The etageres on either side of the bed are 15-century bamboo. I love the tiny tables in front. What a super scrumptious room! Bring on the trumpets-this town house is ready for a party!
"Mr. Hospitality" article featured in Veranda December 2017 Issue
Interior Design by Richard Keith Langham
Photography by Max Kim-Bee
Written by Rob Brinkley
This made me laugh!
Love this quote!
Last night I had roasted chicken from To Thumb and steamed zucchini along with Zatarrain's wild rice. To stay true to my diet I did not eat much of the rice.
Such a beautiful song.