Posted on August 10, 2011 by 1 | 4 CommentsOnce upon a time I lived in the grand ole New York City, had the cutest little apartment on McDougal street between Prince and Houston in the heart of Soho, and had fabulous calf muscles due to my walk up....okay, now I'm day dreaming. This was way before I met my sweet hubs and he swept me off to Montgomery, Ala. What was I thinking?!? Just kidding. While in NYC I took classes at NY School of Interior Design and was lucky enough to work with the extremely talented Richard Keith Langham in his studio on the corner of 60th and Lex (real close to Bloomingdales for those of you, like my Mom, who venture there on your trips up north). Believe it or not, Keith is actually from the sweet little town of Brewton, Ala, and he carries his southern charm into his glamorous design work. He has worked with some of the greatest... Jackie Onassis, Renee Zellweger and Hillary Swank just to name a few. And, he is on this year's Elle Decor's 2011 A List!! Check out a few pics of his design studio and some of his great work. [caption id="attachment_1179" align="aligncenter" width="555" caption="Keith at the entrance of his design studio."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1210" align="aligncenter" width="620" caption="Photo from this year's Hamptons' showhouse"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1214" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Great home in Georgetown..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1211" align="aligncenter" width="620" caption="This room is from a glamorous period home in New Orleans."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1212" align="aligncenter" width="375" caption="Keith is known for his Christmas parties. If I remember correctly, he closes his studio down for something like a month for Christmas. When I was there, most of his designers were from the South and they all got a great Christmas vacation. "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1213" align="aligncenter" width="375" caption="Yes, this is normal for Christmas at Keith's design studio, and yes, this tree is really as large as it looks. Isn't' it FABULOUS?"][/caption]
(Merry Christmas a little early.)
It is rare that I pick up a design magazine and don't find Keith's name in it somewhere. If you haven't recognized his work before, hopefully you will from now on. He has a fabulous eye and a wonderful personality. I have sent several design grads his way for internships, and they have not left there disappointed. My experience with Keith changed my perception on interiors.
(Note to the young designers: get out of your comfort zone and go do something fun! It will change your life.)