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Manhattan designer Richard Keith Langham’s aesthetic point of view is dizzingly multifaceted—here a rustic timbered bedroom with mountain-lodge overtones, there a lemon-yellow entrance hall straight out of a Slim Aarons photograph. (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, one of Langham’s clients, compared him to a sorcerer.) But while the jobs may vary, the common thread is history smartly refreshed. “Rooms should recognize the past yet be relevant for today, with a layering of color, texture, and pattern that is invigorating,” explains the native Alabaman, who has a streak of extravagant whimsy. The lively, lighthearted sensibility that runs through even his most formal commissions also underlies Langham & Fine Rugs, a line of custom-made dhurries he launched with textile maven Lisa Fine. richardkeithlanghamom
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