Friday, January 31, 2014
A Georgetown Classic
I was looking through my file box on Southern Design (yes, I organize my magazine clippings by region and country) when I came across this 2008 Southern Accents article on the Georgetown townhouse of the rare book dealer, Kinsey Marable. Upon seeing this clipping again, I remembered exactly why I saved the article in the first place: antiques; books; dogs. Marable's home was an inviting and comforting mix of all three, and I don't think it gets much cozier than that.
The house was decorated by Richard Keith Langham and his then-associate, Lindsey Harper. Along with Marable, the trio created a home that exuded grace, charm, and elegance. And yet, thanks to a few choice pieces of contemporary-minded, twentieth-century furniture, the house looked anything but old-fashioned.
Take a look at the photos below, and tell me that you don't want to go out and buy an antique or two, build more bookshelves, and adopt a new dog. I'm ready to do all three. I just don't think that Alfie would appreciate a new canine addition to our home.
All photos from Southern Accents, March/April 2008, Erik Kvalsvik photographer.