{Classic Decor Inspiration} Frank Babb Randolph Townhouse


Classic Décor Inspiration by Frank Babb Randolph


Inspired by Thomas Jefferson and Monticello
his entire life, famed Washington D.C. designer
Frank Babb Randolph
partnered with architect Christian Zapatka and
Mr. Jefferson’s diaries, drawings, and lifestyle
when he designed his Georgetown townhouse.

My thoughts first turned to Loi of Tone on Tone
when I glimpsed this townhouse, and of course,
there are pieces here sourced from
Loi’s beautiful shop.

Then my thoughts went to a personal friend
of mine…the gorgeous and talented interior designer
Lesley Killoren,
who left her body recently after a valiantly
fought health battle.

Lesley would have adored this townhouse,
and I know we would have dished about it
since she loved Monticello,
and her own home reflects its influence.
I am still grieving the loss of my beloved girlfriend
who introduced me to everyone including
wait staff as “my blogger” (we met for lunch
weekly for years and attended Bible studies
together) and who even shared one of her
residential design projects with us right here.
(That home she decorated is an equestrian property
located very near to our home.)

Lesley’s daughter Kelly Killoren Bensimon
is an author, model, and former
Real Housewives of New York 
cast member with a chic sense of style.
I profiled her homes because I loved her
Hamptons home with its mix of
French farmhouse and modern
(that one of a kind antique crystal
chandelier with real candles!)

Back to Randolph!
You know his work. You do.
Because every single one of you
has pinned one of his kitchens.
(pin again! pin again!)

(above: Art, Elizabeth Dax)
Photography: Max Kim-Bee Source: Veranda

Frank Babb Randolph beautiful classic white ktichen
Classic Décor Inspiration by Frank Babb Randolph
Frank Babb Randolph white kitchen
Classic Décor Inspiration by Frank Babb Randolph

Gorgeous still with its timelessness and classic good looks.

Learn more about this designer from Holly  whose blog
introduced me to Frank Babb Randolph eons ago.

Let’s peek inside Randolph’s own home.

Photography – Max Kim-Bee

photography: Kenneth M. Wyner

Frank Babb Randolph living room Georgetown townhouse
(via) photography: Kenneth M. Wyner for Washington Spaces
Ceiling height canopy and extra tall headboard; Art, Elaine Kurtz; Bedside tables and lamps, David latesta


Faux-shagreen coffee table by David latesta


Frank Babb Randolph living room Georgetown townhouse D.C.
photography: Kenneth M. Wyner for Washington Spaces
Drawing Room – Louis XV chairs, Marston Luce Antiques. Console and sconces, Niermann Weeks
1790s Zuber screens introduces an Old World landscape into the drawing room. Custom sofa in DeLany & Long canvas. Cashmere-and-wool throw, Nantucket Looms. Caryatid console, John Rosselli Antiques
Martin Kotler painting over 18th century chest
Antique porcelain lamp on painted table
Classic Décor Inspiration by Frank Babb Randolph


English console table flanked by chairs that belonged to Cole Porter, in their original pink
silk velvet. Painting, Corey Daniels.
Mahogany pedestal table, Keith Fritz; Chairs, David latesta in Brentano Fabrics upholstery
Chair, Tone on Tone Antiques, Wall color: Elephant’s Breath by Farrow & Ball

If you missed the Pamela Pierce LoveFest,
oh my, get on board right here:

Pamela Pierce Designs – Part 1
Pamela Pierce Designs – Part 2

Photography: Max Kim-Bee
Source: Veranda
Source: Things That Inspire

Peace to you right where you are.





  1. February 13, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    That last photo .. love the chair and of course the KITCHEN is a stunner. The coffee table styling is perfect:) Gorgeous post:)

  2. February 15, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    thanks for tuning in, Leslie! xox

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