DC Designer Frank Babb Randolph lives in a home where the Kissingers used to live, has chairs that came from Cole Porter's Paris apartment, and designs for the who's-who of DC society (he signed on to design the vice-presidential residence for Dick and Lynne Cheney, for example). Naturally when it came time to design his living space he looked to the best for inspiration and Thomas Jefferson became his muse (local architect Christian Zapatka helped him implement the vision). That means very few curtains and drapes so as much light could enter the rooms as possible as well as flexible seating areas to facilitate guests' conversation. The March/April issue of Veranda magazine has the whole story and many more close ups. But check out the Cole Porter chairs and more refined pieces in the gallery.
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