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Libby Langdon Readies First Licensed Collection For Fall

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Variously described as an all-in-one design guru, bubbly life coach and home-front motivator, interior designer, author and makeover television personality, Libby Langdon, has partnered with Braxton Culler Inc., to produce her first-ever licensed furniture collection.

“Braxton Culler is a service-oriented, fourth-generation furniture company that has been, in some ways, one of the industry’s best-kept secrets,” says Braxton Culler, president of Braxton Culler Inc. “We see the decision to partner with Libby Langdon to produce a licensed furniture collection as a bold marketing move that will both broaden our product offerings and introduce our company to new, and growing constituencies of customers.”   

Set for introduction at the High Point Market this Fall, the upholstered furniture collection encompasses sofas and occasional chairs, as well as upholstered headboards, benches, ottomans and dining chairs. “Stylistically speaking, the collection reflects the needs and desires of my clients. It’s easy and elegant for everyday,” Langdon says. “The key words are sleek, transitional and clean-lined. Time after time, I find that my clients don’t want anything too modern, but they do like fresh, updated silhouettes that are not too fussy or formal.”

A veteran of makeover television, from HGTV’s “Small Space Big Style,” to FOX’s “Design Invasion,” Langdon is currently Rachael Ray’s go-to makeover guru on “The Rachael Ray Show,” and “day-kover” expert on NBC’s “Open House.”

“Working in makeover television has allowed me to travel across the country going into real peoples’ homes and seeing how America really lives,” Langdon says. “That has been an invaluable learning tool. It’s fascinating to see that there are common threads between my makeover clients and my private clients, and all of that information has helped me in developing my furniture collection.”
 
Like many interior designers, Langdon has long looked to Braxton Culler to produce stylish and affordable furnishings for her clients. “In creating this line, it was important to me to partner with a company that manufactures quality furniture at excellent price points,” Langdon relates. “I’ve specified Braxton Culler products in my own projects for years, so this collaboration was a great fit. We already had a wonderful working relationship, and designing a furniture collection was a natural extension.”

“Libby saw a need in our product line for an upper-end look aimed at younger customers,” says Brack Culler, vice president of Braxton Culler, Inc. “We knew that her talent, combined with her fun, down-to-earth style, which allows her to connect immediately with people, would be a terrific fit for our family-run business.”
 
Says Langdon, “I work on design projects all over the country, everywhere from Dallas, Texas to Newport, Rhode Island, to Jupiter, Florida and the Hamptons. I split my time between New York City and Sag Harbor, NY and I’ve got a large client base along the shores of Long Island and New Jersey. Even with the state of the economy over the last few years, my business has never been busier, and I believe it’s because I offer my clients beautiful, chic rooms at a smart, affordable price. I think interior design should be fun, easy and accessible, and most of all I want to give people the tools, support and encouragement to design the most beautiful, functional and practical spaces that they can, no matter the challenges or the size. I’m incredibly excited to be collaborating with Braxton Culler to bring this vision to life!”

ABOUT LIBBY LANGDON: Libby Langdon founded Libby Interiors Inc. in 2003 and has completed numerous residential and commercial design projects across the country. Her first book, Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions, offers her innovative and inexpensive design ideas to help small space dwellers live large. A makeover television personality, she frequently appears on “The Rachael Ray Show” and NBC’s “Open House” series. She is a regular contributor and small space expert to Woman's Day, Budget Decorating, Better Homes and Gardens, and Glamour.  Libby is currently designing and developing various products for the home under her Libby Langdon Solutions™ line. This Fall she’s unveiling her first line of upholstered furniture, Libby Langdon for Braxton Culler, as well as a rug collection, Libby Langdon for Tiger Rugs. Both collections will be introduced at the High Point Furniture Market in October. For more information, visit www.libbylangdon.com.

ABOUT BRAXTON CULLER INC.: Founded in 1975, Braxton Culler Inc. is a service-oriented, fourth-generation, family-run furniture company based in Sophia, N.C., producing quality furniture for the entire home. With more than 1,200 fabric choices, and 19 wood finishes from which to choose, products include upholstered furniture (stationary, motion and sleeper sofas), wicker, rattan, bedroom, dining room and outdoor furniture. For more information, visit www.braxtonculler.com.

 

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