Over 150 Years of Service to the Furniture Industry

 Furniture World Logo

HGTV’s Libby Langdon Comes Home To Host High Point Seminar

Furniture World News on

Libby Langdon, interior designer and expert commentator on the HGTV hit “Small Space, Big Style,” will be hosting a seminar on October 17th at the High Point Furniture Market. Her seminar, entitled “Courting Convertible Consumers: Maxing Out the Small Space Market,” will look into the rapidly growing market of small space consumers, their challenges, wants and the areas they are desperately looking for direction in. This consumer group varies from the college student in a dorm room to the empty nester looking to downsize and everything in between. Langdon, who founded her company Libby Interiors in 2003 and served as the host/designer of FOX makeover show “Design Invasion” in 2005, is often heard saying on “Small Space, Big Style” that dimensions only define the size of the space, not the style. “No matter the square footage, design and functionality should never be comprised,” says Langdon. “You just have to get creative and make the most of the space you have.” She believes that furniture manufacturers are beginning to tap into this trend but the need for stylish, convertible furniture that is also affordable is still there. “Based on my experience working with the small space consumer, I’m focused on design solutions that will be visually appealing, functional and will improve their lifestyle,” says Langdon. Langdon grew up in High Point, North Carolina and both of her parents worked in the furniture industry. The Market is something she has grown up with her entire life. “I’m so excited to come back and present this seminar and actually be a part of the Market,” says Langdon. “I’ll be experiencing it from an entirely different angle. Of course I’ll still be shopping for my current clients and it’s always so much fun to see the new items that are being introduced.” Langdon is coming off a very busy summer in which she was chosen by Hamptons Cottages and Gardens to design a junior guest suite in their famed Idea House. The room was a favorite among visitors and even landed the cover of the September issue of the magazine. Langdon also completed a waterfront home in Rhode Island, a Hamptons vacation home in Sagaponack, New York and an apartment in New York City overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The apartment was featured on the cover of Decorating Spaces and in the New York Times’s “Key” magazine. Langdon’s most recent projects have featured furniture pieces that are her own custom designs, everything from a bar to a bed. “I’ve designed these pieces because they needed to serve a purpose in a specific space but I also wanted them to be pleasing to the eye and have some personality,” said Langdon. “I love beautiful things but they should also be able to be part of a casual lifestyle.” Langdon will be speaking from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at the NHFA Retailer Resource Center. Editor’s Note: Libby Langdon is available for interviews during Market, please contact Sonja Olson at 202.466.3050 or Sonja@westinrinehart.com. For more information on Libby, please visit www.libbylangdon.com. About Libby Langdon Libby Langdon is an interior designer and expert commentator on HGTV’s “Small Space, Big Style.” She appeared in the first two seasons and recently completed taping seasons three, four and five. In 2003 Libby founded Libby Interiors and has completed numerous commercial and residential design projects all over the east coast. To compliment her interior work Libby has begun designing her own furniture pieces which can be seen in several of her projects. Libby’s skills were called upon to orchestrate the interior design for New York City's La Masseria, which was recently voted as one of the top ten new restaurants in the United States by Esquire. Working closely with the owners, she was involved from the outset in all design aspects of the restaurant, from working with the architect and builders to designing the logo. Libby designed the interior décor of the flagship store for famed Italian designer Massimo Bizzocchi in New York’s trendy Meatpacking District.. Massimo was so impressed by her work he recently commissioned her to design the Massimo Bizzocchi showroom on Fifth Ave. Libby’s designs always express the style of her clients and are frequently covered in national publications. Most recently, Libby has designed private residences in New York’s Sagaponack and Southampton as well as an apartment in New York City. She recently designed the Rhode Island ocean front home of PGA golfer Brad Faxon and is currently working on a private residence in Potomac, MD. She was also invited this past summer to be one of the featured designers of the Hamptons Cottages and Gardens 2006 Idea House in Watermill, NY where she designed a stunning guest suite. Libby is a regular contributor to the nation’s top daily papers with designing, food and entertaining ideas. She has been featured in numerous national shelter magazines and her interior designs recently appeared on the covers of Hamptons Cottages and Gardens and Decorating Spaces . She is also a regular contributor and a small space expert to Decorating with Style and other Woman’s Day special interest magazines. A High Point, North Carolina native, Libby spends her time between New York City and Sag Harbor, New York

Furniture World Magazine-Business solutions for furniture retailers