Friday, March 14, 2008

HGTV's Libby Langdon Learns How to Turn Her Design Styles "Green"

Libby becomes part of a 15 city Living Green Tour to feature eco-friendly products and home ideas

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2008 – Westin Reinhart

Interior designer and lifestyle enthusiast Libby Langdon is taking the first steps in learning how to make interior design “green”. Libby has joined Better Homes and Gardens and Green Works™ on The Living Green Tour and Exhibit™ that is traveling nationwide educating consumers on how they can make the interior design of their homes better for the environment. Libby will use her design expertise and creative insight at the exhibit to bring consumers smart solutions on how to live beautifully and eco-friendly.

The 15-city program will promote resourcefulness, energy efficiency and everyday environmental practices to help consumers save money, live healthier, conserve natural resources, as well as showcase innovative and exciting design ideas, color schemes and re-purposing. The Living Green Tour™ will also feature green products from presenting sponsor, Pella Windows and Doors and contributing sponsors Bosch, Kohler and LEE  Furniture. The tour, which launched this month, will be hosted by Steven J. Whittle, one of the nation’s most renowned renovation specialists.

“What is so exciting about this project is that before this, I was aware of the ‘green’ movement but hadn’t incorporated a lot of those elements into my designs. It has been so thrilling to work on this initiative and discover how many beautiful products have been created with the planet in mind to incorporate into interior design. Its also rewarding when people check out what we’ve done and get tips on how to make the earth as well as their homes a more beautiful place to live,” said Libby.

The tour will feature a traveling 2,500 square foot Better Homes and Gardens “Living Green Home” highlighting four functional eco-friendly rooms, integrated throughout with green products, materials and appliances. Libby’s designs at the exhibit will feature products and ideas that showcase how small changes can make a big “green” impact.

On February 28th, Libby was at the Tour’s first stop in Hartford, CT. Other tour markets include: New York, Los Angeles, D.C., Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

Check out more about the Tour on Libby’s Site!