Thursday, December 10, 2009

Top 10 Reasons to Give Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions as a Gift!

The holidays are getting closer by the minute and if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift, look no further!! Interior designer, author, and makeover guru on The Rachael Ray Show, Libby Langdon, has you covered! Her book, Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions, is a great gift idea for not only the small space dweller but also college students, apartment renters, and first time home buyers. She shares her innovative and inexpensive design ideas as well as simple solutions on how to design rooms you’ll love to live in! Libby makes great design easy, fun, and accessible. Here are the top 10 reasons why Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions should be at the top of your shopping list!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

More Halloween Ideas

Fall Home Decór

Autumn Chandelier Wreath

Carve out the tops of 6 mini pumpkins and place tealight candles inside the pumpkins. Lay a simple grapevine wreath flat on a table, wire the mini pumpkins to the wreath and insert stems of fallen leaves and berries in between the pumpkins.  Keeping the wreath flat, attach 3 lengths of small chain to hang the “Chandelier” and join the three chains at the top with an “S” hook.  Suspend from a porch ceiling or over an indoor table for a rustic, autumn ambiance.

Libbys fun Fall Food

Party Menu Ideas

There are limitless food/ recipe possibilities, this is just to give you an idea of the types of things I have recipes for.

Hors D’ oeuvres:

Mini Gruyere grilled cheese sandwiches, herbed goat cheese on sweet potato slices, deviled eggs, grapes covered in Roquefort and rolled in crushed pistachios, devilish chicken wings,  3 bruschettas – corn polenta with pancetta, olive tapenade with mozzarella and butternut squash puree’ with fresh ricotta.


Paella, Pork Tenderloin and mushroom ragout with mashed potatoes, world class chili, Simple Roasted lemon/garlic chicken with corn succotash


Apple Crostata, Pumpkin puree crostata, devils food cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, spider icing butter cookie.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Labor Day Ideas

Labor Day is the holiday that declares the unofficial end of the summer season and it’s also the time when we are supposed to take a break from all the hard work we put in day after day.
Ironically, this is the time of the year when we are pulled in a million directions, kids are back to school, the summer’s over and for adults it’s time to jump back into work with both feet. Why not slow down for one last weekend, savor the flavors of a farmers market, enjoy the most beautiful weather of the year and curl up with friends and family by a bonfire…winter will be here before we know it! These are some of my innovative and inexpensive entertaining ideas on how to spend special time with friends and family and not break the bank while doing it!

Friday, July 17, 2009

How to come up with the “Theme” of your room

Find Your Design Inspiration

Often times people will ask me how I come up with designs and design themes for peoples rooms because they are not sure where to begin themselves and it can sometimes be overwhelming when you’re starting from scratch.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Inexpensive and Innovative Makeover Ideas

Here are some more of my Inexpensive and Innovative Small Space Makeover Ideas!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

3 no-money makeovers I did for Glamour Magazine

I was so excited when I got an e-mail that read in the subject line “Glamour Calling”, it was from the Lifestyle Editor, Joanna Bober and she wanted to know if I’d be interested in making over 3 different bedrooms for the magazine! Of course I said yes but she let me know there was a challenge attached to the offer, all I was allowed to buy was a can of paint, I had to completely transform the 3 spaces using items that they already had!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

10 Questions for... Libby Langdon, Interior Designer

In this installment of ’10 Questions for . . .’ by , Senior Editor Daniel DiClerico speaks with Libby Langdon, a New York City-based interior designer who appears on HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style; her new book, Small Space Solutions, is due out in March 2009. Here, Langdon reveals her favorite paint colors, shares several space-expanding tricks, and talks about the latest in light bulbs.