Friday, April 3, 2015

Renowned Designer Libby Langdon Heads Back to Her Hometown to Design at The Junior League of High Point and Traditional Home Designer Showhouse

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Renowned Designer Libby Langdon Heads Back to Her Hometown to Design at
The Junior League of High Point and Traditional Home Designer Showhouse

New York, New York, April 2, 2015 – Libby Langdon, television makeover personality, author and New York City-based interior designer, will be returning to her native North Carolina hometown to design the master bedroom in the 2015 Junior League of High Point Showhouse. Sponsored by Traditional Home magazine, the Showhouse -- a circa-1912 Tudor Revival home once owned by prominent High Point businessman and philanthropist Randall B. Terry -- will feature both local and national designers celebrating the theme “From High Point to the World” and will open Friday, April 18 in conjunction with the High Point Furniture Market. 

Born and raised in High Point with her father in textiles and mother an interior designer, Langdon grew up surrounded by the home furnishings industry. “Interior design has been such a perfect fit for me,” explained Langdon. “My Mom and Dad taught me that design is fun and allows you to live in a more beautiful way that affects how you feel in all aspects of your life. The house I grew up in was full – four kids, dogs, cats and lots of guests – but my parents always managed to make it beautiful and comfortable.”
Langdon’s childhood house is just around the corner from the Showhouse on Hillcrest Drive. “It’s so neat that they chose the Terry home for this year’s Showhouse,” Langdon said. “It’s just two blocks from where I grew up! My best friend Boo (Elizabeth) Henley, who lived across the street from me, was the niece of Randall Terry. I remember as little kids we used to think it was so cool that he had a swimming pool in his back yard!”

Langdon eventually left her High Point home and headed to New York City, where she launched her design firm, Libby Interiors, Inc. in 2003. Traveling across the country and abroad designing for private clients and makeover television, Langdon always kept her hometown connection strong. “I’ve lived in New York for more than half of my life and absolutely adore it,’ she said. “But I truly love coming back to High Point to visit my family and the neighborhood where I grew up. This will be an extra special homecoming because it’s a chance to spend time and work with old friends.”

Langdon will be doing double-duty in High Point, simultaneously setting up her Showhouse room as well as her furniture market showroom, featuring her upholstery furniture collection for Braxton Culler, which is manufactured in nearby Sophia, NC. Langdon and Brack Culler, son of Braxton, developed and launched her line in October, 2011. They lived down the street from one another and their mothers carpooled them to elementary school. Mary Powell Delille, current Junior League of High Point president, was also a childhood friend who lived around the corner.

In the Showhouse’s master bedroom, Langdon will infuse her signature “easy, elegant, everyday style” into a blend of sumptuous textiles, stone and mixed metal materials to include upholstery from her Braxton Culler collection and chandeliers from her Crystorama Lighting line.  Her goal is to create “an intimate, inviting space with masculine, rich elements that would be just as enticing and comfortable for the woman of the home.”

“It’s a ‘his and hers’ room filled with texture and reflective surfaces that brings a modern, elegant twist to this stunning, historic home,” explained Langdon. “I’m layering lots of luxurious fabric, light and chic mixed materials and adding a cozy seating area with beautiful, comfortable furniture.  I hope people come away with the thought that a master bedroom can be gorgeous and peaceful even when there are bold interior design choices. I can’t wait for folks to see it!” 

For Langdon -- who gives design tips regularly in her makeover television appearances including NBC’s TODAY Show and in her monthly House Beautiful magazine column -- sharing solutions to homeowners’ common design dilemmas is part of her dedication. “I’ve incorporated lots of design solutions into the room and think when people walk through, they will get great ideas they can use in their own homes,” said Langdon. “Some of the main challenges for this space are making such a large bedroom feel intimate and cozy, along with finding the best way to lay out the furniture to make sure I’m really utilizing all the square footage. Also, there are either windows or closet doors on all of the walls, which makes it tricky to position the bed. This bedroom is a great example of how you can creatively use every inch of your space and design a totally stylish and complete retreat!”

Not only is Langdon excited by her design and chance to inspire, she is clearly delighted to herald her hometown. “One of the many things I love about the city of High Point is that it is truly THE destination for what’s new and next in the world of home furnishings and the rest of the design world has taken notice,” Langdon declared. “High Point has become the go-to resource for designers, manufacturers and retailers to discover where trends are headed and what people want to live with in the near future.  I love being a part of the furniture industry and I adore that High Point is the place it still calls home!” 

“It is also fantastic that the Showhouse is running in conjunction with the furniture market and open to the public,” adds Langdon.  “People who might not be involved or attend the market will still be able to see current trends and cutting-edge design by touring the rooms in the home.”

Set to open with a gala preview party from 6 to 11 p.m. on April 17 — the eve of the semi-annual High Point Market — the High Point Showhouse is a collaborative effort by the Junior League of High Point, Traditional Home Magazine and the R.B. Terry Foundation. Tickets for the grand-opening party, which will be attended by the designers, are $100.  Tickets are available via

The house also will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily on April 18 to 26 and May 1 to 3, and for extended hours until 9 p.m. on April 18 to 20. Tickets for viewing the house are available for $25. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of High Point.


About Libby Langdon: Designer, author and makeover television personality Libby Langdon is the creative force behind New York City-based design firm, Libby Interiors, Inc. Her residential and commercial designs embodying her “easy, elegant, everyday style” have won widespread fans and she is fast becoming known for her growing collections of branded home furnishings featuring her signature combination of classic lines with a chic, modern twist.  In addition to her Libby Langdon Upholstery Collection for Braxton Culler, Lighting for Crystorama, Rugs for Tiger Rug and Wallpaper for Casart Coverings, she is currently designing and developing her first line of lamps, accessories, and accent furniture for Bradburn Gallery to launch fall 2015. A makeover television veteran, Langdon is a regular design expert on NBC’s TODAY Show and has also shared her design ideas and tips on shows including: HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style, The Rachael Ray Show, The View, The Early Show and NBC’s Open House, as well as in her own series, Daykeover with Libby Langdon. Langdon is a monthly columnist in House Beautiful magazine and author of Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions.  Her designs and decorating expertise have also been featured on the covers and in national publications including: Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Glamour, Rachael Ray Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Woman’s Day. On the web at