I always try to make time to get a hit of Libby Langdon style during High Point Market and I it never fails that I come away with one question: How on earth does she accomplish everything she achieves with such aplomb while maintaining a fresh perspective on design?
Libby Langdon Style, in Black and White
She’s always wearing a megawatt smile as she leads editors and design devotees on tours of her new products, and her bubbly personality is in evidence when she hosts her famous lunches even though she’s been on her feet for three days running (or more). I would like to know where she hides her kryptonite because I could use a large dose of it after making the rounds of #HPMkt by the time it’s over!
Besides the new product debuts twice each year as market rolls around, I spy her in magazines and on television—her “Libby’s Makeover” column for House Beautiful a savvy, tip-filled read, and her appearances on the NBC “Today Show” always a blast. She will be debuting a new series soon called “Daykeover,” a makeover show with advice that helps the deed be done in less than a day.
I’ve added her lunch to my calendar for next Monday, and I hope I can squeeze it in. If you’re attending market this time, Libby will present a design seminar about the science behind how we sit and live on our furniture during the event.
She will also be unveiling new products at the Braxton Culler and Bradburn Gallery showrooms so be sure to stop by and see her new releases. Seeing her furnishings during market always put me in a calm frame of mind—the vignettes reminding me of the seaside, each enlivened with pops of color. But I decided to feature a handful of her designs in black and white today because the color combo shows off the classic lines she achieves so beautifully.
These tailored pieces represent the true Libby Langdon Style that never rings untrue, especially in black and white. The Braxton Culler showroom is located at 310 South Elm Street and the Bradburn Gallery Showroom is in the Steele Building at 200 Steele, Suite 134. Let me know if you spot a favorite among her new offerings, will you?
Text of Libby Langdon Style © design blogger Saxon Henry, all rights reserved. Saxon Henry is an author, poet and journalist. Books include Anywhere But Here, Stranded on the Road to Promise and Four Florida Moderns. She also maintains The Diary of an Improvateur as a platform for her literary travel and design adventuring, and is a contributor to Architizer.