Interior designer Libby Langdon is designing a room at the upcoming 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse, which will be presented by Traditional Home magazine to benefit Southampton Hospital from July 22 to September 3. At the Showhouse, Langdon is creating a relaxed retreat, like an English clubroom but with a modern, sexy twist. She calls it a “Fun Room,” and suggests the inviting space is perfect for cocktails and billiards with friends or quiet moments reading a good book. Langdon will also debut her new furniture line, the Braxton Culler Collection, at the Showhouse, and she will combine pieces in the room with other antiques and wares from English Country Antiques in Bridgehampton and Southampton. Langdon’s room at the showhouse will be a perfect opportunity to see the possibilities of how the furniture can be used in the home, while getting a sneak peek at Libby Langdon’s specific talent at creating easy, elegant everyday living spaces for her clients.
English Country Antiques is one of my favorite stores for home furnishings in the East End, and they carry a large assortment of items from upholstered pieces to antiques and reproductions in various styles and price ranges. I am excited to learn that Langdon will be offering her new line at both the Bridgehampton and Southampton stores this summer. The Collection will be available at retailers nationwide as well.
Langdon will feature the Andrew Sofa, The Preston Bench, The Chatfield Chair, The Jermain Chair, The Haynes Loveseat, The Merrill Chair and Ottoman and The Pierson Barstool from her new collection in the “Fun Room” this summer. It is interesting to note that she names many of her silhouettes after Hampton streets. She is excited to offer a few of her new pieces at the Showhouse and others at English Country Antiques. Because of its sleek lines and classic design, I like the versatility of the furniture, which promises to work well within both modern and contemporary interiors.
Libby Langdon is a designer, author and makeover television personality, and the creative force behind New York City-based design firm Libby Interiors, Inc. Thanks to her extensive work with clients and on makeover television, she draws inspiration for her furniture designs from countless conversations with consumers across the country on how we really live and what we really want. She has designed scores of spaces ideally suited for modern lifestyles for LXTV’s “Open House,” HGTV’s “Small Space,” “Big Style,” “The Rachael Ray Show” and “The View.” She taps into her experiences as an author as well, and her first book, Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions, offers innovative and inexpensive design ideas. She splits her tie between New York City and Sag Harbor and travels the country speaking about her book and design, as well as giving presentations to furniture manufacturers and retailers providing insight on how to court the small-space consumer.
Langdon is thrilled to partner with Chris Mead of English Country Antiques on the room’s furnishings, since English Country Antiques has long been her go-to resource for all things stylish and stunning.
“One of the main reasons I wanted to showcase a few of my pieces in the room is so folks can go and buy them locally at English Country Antiques. My goal is for people to come down the stairs, round the corner and say ‘this is the room I want to hang out in!’ It’s an incredibly large space. In fact, my room is actually the largest in the entire Showhouse! I wanted to prove that you can make any size room inviting, comfy, functional and sexy.”
For more information on the Hampton Designer Showhouse, hours are daily Monday to Sunday, July 22 to Monday, September 3, Labor Day from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Opening Night Gala is July 21, and check out their website for ticket information at hamptondesighershowhouse.com.