Stars Among Us: Market Celebs Share what they Love about HP

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Coming to you this week with more Market celebs who absolutely love High Point! Read below to see what these industry leaders say are the absolute best parts of spending a week with us. (And if you missed the last Stars Among Us, click here to read more.)

Bria Hammel | Bria Hammel Interior

Bria Hammel of Bria Hammel Interior stands for a photo in a white house.

“We travel to many markets around the country, and High Point is always a favorite,” Bria says. “It’s the one place we can go to source new products, meet with vendors, network with designers from all over the world, and sneak a few wonderful continuing education seminars in as well. There is not much you can’t do in High Point. I make it a priority to take my team to High Point every market.”

Bria is the CEO and Principal Designer at Bria Hammel Interiors, a residential design firm based out of Minnesota. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications including Traditional Home, HGTV Magazine, and Lonny Magazine. She has received glowing accolades from HGTV, and she was named a Style Spotter by our very own High Point Market Authority. Her focus is to design homes that tell her clients’ stories while instilling thoughtful surprises along the way.

Stacy Garcia | Stacy Garcia, Inc.

Stacy Garcia of Stacy Garcia Inc poses for a photo next to a tarped off fence.

“High Point Market is a great experience with tons of inspiring design to explore, but one of my personal favorite parts to wander through is the Antique & Design Center at Market Square. Here, outside of the main hub, you will find some of the best hidden gems.” Stacy says.

“High Point Market has continued to evolve and has become a place where my worlds collide. As a product designer and licensed brand, many of my partners, like Klaussner, call High Point home. A destination traditionally for retailers has also become a destination for interior designers. Now, even commercial interior designers are welcomed with the introduction of Hospitality at Market. It’s really come full circle for me, back to my roots in hotel design.”

Stacy is the founder and CEO of Stacy Garcia, Inc., a leading licensing and design company with brands nationwide. From her textile supplier company, LebaTex Inc. to her design house, Stacy Garcia has established her name as one of great renown in the global design industry. Voted one of the top ten leading voices in the hospitality design industry, Stacy has been honored by ASID for Design Excellence. Her work has also been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Boutique Design, NY Spaces, and more.

Libby Langdon | Libby Langdon Interiors, Inc.

Libby Langdon of Libby Langdon Interior Designs poses for a photo.

“One of the things I love most about my work is the fact that I get to work in different design styles – delivering a coastal beach house for one client and then a more contemporary project for another client,” Libby says. “To me, High Point Market is all about discovery, where I come to find new sources, see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer and what trends are popping up, etc. It’s also where I come for inspiration, and nowhere inspires me more than the Bienenstock Library where I can thumb through thousands of books, everything from a first edition of Thomas Chippendale’s designs, which dates back to 1754, and a book of vibrant fabric samples from the 1800s to vintage magazines. I’m all about history informing the future!”

Hailing from High Point, Libby Langdon spent her childhood watching her parents in the furniture and design industry, so the city holds an extra special place in her heart.

“I get to stay with my mom,” she says. “It’s such a perk, and we have a tradition of going to Cristina Gray’s Restaurant at the JH Adams Inn to catch up with family friends. I cherish this family time!”

Libby Langdon is the founding force behind the New York-based design firm, Libby Langdon Interiors, Inc. She has done everything from writing magazine columns to appearing as a television personality and design expert on HGTV, the Today Show, The View, and more. She has designed lighting, furniture, rugs, and more, giving her a comprehensive perspective into interior design. She has influenced the design market with her easy, yet elegant, style, and will be partnering with Fairfield Chair to debut a comprehensive home collection with over 40 SKUs this Market.

So, when you think of what makes your city special, you can be proud to know that people the world over think it’s pretty awesome too.

Discovering our High Points,

The HP Discovered Team