Get to know Libby Cameron, known for her bright and eclectic style and mix and match of charming items. Her spaces are welcoming and don’t compromise high end design for comfort. Plus, we love the effort and care put into each interior.
Q: Not everything in a space has to be designer, but we all hope to have at least a few special pieces. What unique or custom elements of art/design do you think are worth buying?
Good upholstery and interesting things – paintings, picture objects are worth the investment. Those pieces will give you a good start which you can add to.
Q: As a professional interior designer, you play the role of visionary, curator, and project manager. What aspects make it challenging to find unique art/designs? What’s good and bad about the process of working with Creators on custom pieces?
So much of it is about scale and what fits and feels right in a given space. It is expensive to make custom pieces and to decorate a space. You want it to be unique and welcoming without using only what is readily available.
Q: How often do your clients request something unique or custom? What do they typically ask for and what are their criteria/priorities for bigger budget items or focal pieces? (ie. they want to buy local, made-to-order or sustainable goods)
My clients almost always ask for custom and unique pieces. So much is available and visible on social media that the challenge becomes to make each space its very own. Typically, people start with custom made rugs and it evolves from there.
Q: Does buying unique make a positive global impact? How do interior designers play a role?
It does – so much is made outside of the United States to begin with. Trends make a big difference too. I find that there are so many interesting things made elsewhere that I naturally look at shops and sites that I know have unique things.
Q: While they’re both creatives, Creators sometimes don’t understand the challenges of accomplishing projects as an Interior Designer. Do you have any advice for Creators (like painters or furniture designers) who’d love to connect and collaborate with designers like you?
Q: What are your top 3 favorite items or Creators you spotted on Wescover?