Fresh Ideas Design Stage
Our Fresh Ideas Stage featured presentations from your favorite home improvement and design experts including celebrities from hit design shows, the hottest DIY blogs, and local home and garden pros! Visit our Speakers & Celebrities page to see who spoke at the Fall 2017 Downtown Raleigh Home Show.
The Cooking Stage
Calling all foodies! The kitchen is the always busiest room under the roof, and that's sure to be case at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show with the return of The Cooking Stage, built by Kitchen Recreations. The Triangle's favorite chefs take the stage daily for cooking demos, where the audience is encouraged to interact with Q and A. The best part? Samples.
ASK A DESIGNER
Stuck in a design rut? In the middle of a room makeover and not sure how to proceed?
Rhonda Benvie of Help Me Rhonda Interiors and Open Door Furniture & Accents came to the rescue in our Ask A Designer segments on the Fresh Ideas Design Stage all three days. Attendees brought their questions, swatches, and photos for immediate help from an expert!
Attendees raved about our four festively decorated Designer Tablescape Displays in the show lobby! Tables provided by Created Hardwood. Table design by Awesome Abode. Votes were cast for everyone's favorite and a Samsung 49" television furnished by Inspirations Home Décor & More and Awesome Abode was given away to one lucky winner!
Our show lobby, entrance, and exit featured the latest designer inspiration from five local interior decor and furniture companies!
KOHLER BOLD EXPERIENCE
Attendees explored the Kohler Bold Experience Tour to see how functionality and beauty can be combined in their bathrooms with the latest in showerheads, toilets, and more!
The Marketplace in the 100 aisle was filled with local home design, decor & accessories!
Peachy Keen Boutique
Sculpture by Dan Murphy
Lularoe at Tupelo Honey Boutique
Savory Sweet Adventures
Good Grace's Dog Treats
And many more!
The Resting Round Bar + Lounge
The Resting Round is a comfortable lounge on our show floor designed for our guests to sit, relax, enjoy refreshments, and take in the show. Furniture and decor is provided by CORT Furniture Clearance Center.
Decor and design for the Resting Round Bar + Lounge provided by Emily Laivins and Zachary Schiller of the American Society of Interior Design Student Chapter at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham.
Luxury Living Scapes, Inc., a returning Feature Sponsor of the Downtown Raleigh Home Show, has built their brand and reputation over the last 11 years making them one of Raleigh’s premier landscapers. Come in, sit down, and relax in their Outdoor Oasis on the 1200 aisle of the show!
RB Landscaping returns to the Downtown Raleigh Home Show as a Feature Sponsor, showcasing a Deck, Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace, Patio, Water Feature, Lots of Plants, Pergola, and always a new unique feature. You can find them in aisle 100 of the show!
Friday, September 14th, 2018, is Hero Day! We invite Active & Retired Military, First Responders, and Teachers to attend the show free of charge. Simply present valid ID at the box office. For your service and sacrifice, we thank you. Please note, this offer is valid on Friday only and does not extend to family members.