Chenoa and David Rivera HGTV

HGTV's Chenoa & David Rivera | RUSTIC REHAB (2018)

Chenoa and David Rivera are the stars of “Rustic Rehab,” a new show on HGTV that will follow the couple as they remodel and restore homes in their hometown of Paradise, California. The couple shares a passion for transforming neglected houses into beautiful homes. With four kids and a booming real estate investment company, these two are a dynamic duo and we can’t wait to watch their series!

Catch Chenoa and David on our Fresh Ideas stage on Friday at 4pm and Saturday at 1pm and 4pm!

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Katharine McMillan | author (2018)

Katharine Kaye McMillan guides people on how to create beautiful, fulfilling, and successful lives as an author/co-author of over 13 books on decorating and partner at Strahan + McMillan Architecture & Interior Design. 

A three-time For Dummies® author, she has co-authored Home Decorating For Dummies® (1998) and Home Decorating For Dummies-2 Edition® (2003), and Painting Do-it-Yourself For Dummies® (2007). A former magazine editor and newspaper columnist, she has been a media spokesperson and keynote speaker/celebrity at home shows across the nation and internationally. She is also an industrial-organizational psychologist, and she consults on research projects and provides consultation and coaching services to individuals and organizations. Originally from New York, she is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin and earned her doctorate at Florida Atlantic University.

Katharine will be sharing her expertise on our Fresh Ideas Stage Friday through Sunday; click here for the full schedule, including her speaking times!

Faye Prosser


Join Faye for a money saving workshop that will teach you how to save on your grocery expenses each and every week and how to meal plan on a budget! Our guest speaker is Faye Prosser, WRAL-TV Smart Shopper and author of The Smart Spending Guide. These workshops will change the way you shop and teach you to save more than you ever thought possible!

Click here for Faye's class times on the Fresh Ideas Stage Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Rhonda Benvie

Rhonda Benvie | Help Me Rhonda Interiors (2018)

Rhonda is a native of the area.  She grew up in Fuquay-Varina and now calls Wake Forest home.  Help Me Rhonda Interiors is a Best of the Best winner and has been spotlighted in local magazines.  Rhonda has also authored design articles in local publications.  Come learn the basics of design as Rhonda shares her 20+ years of experience in the design field and see why her clients love her down-to-earth, tell it like it is, work with any budget approach to design. 

Rhonda will be taking your interior design and decor questions LIVE on stage at the show each day! Be sure to check out her furniture store Open Door Furniture & Accents!

Click here for Rhonda's stage times and bring your interior design questions to "Ask A Designer" on the Fresh Ideas Stage!