It's all here!
April 2nd - April 5th, 2020
It's all here!
April 2nd - April 5th, 2020
Thursday, April 2
Thursday
April 2
12pm - 9pm
12p - 9p

Friday, April 3
Friday
April 3
12pm - 9pm
12p - 9p

Saturday, April 4
Saturday
April 4
10am - 9pm
10a - 9p

Sunday, April 5
Sunday
April 5
10am - 5pm
10a - 5p

Seminars

Brought to you by:

RIBA Home Show Sponsor – RI Kitchen & Bath

Thursday, April 4th

Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden
Michelle Mensinger, Master Flower Show Judge
Thursday: 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Listen to Michelle’s message “Bee aware, bee concerned, and bee a friend to pollinators!” as she describes the best ways we can improve our outdoor spaces to attract pollinators. Whether or not you already have an existing garden or are in the planning stages, Michele will offer practical advice to entice pollinators to your garden.
Remodeling Your Space to Age in Place
Prudence Stoddard | RI Kitchen & Bath
Thursday: 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Don’t want to downsize or move to a condo? Award-winning designers from Rhode Island Kitchen & Bath will teach you how to modify your existing home to make it safer as you grow older. From replacing bathtubs, installing safety rails, or widening doors, they’ll showcase specific products and appliances that are being used today.
Container Gardening
Thursday: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Don’t want to downsize or move to a condo? Award-winning designers from Rhode Island Kitchen & Bath will teach you how to modify your existing home to make it safer as you grow older. From replacing bathtubs, installing safety rails, or widening doors, they’ll showcase specific products and appliances that are being used today.

Friday, April 5th

Flowers from the Supermarket
Sue Redden, Accredited Master Judge
Friday: 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Beautiful blooms can be found at the local supermarket or the farmers market just waiting for you to bring them home to enhance your surroundings. Join Sue Redden as she shows you how to take these cut flowers and turn them easily and simply into lovely ways to adorn your tables for family and friends or to just enjoy them yourself!
5 Essential Steps to Planning Your Home Design Project like A Pro!
Janelle Photopoulos | Blakely Interior Designs
Friday: 2:00pm – 2:45pm
Beautiful blooms can be found at the local supermarket or the farmers market just waiting for you to bring them home to enhance your surroundings. Join Sue Redden as she shows you how to take these cut flowers and turn them easily and simply into lovely ways to adorn your tables for family and friends or to just enjoy them yourself!
What’s Trending in Kitchen & Bath Design
Billie Senzek & Erika Pearson | RI Kitchen & Bath
Friday: 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Beautiful blooms can be found at the local supermarket or the farmers market just waiting for you to bring them home to enhance your surroundings. Join Sue Redden as she shows you how to take these cut flowers and turn them easily and simply into lovely ways to adorn your tables for family and friends or to just enjoy them yourself!
Choosing Paint Colors For The Interior of Your Home
Pamela J. Fatone | PFNY Designs
Friday: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Looking to remodel your bathroom? Want to create the ultimate guest bedroom? In this seminar you’ll learn not only how you can incorporate 2019’s biggest color trends into your home, but what colors look best in your space – and why. You’ll create a custom color wheel to use as a resource in whatever projects may inspire you this Spring and Summer. A little color goes a long way!
50 Shades of Green: Using Only Green Plant Materials
Friday: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Three designers! Three containers! All green floral material! Ready, Set, Go! Three talented designers are all competing to make the best and most creative use of the floral materials that they have been given. They only have thirty minutes to create their designs before being given the opportunity to explain their thoughts behind their choices. You the audience may vote for your favorite by applause. Join us for our version of the “Chopped Challenge!”

Saturday, April 6th

Make Your Home a Sacred Space
Current State by Alex & Ani
Saturday: 11:00am – 11:45am
In this make and take with Current State, get some simple tips on how to cleanse energy, set intentions and live more mindfully in your home. You’ll build your own smudge kit including sage, pali santo, a crystal, and an essential oil sample of your choice.
The Importance of a Garden
Gail Read | Gardens & Greenhouse Manager at Blithewold
Saturday: 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Managing the gardens year-round at Blithewold is not enough to keep this gardener content. It takes a garden of her own! Gail Read believes that gardens are essential to our well-being and can trace her interest in gardening back to her teenage years when she began growing her own flowers. She will share her vast knowledge of plants and growing practices through a presentation of beautiful photographs of gardens.
“Radler” Roses: Beyond Knock-Out Roses
Mike & Angelina Chute, Authors
Saturday: 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Want to learn about easy-to-grow roses beyond Knock-Outs? Will Radler, hybridizer of the famous Knock-Out roses, has also created numerous other low maintenance, disease resistant roses. Many of these varieties are introduced in Mike and Angelina Chute’s program, “Radler” Roses: Knock-Outs & Beyond,” developed with input and collaboration from Will Radler. This PowerPoint program includes Radler’s many shrub and climbing varieties as well as his new Champion series of sustainable roses. From the fragrant Fruity Petals to his soaring Highwire Flyer, these additional Radler roses, beyond Knock-Outs, are roses that everyone can grow in their home gardens.
Bracelet Making
Carolyn Wagner, Artist/Designer
Saturday: 2:00pm – 3:45pm
Working with memory wire, tubing and a variety of vintage, Czech, and Japanese beads, you will create a stunning bangle to wear solo or in combination with other bracelets.
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better
Saturday: 2:00pm – 3:45pm
Celebrate Spring with four award-winning Rhode Island Federation of Garden Club floral designers. Be amazed as these talented designers create works of art to decorate your home. Decide for yourself which designer makes the best and most creative use of the floral materials they have been given.
Make Your Home a Sacred Space
Current State by Alex & Ani
Saturday: 5:00pm – 5:45pm
In this make and take with Current State, get some simple tips on how to cleanse energy, set intentions and live more mindfully in your home. You’ll build your own smudge kit including sage, pali santo, a crystal, and an essential oil sample of your choice.
Wood Embroidery Art
Kristen Lemoine, Visual artist, @wakenmaken
Saturday: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
There’s spring cleaning and then there is spring designing – get your home and garden ready for warm weather with a festive sign. You’ll choose your template and then your pieces of wood and create unique art with string. Keep it for yourself, or gift to a friend! Bring a vintage feel with fresh design and the pride of making it yourself!

Sunday, April 7th

How to Hire a Contractor
George Whalen, Past Executive Director
Contractors Licensing & Registration Board
Sunday: 11:00am – 11:45am
Hiring a contractor to build your dream home or remodel your existing home is one of the most important decisions a homeowner makes. Let George expertly take you through the ins and outs of this process to ensure you hire the contractor best suited for your project and help to avoid costly pitfalls.
10 Designer Tips for A Great Kitchen
Sunday: 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Your kitchen is the soul of your home, and therefore, careful planning is required to ensure your new kitchen will be both beautiful and functional. From creating an efficient workspace to maximizing storage, selecting the right countertop, and more, learn how simple changes can make a big impact!
Size Doesn’t Matter: A container demonstration
Blakley Szosz, Head Gardener, R.I. Country Club
Sunday: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
This is a container demonstration ideal for those with limited space for gardening. A container can be as simple as a centerpiece for your patio table or it may be a dramatic urn that steals the show. Learn how to achieve the right look for the right location.
Planting a Garden for Pollinators
Warren Leach, Co-Owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery
Sunday: 2:00pm – 2:45pm
Pollinators are everywhere and play an important role in our lives and habitats, from pollinating the foods that we eat to initiating the development of the seeds that ensure the survival of native plants. Warren Leach will review pollinator needs and offer a selection of ornamental trees, shrubs, perennials and vines with flowering characteristics that will benefit pollinators.
Bracelet Making
Carolyn Wagner, Artist/Designer
Sunday: 2:00pm – 3:45pm
Pollinators are everywhere and play an important role in our lives and habitats, from pollinating the foods that we eat to initiating the development of the seeds that ensure the survival of native plants. Warren Leach will review pollinator needs and offer a selection of ornamental trees, shrubs, perennials and vines with flowering characteristics that will benefit pollinators.
SHOW TIMES
Thursday, April 2 12pm - 9pm
Friday, April 3 12pm - 9pm
Saturday, April 4 10am - 9pm
Sunday, April 5 10am - 5pm
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