The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 19, 2013

Southern Ideal Home Show Returns to Greensboro Coliseum Complex March 22-24

Three fun-filled days including HGTV’s Chris & Peyton Lambton

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 — Spring is in the air and consumers wanting to give their home or garden a much-needed facelift are marking their calendars for the mecca of all things home improvement: the Southern Ideal Home Show, March 22-24, 2013. As the premier home and garden show of the Triad, it brings more than 300 experts with the latest in home improvement products, services and values, and features to excite the entire family.

Show guests can experience hands-on, interactive exhibits, DIY seminars, the latest innovations in green living, the hottest products for kitchen and bath, and exclusive show-only specials. Other features include:

Going Yard. For anyone who has given up, lost hope or is completely overwhelmed by their yard, newlyweds Chris & Peyton Lambton are here to help. Chris’ landscaping skills combined with Peyton’s southern charm are inspiring beautiful backyards across the country in their new HGTV series Going Yard. This dynamic couple creates outdoor living spaces and features including patios, arbors and water features. Chris and Peyton will be on stage to give tips, offer help and answer all your questions Friday, March 22 and Saturday March 23.

Gardens Galore. The Belgard Gardens will cover more than 4,000 square feet of elaborate, lush gardens right inside the coliseum. The Triad’s leading landscape professionals will help usher customers into spring by providing individualized advice and services. See what they can do for you, courtesy of Kevin Greeson & Associates, Williamson Landscaping, Toms Creek Nursery & Landscaping, Discovery Landscape Company, Southern Exposure Landscape Management and Pond Professors.

Designer Rooms. Housed next to the Belgard Gardens, The Association of Interior Design Professionals (AIDP) will feature the latest décor in five spectacular designer rooms. AIDP’s qualified Interior Design Professionals will be available to provide guests with the expertise, materials and resources needed to create a space that caters to their specific lifestyle. Designers include Beeson Decorative Hardware & Plumbing, Total Bliss, Interior Design Solutions by Maria, Inc., Designer’s Attic of NC Inc. and Jollay Design Center.

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