2013 Celebrity Guests
THE DESIGN AFICIONADOS YOU LOVE AND TRUST ARE UP FRONT AND PERSONAL AT THE OTTAWA HOME & GARDEN SHOW.
SEE THEM ON THE State Farm ® Main Stage presented by Rogers TV
On Stage at OHGS 2013
The main stage at the OHGS is the hotspot at the 2013 show. The line-up includes design experts, culinary visionaries and gardening creatives that can not only design adaptable solutions, but have great ideas to bring the outdoors inside.
Expert presentations will inspire you to make the very most of your at-home lifestyle. Whether renovating a kitchen or creating a unique and calming retreat, our local and national experts will provide ideas for high-end designs and practical schemes for everyday living.
See HGTV's Bryan Baeumler
Live ONE DAY ONLY!
Saturday, March 23 at 1PM
Back by popular demand,
Bryan Baeumler returns to our stage to share his renovation knowledge
and engaging sense of humor with home show audiences.
Bryan doesn’t believe he’s
put in an honest day’s work unless he gets his hands dirty! A
natural-born teacher, the Gemini-award winning host has been educating
and entertaining viewers across Canada and the US for over seven years
on the hit shows House of Bryan and Disaster DIY. On House of Bryan,
fans watched in record-numbers as Bryan built a custom 3,500 square foot
home for his family. On Disaster DIY, Bryan waged war on building
shortcuts and taught well-intentioned DIY-ers how to bring their
renovations back on track with a little tough love and a lot of humor.
In his latest show, Leave it to Bryan, the veteran contractor helps
reno-hungry homeowners prioritize the room they need, over the
renovation they want.
Lee-Ann shares secrets of her hi-low design savvy and inspired ideas to up-cycle or re-repurpose garage sale and dollar store finds; New Season, New Look – Lee-Ann offers tips and tricks to incorporate new trends that easily and effectively give your home a fresh spring facelift; Dual Purpose Design – Lee-Ann presents smart storage solutions to you – whether you’re in a town, country home or condo.
Lee-Ann Lacroix & Leanne Cusack
Presented by St Laurent Centre
Interior Decorator, Artist, e-commerce Entrepreneur, Sommelier, Travelholic and Regular Contributor to CTV's News at Noon – meet Lee- Ann LaCroix, Canada’s answer to your best girlfriend who’s got it together on all fronts…
be joined on stage by her friends, regular segment host CTV Noon’s
Leanne Cusack and Marketing Director at St. Laurent Centre Bernice
Rachkowski, for a few fun and informative presentations: Home Diva on a Dime.
Lee-Ann travels the world to discover fashion-forward new trends in home design. Her extensive globetrotting experience throughout North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East has been instrumental in creating and shaping her eclectic style, both in her interior design concepts and her paintings. In 1999, she founded Lee-Ann LaCroix and Associates, a successful decorating company. Since then, she has been introducing the value of good design and the importance of interior environments to be a reflection of one’s own personal style to a whole new generation of clients in Canada, France and Argentina. In 2011, Lee-Ann founded Osolee, a jewelry line that epitomizes her flare for being fashion forward without breaking the bank.
In his role as curator of the International Product Showcase for the show, Jean Michel Gauvreau calls himself a “globe-trotting product finder”. And, in just eight short years, he is turning heads as he brings his computation arts, digital image, technical project management and industrial expertise to the world of architectural and object design. Jean-Michel’s circle of design influence is wide enough to include speaking engagements in Vancouver, France and the United States; and TV appearances on HGTV (US), MSNBC, FOX, Care Television, as well as City TV, Breakfast Television, Global, TVA and TeleQuebec. National Post named him one of the top 40 under 40 most influential creative Canadians (All sectors were considered.) Jean-Michel continues to push his “Design Thinking” approach, working with developers, manufacturers and investors in the development of emerging markets in architecture and object design..
Mary recognized that her true passion
stemmed from inspiring others, and she turned to writing and other media
outlets to share her design knowledge. With the confidence to know how
to make good choices and with a flair for colour Mary has a strong sense
of how to create appealing spaces that suit individual personalities.
Join Mary Taggart, editor-in-chief of Ottawa At Home for her presentation The Impact of Colour and The Accent Wall. Discover how to create drama in your space by learning the rules for creating an accent wall and the importance of using colour to enhance space and showcase personality in your home. As a teacher, decorator, and lifestyle expert, Mary Taggart strives to inspire others to lead stylish lives. Decorator for Tamarack Homes for over 15 years she, was responsible for choosing everything from exterior colour packages to creating individual looks for model homes. While working within the new home industry, she started her own decorating business and worked with individual clients to help them achieve their decorating goals. Ultimately,
See Ed onsite at the Dream Garden, created by Garden Creations, on Thursday, March 21 – the opening day of the Ottawa Home and Garden Show – from 12 noon to 3 pm. He’ll be ready to answer any of your most perplexing gardening problems. He’ll have his book available for purchase as well.
Guru Gardener to all Canadians
Retired head gardener to six Canadian Governors General and Prime Ministers, more than two decades as phone-in “gardening guru” for CBC Radio’s “Ontario Today”, Ed Lawrence has provided practical, down-to-earth advice that has become the final word in gardening for more than half a million loyal listeners and fans. Ed’s encyclopedic knowledge of the gardening world, including the many uses of his famous “40-parts water to 1-part soap” solution, is now available in his timely book, “Gardening Grief & Glory”.
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