Look who appeared at the 2016 show.
TRISTA + RYAN SUTTER
As one of only a few successful couples to come out of ABC’s popular Bachelorette series, Ryan and Trista Sutter are a real life, “dream come true.” After a very public wedding – 26 million people watched their wedding special – Ryan and Trista moved away from the bright lights of Hollywood and settled in the Rocky Mountain Town of Vail, Colorado where Ryan still works as a Lieutenant at the Vail Fire Department and Trista works as a self-proclaimed, “stay at home and work” mom. The couple lives the small town life with their two kids, Max (8) and Blakesley Grace (6) along with their two dogs, Sophie and Tank. Though they chose family over fame, Ryan and Trista have remained publicly relevant in large part due to their “everyday” appeal. Most recently the two completed a pilot home renovation show for HGTV called, Rocky Mountain Reno. Though neither would consider themselves professional within the home market, the show exemplifies their mutual love of crafting, creating and inspiring.
The Beekman Boys
When Josh Kilmer-Purcell (advertising executive and author) and his partner Brent Ridge (physician and former Vice President of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia) purchased the historic Beekman 1802 Farm in 2007, they had no idea that it would launch one of the "fastest growing lifestyle brands in the country".
After taking in a neighboring farmer and his herd of beloved dairy goats, Ridge and Kilmer-Purcell began producing soaps and cheese. As other neighbors taught them how to farm, Ridge and Kilmer-Purcell shared their city-honed skills-starting a website and Mercantile.
The men began working with several other local farmers and artisans to market their goods, and the entire village came together to host seasonal festivals, which are now attended by thousands of visitors from around the globe.
A television network launched a reality show about their effort- The Fabulous Beekman Boys (now airing on Cooking Channel)- which spread the Beekman message of hard work, living seasonally, and neighborly sharing around the globe.
The Fabulous Beekman Boys will also be our celebrity judges helping choose the 2016 Trendsetter of the Year! For more information on the 2016 Trendsetter of the Year, see below.
Help choose the 2016 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year!
Stop by the Fresh Ideas Home Stage Saturday at 1pm to watch our three national finalists present and vote for your favorite.This is the culmination of a national search to turn one blogger into a home show celebrity. The winner will receive a three-month multi-show stage tour contract valued at approximately $30,000, opportunities for media appearances & access to thousands of new fans & followers!
The Fabulous Beekman Boys will be our celebrity judges helping choose the 2016 Trendsetter of the Year!
The three finalists:
Philadelphia’s favorite DIYer takes everyday items and flea market finds and transforms them into unique pieces that will freshen and warm your home.
Connect with @ThePaintedHome on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Presentation Time: 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Presentation Topic: Get your hands dirty...or not: planting succulents
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Hailing from Maryland, this mother of three boys has been helping folks decorate, improve, and maintain their homes on a DIY budget since 2010.
Connect with @ThriftDiving on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Presentation Topic: 5 Power Tools DIYers MUST Have in Their Toolbox (And How to Use Them!)
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This Oklahoma entrepreneur has had her DIY projects featured on Today.com, The Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Buzzfeed, and Good Housekeeping.
Connect with @RefunkMyJunk on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Presentation Time: 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Presentation Topic: Simple Tips to Painting Your Furniture Like a Pro
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