Trading Spaces star presents ‘Living with Art’ at Home Show

Trading Spaces star presents 'Living with Art' at Home Show
Trading Spaces star presents 'Living with Art' at Home Show
John Gidding

The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show, South Florida’s largest and premier home improvement expo will take place Labor Day Weekend — from Friday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day) — at Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23 St.

One of television’s most recognized architects/designers, John Gidding of TLC’s Trading Spaces will be the Home Show’s featured speaker presenting, “Living in Art: Decorating Through Self-Expression.” Gidding also will paint an original work of art during the first day (before and between presentations) which will be raffled off to an audience member at his final presentation.

“I enjoy painting ad hoc and I think it’ll be a great way of getting people to think about where they’d put a contemporary piece in their home, as they’ll potentially win the piece that’s right there,” Gidding said.

Gidding will share some takeaways for how to feel about your own “art collection;” identify ways of making walls have a purpose in each room; introduce different usages of art in interiors through furniture, installations, paintings, graffiti, etc., and discuss the role of art in Trading Spaces and why it’s always put off as “homework.”

Giddings’ seminars take place at the Ygrene Home Improvement Stage at 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3.

From traditional to trendy, there will be thousands of choices for the home, backyard and office: furniture; fine art and décor; landscaping items, patio furniture and grills; appliances; doors, cabinets and fixtures; flooring; home automation; wall and window treatments; home automation; hurricane protection, pergolas, awnings and much more — plus, special savings exclusive to the show.

Other Show features will include: lifestyle and industry professional seminars and labs; and the Designer Rooms for the Stars — four interior designers will each create a room vignette for a television news journalist “client” and reveal the final design to him/her at the Home Show.

The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show’s move to Wynwood marks a return for the Show to the City of Miami, where it was held for more than 30 years in the Coconut Grove Convention Center before it was demolished.

“It is a pleasure to welcome the Home Design and Remodeling Show back to the City of Miami. It is fitting to kick off this year’s show at its new home at Mana Wynwood in the heart of one of Miami’s creative epicenters, Wynwood. This show promotes distinct creativity and design elements that represent the very characteristics of this area’s identity, making it the perfect venue for this design-focused event,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

Tickets are $10, adults; $1, children 11 and under. Online or at the Box Office. Purchase tickets online by Thursday, Aug. 30, and save $3.

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