January 20-22, 2023
Seminar Stage Headliners
Lauren Figueroa, Lauren Figueroa Interior Design
Lauren Figueroa Interior Design (LFID) is quickly gaining recognition as the latest up and coming design firm in Michigan, furnishing and remodeling the homes, lake houses, and high rise condos of professionals in West and Southeast Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Lansing, the greater Detroit area, and even up to Traverse City.
LFID’s clients range from lawyers, accountants, and medical professionals, to university professors, business owners, and book editors, and they understand the value of time and a straightforward, transparent process. As the most reviewed interior design firm on google in Michigan, her goal is to save you the headache, time, and decision fatigue that comes with managing a design project from top to bottom.
A recent client sums it up, saying, “Lauren’s design skills are fantastic, as you can see when you view the gorgeous photos of her projects. What you can’t see, and what is just as important, is that she’s a dream to work with. Lauren is energetic, positive, and always willing to go the extra mile when it means making a client happy. Can’t recommend her highly enough.” To start the conversation on a project, tell her about your design goals here!
Leslie Hart-Davidson, HDD Studios
Leslie Hart-Davidson is a nationally recognized professional interior designer, author, and owner of HDD Studios in Michigan. Leslie holds a B.A. in interior design and has nearly two decades of industry experience, but credits her family for the desire to enter the world of design. The Hart family practiced real estate flipping while she was a child, so her calling for home improvement came early.
Leslie lives and breathes interior design not only in her successful design business, but also through her extensive writing career. She has written two home improvement books full of snark and great content: Remodeling Your House without Killing Your Spouse in 2014 and It’s Not Your Room, it’s You in 2016. Leslie’s most recent book is a combination kitchen design/memoir/cookbook titled Food is Love that will be showcased during the 2022 season’s seminars.
The design philosophy Leslie adopted when she started her business more than 20 years ago is straightforward: design is a democracy, not a dictatorship. This guiding principle helps audience members and clients better understand design language and the psychology behind how they live in their homes. Her innovative seminars include “Thing or Not a Thing: The Best and Worst of Today’s Design Trends,” and “Leveling Up from Live, Laugh, Love. When she’s not on stage or on camera, you can find Leslie posting witty lifestyle content to her Facebook page and whipping up delightful meals in her charming 140-year-old Michigan farmhouse.
Alyssa Turner Cairns, Alyssa Designs & Co.
Alyssa Designs & Co. offers interior design and decorating services in Grand Rapids, MI and online. We focus on creating happy homes for busy families- specifically designing from the perspective of a parent creating dream homes for clients that they can enjoy now (not after the kids graduate and move out).
As a busy mom herself, running a business and caring for two kiddos (and one on the way!), Alyssa knows how important it is to have a home that functions smoothly and makes you HAPPY to be there. When a home is harmonious, so are the people in it.
We believe in the importance of quality furniture, stain-proof fabrics, and sensible storage- the basics required to help our clients best enjoy their time at home with active families. Head to the website to learn more about our Design Process, or please book an Introduction Call to meet with Alyssa and learn which of our design services is the best fit for your project!
Home Repair Services
Home Repair Services has specialized in post-purchase homeownership services for lower-income homeowners since 1979. Those services include free hands-on training in home repair skills, affordable kitchen cabinets for remodeling projects, emergency repairs when health or safety is at risk, financial counseling for homeowners and much more.
As a non-profit organization, Home Repair Services depends on the generosity of caring people in our community. You can help us continue our mission by volunteering to help or making a much-needed financial donation. Most donations are tax-deductible and all are much appreciated!
Part of our DIY Homeowner series, Home Repair Services offers DIY classes in a variety of topics at the show, all included with your admission.
Kate Wert, Moxie Life Organizing
Kate Wert, LMSW is the co-owner of Moxie Life Organizing, LLC, a full service organizing and coaching company. Kate and her team members emphasize utilizing a person-centered approach with mindful integration of client’s unique professional and personal needs, life history, and style. Her organizers specialize in household decluttering and organizing, downsizing, relocation services, estate management, staging, spatial planning, closet design and more.
Kate considers herself a master organizer with an eye for design and a social worker at heart. The most rewarding part of Kate’s work is when Grand Rapids natives reach out to her at a point of overwhelm and together, they prove that no matter the project at hand – “it’s manageable.” Kate knows it’s an honor to be in other’s homes and relishes in the rich history and stories that unveil through her work. She gets excited when her clients cast a vision and she can walk beside them to make it a reality.