March 16-19, 2023

Seminar Stage Headliners

Lisa Steinkopf, The Houseplant Guru

Lisa Steinkopf, The Houseplant Guru

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf is passionate about houseplants. Known as The Houseplant Guru, Lisa is a freelance writer and has authored four houseplant books. Her newest book, Bloom, covers everything you need to know about flowering houseplants. She also currently writes articles for Michigan Gardener Magazine.

For more, check out her website thehouseplantguru.com or find her on Facebook at facebook.com/HouseplantGuru and Instagram at www.instagram.com/thehouseplantguru.

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Leslie Hart-Davidson, HDD Studios

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.

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