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Home design show visits city

October 23, 2014
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Interior design career is something of an odyssey
Taking classes at Kendall College of Art and Design while in high school inspired interior designer Marissa Iacovoni to move to Chicago to study interior design. Courtesy Marquez Colby

Need ideas on how to turn your house into a home?

Home-improvement showcase

Homeowners, designers and contractors should consider stopping by the Michigan Home Design & Remodeling Show this Friday through Sunday in Grand Rapids at The DeltaPlex.

The show is being produced by Standale Interiors in Grand Rapids and Standale Lumber in Grandville.

The event will feature showrooms and hundreds of products for home improvement and remodeling, as well as offer free seminars and on-site advice from experts.

“We want to give homeowners a chance to change their homes into the place of their dreams,” said Lindsey Wells, event director. “Everyone has their own unique taste. At this show, we hope to spark inspiration and creativity.”

Design advice

The event features two guest speakers on design.

Allison Victoria is the host of DIY Network's home-improvement series “Kitchen Crashers.” She will be speaking Saturday and Sunday.

The second keynote speaker will be Marissa Iacovoni, a Grand Rapids native who is the founder of the design and lifestyle blog, Diva on a Dime Interiors, and also an interior designer at the Rottet Studio in Houston.

Iacovoni and her business partner, Lindsey Delany, will be speaking on Sunday and will also be visiting Kendall College and West Catholic High School on Friday to speak with students.

“We will also be at the show at the Diva on a Dime Interiors booth design bar, giving practical design advice to homeowners looking for direction on certain areas of their home,” Iacovoni said. “Although design has taken me all around the world, I am always a huge advocate in bringing great design to my hometown."


Tickets cost $7, and children four and under can get in for free.  

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