Technology with attitude

The Philadelphia Home Show is Coming to the Pennsylvania Convention Center January 16-24, 2010

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The Philadelphia Home Show is the place for you to experience what’s new in Home, Remodeling, Home Decor, and More! The show offers you the opportunity to meet over 500 experts and experience thousands of products and services.

Marketplace Events produces 27 home and garden shows across the US and Canada. Through our inspirational shows, our customers have the opportunity to see and experience the latest home and garden trends and innovations, listen to celebrity designers, watch creative demonstrations and source and buy new products.

Our home and garden events are produced in 18 markets throughout North America.

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Here’s a look at some of the things that The Philadelphia Home Show will feature:

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Paul DiMeo is one of the Celebrity Guests
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Paul DiMeo is one of the Celebrity Guests

2010 Celebrities/Experts

Paul DiMeo of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Paul DiMeo is best known as the carpenter with attitude on the Emmy-winning “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” He will share unique carpentry and design tips and of course stories from the show!

Appearing on Opening Day – Saturday, January 16

John Gidding of HGTV’s Designed to Sell and Curb Appeal: The Block

Following the success of his first TV show, John Gidding moved to New York City to start his firm, John Gidding Design Inc, and has done numerous residential renovations there and around the country. In 2007, John started an office in Atlanta, where he was thrilled to join the Designed to Sell family on HGTV. While JGDI is engaged in high-end residential projects around the world, John continues to bring his breadth of experience to HGTV’s new show “Curb Appeal: The Block”.

Appearing: Saturday, January 23 & Sunday, January 24

Christopher Straub “Project Runway Season 6 Designer”

Christopher Straub is a fashion designer who made his debut on Season 6 of Lifetime’s Project Runway: a competition reality program where fashion designers are creatively challenged week after week to show their skills while meeting the guidelines of each challenge. He won top honors on the first episode and continued to show the judges that he has the potential for greater things. At this time he is creating multiple collections of handbags, accessories and apparel that will premier throughout 2010.

Appearing: Friday January 22nd

Lynn Doyle

Lynn Doyle is a multi award-winning journalist, and a nine-time Emmy recipient, with more than 25 years of television news experience. She is host and executive producer for The Comcast Network’s Emmy Award-winning “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle.” With its guests, wide range of topics, heavy viewer participation and direct access to the host, “It’s Your Call” is the most opinionated talk show in the region, offering thought-provoking television superior to straight news programs. Doyle tackles issues making national headlines and explores how they affect people in the Comcast Network viewing area by providing a forum for people to voice their concerns and opinions.

Appearing: Monday January 18th

Kate Hart – Home Stager

Kate Hart is an award winning home staging and design expert who is passionate about helping families to get the look they want in their home affordably. Her work has been featured in numerous books and national publications, and she’s appeared on Philadelphia area news shows including Action News, Fox 29 News, and the NBC 10! show. Kate has also been a featured guest on national news shows including HGTV Radio, The Fine Living Network, Comcast News Network and CNN Headline News. In addition, Hart was recently honored as the 2007-08 Real Estate Staging Association Staging Professional of the Year and named HomeGoods stores staging and design expert.

2010 Show Highlights & Features

Designer Rooms

Stroll through the Designer Rooms to see how your favorite Philadelphia TV morning news personalities would decorate their homes! These personalities are matched with top interior designers to create unique rooms that will inspire you.

Ty Scavenger Hunt

Search for the coolest and newest products throughout the show endorsed by Ty Pennington. Find all the items presented by a variety of companies, and be entered to win a clock from Weil Clocks!

The Green Zone

Check out the latest in Green Products from local companies in the Green Zone – a new area at the Show. You will see new products and learn of new services that are Earth friendly for your home.

The Marketplace

Shop til you drop in this new area of the show! You’ll find a unique variety of great products for your home – all at great prices.

Coffee Cafe

The perfect place to take a break! Located near the Home Idea Stage, you can watch one of the several presentations or seminars while enjoying a quick refreshment.

For a full list of happenings day by day, click here. For a detailed exhibitor listing click here. To learn more about the 2010 Philadelphia Home Show, and purchase tickets, check out the events website.