Inspirations Stage

Nashville Home Show Inspirations Stage

The Inspirations Stage is home to celebrities both national & local! We bring you some the best design experts, renovators and idea generators to improve you home! Spend some time here you and will leave inspired to turn your home improvement dreams into reality!

Thank you to our Stage decorators EClan Design and ReFresh Home Design.

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Local Experts
Stage Schedule


Laurie Smith

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Superstar Designer featured on TLC’s Trading Spaces, The Today Show and The View
Laurie Smith’s Website

Join Laurie Smith at the Nashville Home Show for an inside look at two of her favorite personal renovations, with her best tips for making design work for you.

Millions of viewers fell in love with designer Laurie Smith, as one of the first designers to on the wildly popular TLC show Trading Spaces in 1999. For eight seasons, and multiple Emmy nominations, fans were able to see Laurie’s modern classic design each week as she remade a space in just 48 hours.

Trading Spaces was rebooted in the spring of 2018 and has been nominated for an E! People’s Choice Award. Season 2 began airing in Spring 2019 with all of us watching!

Local Experts

Bohnne Jones

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Interior Designer, DDCD
Decorating Den Interiors

Bohnne Jones is the President, Owner and Lead Interior Designer of Decorating Den Interiors in Nashville. Named 2018 Franchise Owner of the Year, Bohnne has 20+ years of experience to share!

Two things make Bohnne stand out from the crowd: her creativity and desire to satisfy the customer. She and her design team, are always busy making beautiful happen! Join Bohnne at the Inspirations Stage for a look at her top tips for designing your perfect space.

Carol Bass

The Practical Decorator

From hanging art to placing accessories, you’ll never look at your home quite the same again after learning how to avoid the top decorating mistakes!

Carol Bass is owner of The Practical Decorator. She has been in the Decorating and Staging industry for the past 17 years. When Carol is not working with clients she spends her energy teaching and training talented individuals in creating successful businesses.

Appearing courtesy of Nashville House and Home and Garden Magazine

Kimberly Greenwell

Producer & Owner
My Southern Home with Kimberly Greenwell

Kimberly Greenwell grew up in Bardstown, Kentucky a small charming Southern town located near Louisville, Kentucky.

After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Broadcasting, she settled in Louisville, Kentucky where she worked at WAVE 3-TV for several years before starting the company, KAG Media Consulting. She is currently the producer and host of “My Southern Home with Kimberly Greenwell”.

Kimberly will host the Saturday afternoon “Home Experts Panel” on the Inspirations Stage, when you can receive practical and insightful advice on building or remodeling your dream home.

Scarlet Paolicchi

Owner & Author
Family Focus Blog

Scarlet Paolicchi, founder of and author of Sharing Stories, Making Memories: A Journal for Grandparents and Grandchildren, will discuss Easy Green Living Tips. Learn Scarelet’s simple suggestions for a greener home, easy green lifestyle choices, and a few DIY green cleaning recipes as well!

Stage Schedule


  • 1:30pm – Laurie Smith – Laurie’s Favorite Renovations
  • 3pm – Designer’s Panel – Keys of Great Small Space Design with EClan Design Master Artist/Designer Will Rhodarmer, ReFresh Home Design Owner/Designer Kara Blalock, and Becky Grinwald, Owner/Designer, Becky Rose Design. The panel is moderated by home lifestyle industry veteran Nancy McNulty, Forest Home Media.
  • 5pm – Laurie Smith – Laurie’s Favorite Renovations


  • 11am – Laurie Smith – Laurie’s Favorite Renovations
  • 1pm – Laurie Smith – Laurie’s Favorite Renovations
  • 2:30pm – Bohnne Jones – 2019’s Biggest Design Trends
  • 3:30pm – Carol Bass – “You Be the Judge” Homeowners, Is your home ready for the market?
  • 4:30pm – Kimberly Greenwell – Leading a Home Experts Panel


  • 12pm – Scarlet Paolicchi – Easy Green Living Tips
  • 2pm – Carol Bass – “You Be the Judge” Homeowners, Is your home ready for the market?

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We look forward to having you join us for the Nashville Home Show!

September 11-13
Music City Center

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