April WilkersonYouTube home improvement expert April Wilkerson has been called a Maker, a DIYer, a Woodworker and Metalworker. All are apt, but regardless of the label, April makes stuff that she wants or needs instead of buying it or hiring it out. It’s her goal to be able to look around her home and have a hard time finding something she didn’t make with her own two hands. And she’s coming to the San Antonio Home + Garden Show to inspire you to pick up a tool you didn’t think you could use and build something you didn’t think you could build.
April started her blog in February of 2013, even though she had never used a power tool before. She didn’t grow up working on things, but she quickly learned.
Shortly after April started making things, she started putting together written tutorials on her website so that she could pass along information to anybody else that was interested. One thing led to another and a year later she started making video tutorials. She now puts together free tutorials on anything and everything she does. She sticks to building the things she wants or needs in her life, and she brings a camera along because sharing the information on how she completed a project has become just as big of an obsession as doing the actual projects.
April has also appeared on History Channel’s More Power with Tim (the Tool Man Taylor) Allen and Richard Karn where the trio hangs out in Tim’s workshop, putting all types of home improvement tools to the test.
April is a born and bred Texas girl who grew upon the south Texas coast and now lives in the beautiful Texas hills with a little herd of rescue animals and chickens.
Appearing live on stage Friday, Oct 6 at 4 pm and Saturday, Oct 7 at 11 am
Patric Richardson, The Laundry Guy
Before there was a TV show, and before there was a book, Patric Richardson loved laundry. When he was barely 3 years old, Santa brought him a toy washing machine, fueling a passion already inside him and presenting itself when he helped hang clothes on the clothesline or fold the sheets with his beloved Granny Dude.
As a child, he loved clothes, both wearing them and their care. Voted best dressed in 8th grade and in high school, the path was set. He studied Merchandising Apparel and Textiles at the University of Kentucky then left for an incredible career in luxury fashion at McAlpins, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Time in these legendary stores taught him 2 major lessons, that incredible clothes are fun, and that all clothing, regardless of price can be cared for at home.
Opening his designer vintage store, Mona Williams, in 2013 Patric embarked on the next step in his journey. The store carried a small, but curated collection of fine laundry products, sparking the curiosity of the Minneapolis/St Paul community. This curiosity only grew when the Twin Cities newspaper, the Star Tribune, featured Patric and his love of laundering everything, from cashmere sweaters to tailored suits at home. This publicity completely changed his direction into the world of laundry and clothing care.
Patric started sharing his expertise at his much talked about, and often sold out, Laundry Camps, teaching people new and better ways to care for all of their apparel and home textiles. These camps sparked a revolution, prompting a book Laundry Love, now in its fourth printing and a television show, The Laundry Guy on HGTV and Discovery+. Patric has been featured in both local and national media including Live with Kelly and Ryan, the Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, Good Morning LA, the Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, The New York Times, WGN, Twin Cities Live, the Pioneer Press, GMA3, Martha Stewart Living, The Tamron Hall Show, and internationally with the BBC, The Globe and Mail and Die Welt.
Patric continues his love of laundry and home in St Paul MN with his partner and a very well cared for Lime tree.
Appearing live on Stage Friday, Oct 6 at 3 pm and Saturday, Oct 7 at 12 pm and 2 pm
Donna Moss - Award Winning Interior Designer and Patient AdvocateDonna Moss, affectionately known as the “Queen of Bling,” brings glamor and style to every space she decorates. Donna is an award-winning interior designer, former HGTV “Design Star” finalist and host of “Donna Decorates Dallas,” philanthropist, author and public speaker. She also lives with Graves’ disease and has become an advocate for others in the autoimmune disease community.
Renowned for her ability to ‘bling it all,’ Donna was working at a design show when she began to experience unusual anxiety and a racing heart rate. In the emergency room that day, Donna was diagnosed with Graves’ disease and subsequently learned of her risk for Thyroid Eye Disease (TED), a separate but related condition that requires different care. Aware that TED could damage her vision and appearance if left untreated, Donna has been monitoring her eye symptoms, including pain, irritation and dryness, ever since.
In addition to her traditional interior design work, Donna enjoys offering her talents to support charities such as A Wish with Wings and has served on the board of The Arts Council. Throughout her 30-year design career, Donna’s eye for high fashion and ability to bring the ‘wow factor’ to every luxury design she masterfully creates, has made her one of the most sought after and successful interior designers in Texas.
Appearing live on stage Saturday, Oct 7 at 5 pm and Sunday, Oct 8 at 2 pm
Renae TrevinoBetter known to comedy fans as Captain Evil, Renae Smith Treviño, is a triple threat: actress, producer, and director. As one of the few Latinas to be in charge behind the camera, Renae co-produced and co-directed three of Steve Treviño’s comedy specials, Relatable (2014), ‘Til Death (2018), and his latest special I Speak Wife (2022). Additionally, she manages the business operations of their production company, With Lots of Eggs LLC as COO, and still finds time to act in front of the camera.
Captain Evil’s popularity has only grown since the launch of their podcast–sharing stories of their marriage, family, and parenthood.
A self-proclaimed home decor junkie and holiday entertaining connoisseur, fans turn to Renae's Instagram to see this DIY queen share all about creating long lasting love and laughter in their home.
Appearing live on stage Saturday, October 7 at 1 pm
Courtney Daigle - Creative Director, Jordylolo EventsCourtney is the vibrant and passionate leader behind Jordylolo Events! She is a mommy entrepreneur as well as an Active Duty service member in the Air Force. She is inspired by her two daughters, Jordyn and Londyn, who are creative, fun, and full of energy!! She incorporates those same elements into her event experiences. Courtney founded Jordylolo Events with one goal in mind: to design and produce creative and unforgettable events for every occasion. From small intimate affairs to large-scale parties, Courtney strive's to execute events that not only aim to impress, but also create uniqueexperiences for clients and their guests that last long after the fun is over. See Courtney's designs at the show, including the Barbie Inspired Dream Rooms Feature and the Tablescapes Feature!
Appearing live on Stage Friday, October 6 at 1:30 pm
Nicole Pulley - Owner and Principal Designer, Interior AffairsOriginally from New York, Nicole has also lived in Los Angeles and Dallas but has spent the majority of her life in San Antonio. In 1994 Nicole took a position with the San Antonio Apartment Association (SAAA) and was quickly promoted to Director of Education, where over the next 14+ years she received several awards for her outstanding achievements. A small project in 2006, marked the beginning of a new career path. While working full time at SAAA, overseeing Interior Affairs part-time, and raising 2 young children, Nicole decided to go back to school to finish her degree and pursue her passion of design full-time. She earned her Bachelor's degree in 2007 from the University of the Incarnate Word. Since 2006, Interior Affairs continues to grow and serve multifamily, commercial and residential clients in all facets of interior design and distinguishes itself from the competition with an understanding of the design industry, affordability and unparalleled client satisfaction.
In May of 2021, she expanded the company and opened a wallpaper showroom--the only one of it's kind open to the public in San Antonio. Interior Affairs carries over 70 wallcovering and fabric lines and offers wallpaper removal, installation services and estimates. Additionally, custom window treatments, pillows and bedding are available, along with reupholstery service. In addition to numerous design awards, a home staged by Interior Affairs was featured on HGTV's House Hunters. Nicole has served as chair of the Ambassador Committee for SAAA, and the Sherwin-Williams Pro Advisory Panel. A former Miss Texas USA Contestant, Nicole also served as a volunteer for several years as a youth volleyball coach, is a published author and enjoys traveling. She is Mother to a Son who is an Officer in the U.S. Army, and a Daughter finishing Nursing School. See Nicole's designs at the show, including the Barbie Inspired Dream Rooms Feature and the Fresh Ideas Stage!
Appearing live on stage Friday, October 6 at 5 pm
Nichelle Hosley - Owner and Principal Designer, n2Spaces Interior Design
Hailing from the East Coast (Norfolk, VA), Nichelle Hosley is an award-winning Interior Designer, Interior Design Meets Fashion Founder and Curator, and lover of all-things Beauty and Fashion.
With over 25 years of experience, Nichelle is part of the elite when it comes to beauty, interior management and Fashion Show production. She is a former retail manager of boutique women’s clothing and 15-year nail salon owner. In 2004, Nichelle moved to San Antonio, TX. With that move, she had a desire for something new. So, after realizing her creativity and passion for beautiful living spaces, she attended St. Mary’s University where she received her Residential and Commercial Interior Design credentials and began her career as an Interior Designer. Nichelle has been employed at Interior Trade Cartel for over 12 years and runs her very own interior design business, n2 Spaces Interior Design.
In 2015, Interior Design Meets Fashion was awakened simply by a desire to merge two amazing worlds together. Interior Design and Fashion Design resembles in such a way that “one informs the other and vice versa,” according to Blue Carreon, former fashion journalist. Interior Design Meets Fashion has evolved into a not for profit supporter of local charity organizations.
Nichelle is married to Art Hosley Jr (Co-Director/Photographer) of 31 years. Together, they have four amazing children, a son-in-law, and a sweet grand-baby boy: Caitlin who is a highly sought after makeup artist (married to Dennis Love and mommy to Carter Ray…and Cobi Lei’ale on the way), Austin Hosley who is a graduate of the Art Institute with a degree in Fashion Design, Christian who is a graduate of the University of North Texas, CEO of Hosleyville LLC., and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Texas Tech University, and Justin, a real estate student and employed with Embry Property Management Co.
Through her vast experience and extensive knowledge on working with world renowned luxury furniture brands and access to some of the most beautiful fabrics, and her connection with local boutiques and designers, Nichelle continues to craft unique fashion shows as well as beautiful spaces that leave impactful impressions. See Nichelle's designs at the Barbie Inspired Dream Rooms Feature!
Chris De La Garza - Interior Designer/Showroom Merchandiser, Interior Trade Cartel
Chris was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. It was here that he embarked on his journey in the world of interior design, which eventually led him to pursue a bachelor's degree in the field. He honed his skills and passion at the Art Institute of San Antonio, where he obtained his degree. Since 2019, Chris has had the privilege of applying his expertise and creativity as a part of the dynamic team at Interior Trade Cartel, where he continues to explore innovative design concepts and transform spaces into works of art. See Chris's designs at the Barbie Inspired Dream Rooms Feature!