The Annual CSBA Home and Outdoor Living Show returns to Bloomsburg February 23-25, 2018. We’re still feeling winter’s chill here in northeastern Pennsylvania, but spring will arrive before we know it. February is a perfect month to start thinking about fresh new design ideas for your home and outdoor living spaces, plus new ways to enjoy the outdoors. The Central Susquehanna Builders Association’s 31st Annual Show is sure to inspire you. Don’t miss Jeff Devlin, star of DIY Network’s Stone House Revival and owner of Schoolhouse Woodworking, in West Chester, presentations at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm Saturday, February 24. Throughout the show, you’ll enjoy demonstrations, learn new products, and visit with exhibitors including designers, builders, gardening experts. Expect giveaways, raffles, wine tastings, and great homemade food, of course! Bargain hunters with plans for their next home improvement projects will want to attend Saturday’s Annual Auction of building materials. Kids of all ages will have fun at Sunday’s “Builder Smart” Lego® Home Building Competition – those 12 and under can enter, and those over 12 can cheer them on.
Don’t miss this entertaining way to learn about some of the design trends experts predict for 2018. Many trends focus on creating balance both indoors and out for today’s busy, active lifestyles. Incorporating more aspects of nature and native materials, creatively repurposing salvaged or vintage items, and easy-care maintenance are three trends.
- Outdoors, low maintenance landscape designs, such as cottage gardens, habitat gardens, and bedhead gardens incorporate more native plants, grasses, and wildflowers, plus attract wildlife. Landscaping with edible plants is a widespread trend, and even people with small gardens can use containers for dwarf varieties of vegetables and fruits.
- Zen and Meditation Gardens encourage reflection with succulent plants, smooth natural elements like stones, water features, and a place to sit. Some outdoor dining spaces are moving farther away from the home and into the garden, complementing this trend. Zen-like concepts can be incorporated indoors using the same kinds of plants and materials in rooms like the bath.
- 2018 Interiors also emphasize using natural materials including stone, wood, and metals such as copper, hand-crafted and hand-painted artisan items, vintage items, plus bold and floral patterns in wallpaper and fabrics.
2018’s trendy colors will appear both indoors and out. You’ll see deeper, more saturated colors and jewel tones, plus hues from nature, in addition to shades of classic black and white. Pantone’s color of the year is Ultra Violet, while paint manufacturers also feature deep, bold colors such as Caliente and Deep Indigo, plus nature-derived names like Deep Plum, Poppy Red, Marigold, Sage, and Oceanside. It’s easy to incorporate purple hues from violets to lavender into plantings as well as interior spaces. Edible possibilities include herbs like basil and oregano, plus purple cauliflower, asparagus, and grapes.
So start dreaming about inspirations you can find at the Home and Outdoor Living Show – redecorating a room in trendy new colors and designs, incorporating more native and edible plants in your landscaping, or just planning more kinds of outdoor fun. But first, make your reservation for your Weekend Getaway – another new paint color – at The Inn, Farmhouse, & Brewing Co. at Turkey Hill!
31st Annual CSBA Home & Outdoor Living Show
Dates & Times: Friday, February 23, 2018, from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 10:00 until 4:00 pm
Location: Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Arts and Crafts Building, 620 West Third Street, Bloomsburg, PA Phone: 570-966-0625
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Photos by Eddie Garcia and Gaetano Cessati on UnSplash