When Ikea -- the Wal-Mart of furniture stores -- landed in South Florida, the hurricane of cheap couches in vibrant colors gave you a bad case of vertigo, and the oodles of white-lacquered furnishings for the buildin had you in hex key hell. Dont fret -- the cure has arrived. And no, its not a bonfire. Its the Miami Spring Home Design & Remodeling Show.
This yearly event features more than 1,000 displays of the latest in decorating tips, furniture and accessories, landscaping ideas, and more home-related products and services than youll be able to handle. Today youll be left alone to wander the Miami Beach Convention Center, taking in the displays of rooms you could only dream of creating, but this weekend you can also check into one of the many seminars. On Saturday and Sunday, we promise youll enjoy Food Network culinairess Ingrid Hoffmans lesson on lending Latin flair to American faves, and Steve Gonzalez will be on hand to teach you how to redo your abode without breaking your pockets. The show is open today from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, and $1 for kids under 11. Get more information and a $2 discount by logging onto www.homeshowspecials.com.
March 29-31, 2008