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Get Organized with Calgary’s Helen Youn

Aug 10, 2017

Fall marks a great time to get back into a routine and get reorganized. With September right around the corner, Calgary-based organizational and tidying expert Helen Youn, the only KonMari Method Certified Consultant in the western prairie provinces, is sharing some of her key home editing and organizing insights.

Helen’s training comes straight from Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo, founder of the KonMari Method and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy.

Helen will be sharing her practical advice during presentations at the Calgary Fall Home Show on the Urban Barn Main Stage on Friday, September 22 at 3PM and Sunday, September 24 at 2PM. From common mistakes people make when approaching tidying and organizing, to how to tackle unnecessary junk and get to the root of what truly sparks joy in your home.

Helen Youn
Photo Courtesy of Helen Youn 

In desperate need of organizing advice? We asked Helen to share more about the life-changing magic of tidying up and how she approaches organizing and editing your belongings to achieve your ideal lifestyle. Check out her top tips below.

"Tidy a little a day and you’ll be tidying forever.”

The KonMari Method is about committing yourself to do a once in a lifetime Tidying Festival. This might sound daunting, but by tidying up in one shot, rather than little by little, you can dramatically change your mindset. During your KonMari Tidying Festival, you look at every single item in your home. Truly asking yourself, “does this bring me joy?” in order to make the choice to keep only the items that bring you joy and to select a permanent home for each of your spark joy items. When you choose to keep only the items that bring you joy, you are choosing to live joyfully. In return, your home will support you to live your ideal lifestyle.

Helen Youn Closet Transformation
Photo Courtesy of Helen Youn 

Tidying is something that we're all expected to do as a responsible human beings, but most of us weren't taught how to do it at all. This is why people generally have a junk drawer, a rental storage locker or a garage so full of things they can't park their cars inside.

There are no rules other than "does it spark joy?".

This idea is very different than other methods where it might be about practicality or frequency of use. There are also no magic numbers of items to keep or an one-in-one-out rule. It’s not about selecting what to discard but rather, what to keep.

When we hang onto the things we no longer need, we're hanging onto the past or have fear for the future. That is not to say you shouldn't have anything. I love things! The difference is that I keep my things not out of fear or regret but because they spark joy or are a necessary part of my life. But mostly joy. Even my can-opener sparks joy! There is no perfect formula for joy or a set number of items to own in each category, which is what makes tidying so personal and emotional at the same time.

Tidy by category, not by room.

This is what truly makes the KonMari Method so effective, as many of us tidy room-by-room. If you don’t tidy by category, it’s hard to know how much you really have. For example, you might keep a pair of scissors or a few pens in each room and not realize it adds up to 15 pairs of scissors and 100 pens! I work with five main categories: Clothing, Book, Paper, Komono (term used for Miscellaneous items including Kitchen and hobby items), and Sentimental Items.

Helen Youn Playroom Transformation
Photo Courtesy of Helen Youn 

You will not be making decisions based on fear or guilt or any of the other negative reasons to keep an item. In your KonMari journey, you discover who you were, who you are now and define who you want to be. How can you be your ideal self if you don't know who that is or what your ideal lifestyle look like? For some of us, we discover our true selves in this tidying process.

Catch Helen on the Urban Barn Main Stage along with the rest of our talented line-up at the upcoming Calgary Fall Home Show, happening September 21-24, 2017 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park.

The Calgary Fall Home Show, formerly the Calgary Home + Design Show, is the same great show with a fresh new name for 2017. Save yourself a seat front row centre for the stellar Urban Barn Main Stage lineup and take time to consult and shop from over 350 trusted exhibitors, along with a slew of new features. From renovation overhaul to brand-new build, DIY do-over to one-day décor dreams, the Calgary Fall Home Show is where big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration unite. Connect with us on Facebook to get the inside scoop on show news and score 2-for-1 tickets.We can't wait to connect with you!

Calgary Fall Home Show

BMO CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 21-24, 2017.

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. After every Marketplace Events Home Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

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Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

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Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

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Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

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Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
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The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? For more inspiration, tips, and exclusive discounts on home show tickets, be sure to follow @HomeShows on Twitter and Instagram and like Home + Garden Events on Facebook

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Winnipeg Home + Garden Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

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Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Calgary Renovation Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Calgary Fall Home Show from September 21st-24th at the BMO Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Calgary Home + Garden Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Calgary Fall Home Show from September 21st-24th at the BMO Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Calgary Fall Home Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Calgary Fall Home Show from September 21st-24th at the BMO Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Greensboro Home Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Charlotte Southern Ideal Home Show from September 8th-10th at the Park Expo and Conference Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the OKC Home + Remodeling Show from October 13th-15th at the State Fairgrounds of Oklahoma. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Edmonton Home + Garden Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Edmonton Home Show from October 20th-22nd at the Edmonton EXPO Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Salt Lake Tribune Home + Garden Festival we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Deseret News Home Show from October 13th-15th at the South Towne Exposition Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Richmond Home + Garden Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Richmond Home Show from October 13th-15th at the South Towne Exposition Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Jacksonville Home + Patio Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Jacksonville Home + Patio Show from September 28th-October 1st at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Southern Ideal Home Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Southern Ideal Home Show from September 22nd - 24th at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Capital Remodel + Garden Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
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The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Capital Home Show from September 22nd-24th at the Dulles Expo Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Raleigh Home Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

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Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

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Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

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Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Raleigh Home Show from October 15th-17th at the Raleigh Convention Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every BC Home + Garden Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Vancouver Fall Home Show from October 26th-29th at the Vancouver Convention Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Edmonton Renovation Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Edmonton Home Show from October 20th-22nd at the Edmonton EXPO Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Johnson County Home + Garden Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Johnson County Home + Remodeling Show from October 27th-29th at the Overland Park Convention Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the OKC Home + Remodeling Show from October 13th-15th at the State Fairgrounds of Oklahoma. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

Dreamy Decor: 6 Inspiring Ideas

Aug 02, 2017

Are you looking to freshen up your home decor? Have you been endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through catalogs? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for you. With every Ottawa Home + Remodeling Show we accumulate more and more design ideas from industry experts. Check out our top picks below and discover unique pieces and projects to inspire your space! 

Rethink Your Bedside Table - Who says your side table has to be…a table? This creation is both functional and charming. The trunks provide long term storage without taking up too much room. Just add a small potted plant and reading light to finish off this great accent piece. 

aa1

Something Old, Something New - The clean edges of this modern sofa and armchair perfectly contrast the antique-looking coffee table. The rich color of the chair and worn wood of the table keep the room from feeling cold and bare. 

aa2

 

Rustic Charm for the Bedroom - Looking to add some cottage-style decor to your home? Cozy accessories, like the plaid pillows and fuzzy throw blanket above, can help make your space warm and inviting. Unsurprisingly, using the occasional antler can also add to your rustic theme. 

CLVLND20171

Pinteresting Countertops - Nothing says “Pinterest worthy” like elegantly labelled jars. They provide excellent storage for dry goods while adding a homey and inviting touch to the kitchen. Perfect for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

aOHRS17-1009

Purple Rain – Using colors might be intimidating, but they can be helpful in bringing life to a room. This pop of purple creates a focal point against the neutral bedspread, drawing your eye in without being loud or childish. 
aBCHGS-2017-1267

 

The Statement Piece – Sometimes all you need is one unique item to make a room complete. This “cartable” is a great statement piece that also serves a functional purpose as a bar.

Cartable - Capital2017

Ready to refresh your space? Get more inspiration, ideas, and expert advice at the Ottawa Fall Home Show from September 28th-October 1st at the EY Center. We’ll have hundreds of local pros there to help you install, upgrade, and more. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

AIMExpo Acquired by Motorcycle Industry Council

by Joanne Carry | Sep 09, 2015
IRVINE, Calif. --The Motorcycle Industry Council today announced it has acquired the Motorcycle Group business segment from Marketplace Events LLC. The acquisition includes the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), America's premier motorcycle and powersports show, and the only powersports event in North America that caters to trade, media and consumers all under one roof, timed to showcase the powersports industry's new model year product unveilings....

IRVINE, Calif.--The Motorcycle Industry Council today announced it has acquired the Motorcycle Group business segment from Marketplace Events LLC. The acquisition includes the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), America's premier motorcycle and powersports show, and the only powersports event in North America that caters to trade, media and consumers all under one roof, timed to showcase the powersports industry's new model year product unveilings.

AIMExpo's show personnel, sales staff and management, including AIMExpo Show Director Cinnamon Kernes, and AIMExpo show creators Mike Webster and Larry Little, will form a new department within MIC titled “MIC Events.”

“AIMExpo’s early success has been the ability to prove an innovative concept that has delivered for exhibitors and attendees beyond what was envisioned when we conceived the concept just three years ago,” said AIMExpo co-creators Webster and Little. “We recognized the opportunity to take it to another level of industry value and excellence with the blue-ribbon reputation and capabilities of the MIC, and the power of its membership, management, and services to get us there. We presented our recommendation to Marketplace Events LLC management and they agreed.”

"In 2012, Marketplace Events made the commitment – under the leadership of Mike Webster – to launch AIMExpo with the explicit goal of changing and re-energizing the powersports business, and our AIMExpo team has been intensely focused and true to that promise,” said Marketplace Events CEO, Tom Baugh. “In less than three years, the AIMExpo platform has become the most important annual gathering for the industry. We’re very proud MPE successfully incubated AIMExpo, but we recognize the event will reach its full potential and greatest benefit to the industry under MIC ownership."

Dennis McNeal, MIC chair and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.'s vice president - Motorcycle Operations, said, "MIC’s primary goal is to ensure the show's ongoing growth and success, and that requires not only a depth of tradeshow experience, but broad experience in our industry. Mike Webster, Larry Little, Cinnamon Kernes and the entire AIMExpo team have that kind of experience, and the MIC Board of Directors, by unanimous vote, is excited to have them join the staff of the MIC."

"The concept of MIC owning AIMExpo is actually quite common in the association world where many trade shows are owned or operated by their industry trade associations,” said Little.

"This strategic configuration makes it much easier to build on existing industry synergies, align the industry's key stakeholders, and connect manufacturers and distributors of products and services in a valued face-to-face environment with retailers and consumers who have the greatest interest in their offerings."

“Overall plans for the 2015 show absolutely remain business as usual,” said AIMExpo Show Director Cinnamon Kernes. “For exhibitors, dealers, media, and consumers it’s absolutely business as usual and no additional actions on their part are required. Our focus is sharper than ever, and the team is committed to producing the industry’s best show experience once again this year. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Orlando in October!”

AIMExpo 2015 will take place October 15 through 18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The show is open to credentialed trade and media professionals on October 15-16. The show then opens to the general public on October 17-18.

This year's AIMExpo is ramping up to be the largest and most impactful event to date with more manufacturers, vendors, dealers, and media outlets scheduled to attend.

For more information, please visit http://mic.org/AIMExpo.aspx.

Key AIMExpo Links

The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect, and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues, and the American International Motorcycle Expo. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.

The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at www.mic.org.

Be sure to stay tuned to the AIMExpoUSA.com website and keep up to date on exciting news as it happens by visiting AIMExpo’s social media pages. “Like” the American International Motorcycle Expo on Facebook, and “Follow” on Twitter or Instagram: @AIMExpo.

Contacts

Motorcycle Industry Council
Brian Hardyman, Media Relations
949-727-4211, ext. 3027