The Resource Home Show Hits Maplewood for its Second Year

Verdigreen’s Workshop from 2018’s event.

The Resource Home Show will return for its second year to The Woodland in Maplewood from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 10. Inspired by the antique housing stock of the New Jersey bedroom communities of New York City, the show seeks to connect homeowners and home industry professionals. In its inaugural year, the event provided over 30 local and regional businesses with an arena to create exhibitions and DIY demonstrations of their services to hundreds of attendees.

From 2018’s event.

This year’s show will feature an even more extensive and eclectic selection of professionals engaged in interior design, architecture, contracting, restoration, home maintenance, safety and upgrades, and energy solutions, along with niche trades such as stained-glass repair, closets, sustainable landscaping and more. Exhibitors will engage visitors through creative displays, educational presentations and, new this year, pop-up shops for holiday shopping. From fancy to functional, from decorative to utilitarian, if it is for the home, it will likely be on display at the show.

A few exhibitors from 2018’s event.

The event, sponsored by Inhabit Your Home, “a blog for the stylish and functional home,” is produced by Carla Labianca and Lisa Danbrot, owners of older homes, Realtors® in the community and enthusiasts of the area’s antique housing stock. “The show is unlike any other in the region — an event that brings a plethora of home resources together under one roof, (giving) our community and clients a one-stop place to meet, to actually have a face-to-face conversation with some of these very talented professionals,” Labianca says.

From 2018’s event.

This year’s participants include The Aesthetic Engineers, Aimee Herring Ryan of, All County Sewer and Drain, BDH Interiors, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry LLC, California Closets, Castle Windows, Clawson Architects, Clawson Cabinets, Design NJ, Dirt Hacker Sustainable Landscapes, Dove Design Studio, The Framing Mill, The General Store Cooperative, GPR One Call, Idea Space, Infinite Comfort, The Inspired Garden, Jason Geary of U.S. Bank, Java’s Compost, Jesse Jade Painting, Karen B. Wolf Interiors, Cat Fisher of Kitchen à La Mode, KRA Insurance Agency, Lemon Grass Interior Architecture, The Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission, Megan Pisano Design, Nest Studio, Palmer’s Sweetery, Ricciardi Brothers, Studio J, Tile Design Inspirations, Victory Home Remodeling, Vision Solar, Walden Interiors, Who We Use, and Wildling Sustainable Goods. For the list of all 45 participants, visit the site.

“A home is both its material construct and the way we experience the space inside,” Danbrot says. “The vision of the show is to represent both realms. We try to cast a wide net with exhibitors — from experts in foundational, safety and energy systems to specialists in niche trades through creative aesthetic fields and all points in between.”

A special highlight will be DIY Demos and Presentations, including “Antique Window Repair” with Paul Lewis of 2GFN, “Transforming Space with Indoor Botanicals” with Laura Janney of The Inspired Garden, “Home Maintenance 101” with Ernie Borsellino of All-Pro Home Inspections, “Curate, Don’t Decorate” with Sarah Gee of Sarah Gee Interiors and Amy Hughes of Maplewood Mercantile, “Top 10 Solutions Every Homeowner Needs to Make Their House Greener, Healthier and More Beautiful” with Neil Chambers of Chambers Design, “The Perch Home Shelfie Station” with Michele Bessey of Perch Home and “5 Things to Know About Buying Art” by Minus Space Art Services.

Proceeds will benefit the Isaiah House shelter in East Orange. Offering comfort and hope to thousands since 1988, Isaiah House aims “to reduce the prevalence of homelessness, hunger, and unemployment throughout Essex County” while working diligently to keep the family unit of its residents intact.

Tickets are $10 online through November 9 or $15 at the door. Click here to pick up your tickets today.

All photos by Aimee Herring Ryan of