When: Feb. 13-15 2015
DOWNTOWN RALEIGH HOME SHOW
RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER, RALEIGH
FRIDAY, FEB. 13–SUNDAY, FEB. 15
Shelter porn was a buzzy thing a few years back, thanks to mags such as Dwell. It's not quite the same trending topic nowadays, but it still exists, and you can revel in a 3D version this weekend at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show. Fantasize in the Outdoor Living Dream Lounge, described as "a real life Pinterest board" for landscape ideas. Ooh and aah over designers taking one room in three different directions. Anticipate appraisals of antiques you bring from home. Make your credit card scream in the Go Girl Shoppe. Gawk at celebrity appearances by renowned chef Vivian Howard (6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday), groundskeeper/Big Brother houseguest Donny Thompson (11 a.m. Saturday) and Kraig Bantle from DIY's Garage Gold (various times Saturday and Sunday). And you won't even have to delete your browser history when you're done. 11 a.m.9 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.9 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.6 p.m. Sun., $5$10 (12 and under, free), 500 S. Salisbury St., 919-996-8500, www.downtownraleighhomeshow.com.