Book Signing: Sat., Oct. 22nd 
Noon-3PM at the Fresh Ideas Home Stage
*Books available for purchase at the show

A self-taught home rehabber and designer, Nicole is also a mom, a master of salvage picking, and a spirited advocate for saving old houses and rebuilding communities. Resourceful, creative and always in motion, Nicole is hands-on with all of her projects and wouldn’t have it any other way. Her work reflects her passion for repurposing and creating amazing budget-minded designs.

Nicole has been rescuing old houses – buying, rehabbing and selling them – for almost two decades. Growing up near Detroit, Nicole acquired DIY skills at a very young age; driving through the neighborhood with her parents, picking up things people didn’t want and taking them home to repurpose. Those skills and principles stayed with her, and have fueled her passion for saving historic homes flagged for demolition. Through her work, Nicole is breathing new life into struggling neighborhoods in Minneapolis and Detroit and improving community’s one house at a time.

In 2010, a fortuitous call from a production company, interested in learning more about Nicole and her love for restoring old homes, led to the creation of her hit television show Rehab Addicton on HGTV. Rehab Addict follows Nicole as she discovers and rehabilitates historic houses that have fallen on hard times. In addition to her own show, Nicole has also played judge to a number of other series on HGTV, including Beach Flip and Flipping the Block, and has made a guest appearance on DIY network’s Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall.

Nicole has become a go-to lifestyle expert in the media, and a frequent guest on the national morning show circuit, including popular programs such as Today and Good Morning America. She’s also been featured in top print and online lifestyle publications including The Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, POPSUGAR, Everyday Home, Good Housekeeping, Embark, andApartment Therapy.

In 2015, Nicole premiered Nicole Curtis Home, an exclusive line of tools and DIY home improvement essentials on EVINE Live. Her line includes an assortment of exclusive products, including a paint sprayer, heat gun, stud finder, and decorative peel-and-stick wallpaper. Future products in the line are currently in development with plans to roll out in the coming year. In the Fall of 2016, a memoir of Nicole, Better Than New: How Saving Old Houses Saved Me, and Taught Me All About Life, will launch.

Nicole is an active supporter of several causes and charities, including Habitat for Humanity and Wounded Warriors, and recently set up her own charity, the Nicole Curtis Foundation, to fund projects for local families in need.

Tyler Wisler

Tyler Wisler

With over 16 years in the industry, Tyler Wisler has established himself as one of New York’s most influential and dynamic designers with an international clientele. Tyler earned a certificate from the New York School of Interior Design, and graduated from Marymount University with a BA in Interior Design. Since then, he has been exciting people with his unique approach to tailoring environments through the integration of vintage industrial elements dovetailed with modern sensibilities. These fashionably aspirational spaces include a hint of the unexpected which keep the environments lively and promotes conversation. Tyler’s been featured on hit shows like HGTV’s “Design Star’’, ABC’s “Good Morning America”, and NBC’s “George To The Rescue’’. With an ear to the ground and discerning eye, he has been sought out by not only the mega-online retailer OpenSky to be one of their taste-makers, but he is also an “eBay Influencer”, and a content creator for Skype. Most notably though, Tyler is a Pinterest “Pinfluencer” in both the Home Décor and Men’s Fashion categories touted by both Mashable and the Huffington Post as “one to follow”. He has been seen in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, New York Spaces, and recently HOSS Magazine offered Tyler a position as one of their permanent celebrity contributors. Companies like Kohler, 3M, BRIZO, Cosentino and Benjamin Moore have all collaborated for that edgy aesthetic and authentic narrative that only Tyler can bring to a project. 

Tyler recently added to his extensive resume by launching a line of eco-luxury bedding for Butterfly Dreams linens. Whether talking trends, demonstrating a DIY project, or creating a rocking interior, Tyler believes everyone has the right to be surrounded by great design!


Home Improvement DIY Blogger of

Serena was recently crowned Marketplace Events’ 2016 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year after a nationwide search for a home blogger turned home show celebrity. She is a mother of three boys and has been helping folks decorate, improve and maintain their homes on a DIY budget since 2010. She’s not afraid to use power tools and wants to make sure you aren’t either – come learn new ideas from repurposing DIY projects to power tools and more  - all without breaking the bank!