Last January we started our search for the 2016 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year
- someone to take over from reigning champion, Leanne Lee (the Diva of DIY
). Several bloggers entered and in February we narrowed it down to three finalists: Serena Appiah, Allison Griffith, and Denise Sabia.
To help showcase their social media prowess, these talented DIYers mobilized their fans and promoted their entries, receiving several thousand votes in just under three weeks!
Once the social voting portion of our contest was over, it was on to the Denver Home Show
! Serena, Allison, and Denise wowed our audience and celebrity judges, The Fabulous Beekman Boys
, with presentations on succulents, power tools, and painting techniques. Although all three performed beautifully, we could only crown one winner and, factoring in social voting, audience approval, and the judges' scores, we are thrilled to announce the 2016 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year is: Serena Appiah
We can't wait to see the amazing things you bring to Marketplace Events and our Home Shows.
Stay tuned to see which Marketplace Events Home Shows Serena will lend her talents to this fall!