Electric fireplaces are one of the many growing categories of hearth products you’ll have access to at the 2017 HPBExpo. Aside from an abundance of elegant displays, you’ll have exclusive access to meet and learn from top influencers, like Jeanne Grier.
An interior designer and co-owner of Stylish Fireplaces, Grier will dive deep into the sphere of electric fireplaces. Her session on Friday March 3 at 8:30am in Room C202 will cover the latest product innovations, features, benefits, and technical considerations for interior design. Design ideas and applications will be shared visually to illustrate on how to translate technical installation information into layman’s terms.
As a design pro, Jeanne has an affinity for working with other designers, as well as contractors and builders, to specify the best electric fireplaces for their projects. She is a proud member of BILD, the Building Industry and Land Development Association in Toronto, where she is very involved with their renovation contractor members.
Jeanne is also an accomplished speaker who developed “New Homes & Condos” seminars, as well as “Couples Decorating” and “Move Planning” seminars, in response to consumer demand. Most recently, she developed the IDCEC-approved course for designers, “Building, Renovating and Decorating with Electric Fireplaces.” She presents this course for design centers, design organizations, design schools, and large design firms. She has won 15 Dream Room Awards, and her work has been featured in a variety of local, national and international media. She also writes articles on electric fireplaces for trade publications, such as Ontario HomeBuilder magazine.
Every year, experiences from HPBExpo give a first look inside the future of the industries for consumers and industry experts alike. From the showroom floor to the speakers’ microphones, there are more than a few hotspots for your piece to catch fire.