2017 Show Information

Alana Barnett  and Lex Leblanc

ALANA BARNETT
& LEX LeBLANC

Identical twins Alana and Lex are the ultimate combination when it comes to real estate and home design. With realtor Alana’s endless knowledge of the housing market and designer Lex’s fearless creative style, these sisters are helping their clients renovate their homes into hot properties so they can sell them for a premium and move into their dream location. Alana and Lex are the stars of the upcoming HGTV show, Listed Sisters.

Lex is the founder of LAVA Home Design and Alana is a partner.

Alana & Lex will be appearing on the Lifestyle Stage:
Friday, March 10 at 3pm & 6pm
Saturday, March 11 at 3pm & 5pm

Troy Dean Shafer

TROY DEAN SHAFER

Troy Dean Shafer is a Nashville-based contractor who, in addition to salvaging dozens of historic homes in the area, hosts “Nashville Flipped” on DIY. A Pennsylvania native and a graduate of Penn State University, Troy initially moved to Nashville in 2005 to pursue a music career. Troy eventually realized music wasn’t the passion he was searching for, but while realizing this Troy did experience some incredible things! He became great friends with legendary songwriter Billy Falcon, and got to help open for Bon Jovi several times as well as spend time touring Norway. Troy eventually moved away from music and found his true passion, by infusing his Penn State business degree with his love for historic homes.

Troy started his business by offering small 1 room renovations for people’s historic homes. Eventually, with what he felt was enough construction experience and a couple small loans, Nashville Flipped was born. The first historic house was purchased, renovated, and sold for a profit. Troy was hooked on house flipping! Troy quickly grew a fan base within Nashville since he was one of the few saving the old homes instead of tearing them down and building new. The company’s tagline says it all: “Creating New Historic Homes.” Nashville Flipped focuses on bringing life back in to run-down homes. Troy’s attention to detail, skill of tastefully mixing old with new, quality control, and quality service have made him one of Nashville’s most sought out contractors as well as one of DIY’s rising stars.
“Nashville Flipped” follows Troy and his team at what they do best: restoring historic Nashville homes to their original beauty. As part of his home renovation business, Troy does extensive research on the home’s history and incorporates his findings into the renovation.

Troy grew up in Erie, PA and currently resides, with his wife Becky, in a historic community of Nashville, TN. When not working on someone else's old house, Troy loves working on things within their own 1910 Bungalow.

Troy will be appearing on the Lifestyle Stage:
Sunday, March 12 at 1pm & 3pm

Denise Simons

DENISE SIMONS

Denise Simons is Nashville’s leading lifestyle expert. She is a celebrity interior designer, working in the homes of country music artists and local celebrities. Her Emmy-nominated weekly show LifeStyle with Denise Simons began in early 2013 and has expanded its viewership throughout the nation. She currently airs on Talk of the Town (CBS WTVF) where she adds humor to her designing and entertaining segments and loves helping viewers bring life and style into their homes by providing unique resources and inspiration. Show attendees have the opportunity to engage with Denise on Saturday, March 11. 

Denise will be appearing on the Lifestyle Stage:
Saturday, March 11 at 2pm & 4pm

Ethan Shane Ethan Shane

OSHi Floral Design is a full service, high-end florist located in the heart of downtown Nashville. Known as the go-to florist in Music City, OSHi has an extraordinary, creative team that cultivates brilliant treasures and exceeds expectations. 

Born and raised in Nashville, Ethan Shane has always been intrigued by arts and music. At a young age, he discovered his creative talent, which ultimately lead him to floral design. Working at OSHi allows Ethan to use his heart and mind and connect with clients on a personal level. Whether helping celebrities like Justin Beiber, Paul McCartney or Taylor Swift, or designing for intimate birthday dinners and anniversaries, Ethan has a wide variety of clients and delivers purpose and passion with each event and arrangement.   

Ethan will be demonstrating how to create rose arrangements, inspiring tablescapes and unique centerpieces.

Ethan will be appearing on the Lifestyle Stage:
Sunday, March 12 at 2pm & 4pm