The Show

About The Show

At the Resource Home Show, homeowners and home-improvement professionals come together under one roof for a day of networking, learning, and shopping.

This trade show features dozens of local businesses that cater to a homeowner’s every need, including: interior design and build, historic preservation, vintage furniture, gardening, plumbing, roofing, solar installation, composting, and more!

These providers are on hand to answer questions and discuss your next project, and we also offer several DIY demonstrations and pop-up stores.

Proceeds from the show go to support Isaiah House, a shelter in East Orange, NJ, that works to reduce the prevalence of homelessness, hunger and unemployment throughout the Oranges and Essex County, while striving to keep families intact.

Resource Home Show Producers


Lisa Danbrot

Lisa Danbrot is a REALTOR®-Salesperson with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage who has been representing the community in homes sales and purchases since 2013.

Her professional background is in the business of art sales at NYC galleries with multi million dollar inventory and high profile clientele, and in publishing as Managing Editor of curatorial arts journal zingmagazine to which notable NYC and LA artists contribute.

Lisa has taught Yoga since 1999, holds numerous certifications and has served on the staff and teacher training panels throughout NYC and Brooklyn. She continues to teach locally in Maplewood and South Orange, and marvels at the symbiotic nature of her work realms, past and present.

Carla Labianca

Carla Labianca is a Realtor®-Sales Person with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and is a highly experienced and successful representative of home buyers and sellers in New York City’s “bedroom communities.”

Prior to practicing Real Estate, Carla spent two decades building a career as an award-winning digital marketing executive for some of the world’s best-known brands, such as HBO®, American Express®, and Old Navy®. She was the senior producer on The Game of Thrones Interactive Viewer’s Guide and the director of production for HBO GO & HBO NOW, to name a few.

What Carla brings to the table as a Real Estate Agent is different, in that she has extensive business acumen with a focus on marketing and project management–skills that translate seamlessly to the world of Real Estate.

Most recently, Carla founded the home style blog, Inhabit Your Home.

Our Sponsors & Partners

Inhabit Your Home by Carla Labianca


Inhabit Your Home is a proud to sponsor of the Resource Home Show. Our blog showcases the shared experience of homeownership, neighbor to neighbor. Whether it’s an 18th-century farmhouse, shingle-style Victorian, or  newly-built contemporary, the methods and skills that built them, although drastically different from one another, all share one common thread: craftsmanship. As inhabitants and stewards, we protect, fix, edit past wrongs, introduce new materials and designs, all to make our mark, and more importantly, tell our story.

2019 Partners

Famed antique window restorer, Paul Lewis. Paul will be a DYI Demonstrator at the re|source home show in Maplewood NJ on September 30, 2018. Produced by Carla Labianca and Lisa Danbrot.

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Paul Lewis has been in the home and window restoration and salvage business since 2002.  His company, 2 Guys From Newstead, is known locally as a one-stop-shop (for those who have been able to figure out how to get in touch with him) dealing with “everything” concerning Old Home maintenance and upkeep. Over the past several years the business focus has turned to window restoration, storms, screens and house parts salvage.

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Design NJ

Design NJ provides New Jersey homeowners with the best statewide design magazine on the market by presenting beautiful and functional design projects, products and services. With a strict editorial policy that demands quality, accuracy and integrity, we strive to create valuable content that our readers trust and look forward to reading. These guiding principles help us achieve our second goal of providing businesses with a reliable environment to promote their products and services.

Aimee Herring Ryan, Photography

Aimee Herring Ryan

Aimee is the official photographer of the Resource Home Show. She has built a successful career over the past 20 years as a highly sought after interior and lifestyle photographer in NYC. Her clients include Ralph Lauren Home, House Beautiful, and Pottery Barn, among other national and international magazines. She is also the talent behind the gorgeous photography featured on Inhabit Your Home’s special feature, “Inside Stories.”

Palmer's Sweetery & Cafe will serve lunches to Exhibitors and iced coffee to visitors at the re|source home show in Maplewood NJ on September 30, 2018. Produced by Carla Labianca and Lisa Danbrot.

Kia Palmer

Kia Palmer, the pastry chef and owner of Palmer’s Sweetery & Cafe, will be serving up her scrumptious meat and vegetarian hand pies, salads, and sweet treats to our Exhibitors. For Visitors, the Exhibition Hall will feature a very special Palmer’s pop-up coffee shop! A well loved staple of Maplewood, Palmer’s Sweetery & Cafe specializes in small-batch, handcrafted sweets, savories, and unique artisan treats filled with love and quality ingredients.

The Framing Mill will showcase custom frames at the re|source home show in Maplewood NJ on September 30, 2018. Produced by Carla Labianca and Lisa Danbrot.

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The Framing Mill’s frames can be seen encasing prints and photographs of Exhibitor work throughout the Exhibition Hall. The Framing Mill frames work using the best archival, acid free materials with a variety of glass options, displays and sells art created by locals, and installs work ensuring that your most precious pieces will be handled and assembled to the highest standards.

John Garbarino

John is the CEO and Co-Founder of WhoWeUse, a local tech startup aimed at making it as simple as possible to get local business recommendations from people you know. As CEO, John leads the product vision of WhoWeUse, as well as marketing, fund raising and team development. John shared his idea for WhoWeUse with his new neighbor (now partner), Spencer Ante, who covered tech startups for the Wall Street Journal at the time. As a new home owner, Spencer loved the idea and insisted they “do this.”

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Neil Chambers

Neil Chambers, co-founder of chambersdesign, an award-winning landscape design/build studio based in South Orange, will be a Partner and Exhibitor at The Resource Home Show. His work has been showcased in Grist, Vogue Italia, Architectural Record, Civil Engineering, Metropolis Magazine, BBC, the Economist, Huffington Post and The Village Green. Neil transforms properties into contemporary dream homes by using clean lines, quality materials and proper lighting. His design process aims to break away from standard ways of thinking to implement sustainable and innovative solutions that feel elegant and refreshing.

Amy Hughes

Maplewood Mercantile is a coop-style design showroom featuring vintage furniture, art, clothing, and handmade home goods. The 2500-square-foot space on Dunnell Rd in Maplewood is home to Salvage Style, Sarah Gee Interiors, Collector, and the studio for Anna Herbst Photography. Since opening in 2017, Mercantile has also hosted dozens of community-focused cultural events, including art shows, live music, food and wine tastings, and salon-style discussions

Sarah Gee Interiors

Sarah Gee Interiors

Sarah believes that a well designed home doesn’t need to be expensive or precious and that things don’t have to be designer to be beloved. She feels that children and pets should have access to every room in the house and that a home is an ever-evolving entity, one that should grow with its inhabitant’s always shifting needs. Sarah lives in the Maplecrest neighborhood of Maplewood, NJ, with her husband, two children and various pets in their 1927-built Colonial. It’s just right for their modern life.

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Matthew Deleget and Rossana Martinez

The art gallery MINUS SPACE was founded in 2003. Based in Dumbo, Brooklyn, with a SOMA presence, the gallery presents the past, present, and future of abstract art on the international level. In addition to advising the development of personal, corporate, and institutional collections, the gallery has expertise in framing, installation, lighting, curation, commissions, shipping, documentation, conservation, archiving, and appraisals.