Chris Lambton HeadshotHGTV + DIY Network's Chris Lambton (2018)

Chris is host of DIY Network's Yard Crashers and Lawn & Order, appearing with wife Peyton on HGTV's Going Yard where they transform backyards, one house at a time. The shows highlight Chris’s landscaping skills and gardening know-how as he creates outdoor living spaces and features including patios, pergolas, fire pits and water features for deserving homeowners. Chris’ expertise includes landscaping, hardscaping, garden planning, lawn care, and maintenance for all of these areas of your outdoor living space. 

Chris also appears on HGTV and DIY Networks specials HGTV Dream Home, HGTV SmartHome, and Blog Cabin.

Chris first won hearts onscreen in season six of ABC’s The Bachelorette, starring Ali Fedotowsky, and was ultimately named runner-up. In a Hollywood twist, wife Peyton appeared on season ten of The Bachelor and season one of The Bachelor Pad, but they did not meet on camera and instead were introduced by a mutual friend.

Chris is very involved with Compassionate Care ALS as a result of his mother’s fight with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a disease associated with the degeneration of nerve cells in specific areas of the brain. He continues to give back to the organization as often as possible.

Catch Chris on the Fresh Ideas Stage in the Jim Graham Building on Friday at 4pm, Saturday at 1pm & 4pm, and Sunday at 12pm.

WRAL Smart Shopper


Join Faye for a money saving workshop that will teach you how to save on your grocery expenses each and every week. Faye Prosser is WRAL-TV's Smart Shopper and author of The Smart Spending Guide. This workshop will change the way you shop and teach you to save more than you ever thought possible!

Check the complete Fresh Ideas Stage Schedule for Faye's workshop times and much more!

Rhonda Benvie

Rhonda Benvie | Help Me Rhonda Interiors (2018)

Rhonda is a native of the area.  She grew up in Fuquay-Varina and now calls Wake Forest home.  Help Me Rhonda Interiors is a Best of the Best winner and has been spotlighted in local magazines.  Rhonda has also authored design articles in local publications.  Come learn the basics of design as Rhonda shares her 20+ years of experience in the design field and see why her clients love her down-to-earth, tell it like it is, work with any budget approach to design. 

Rhonda will be taking your interior design and decor questions LIVE on stage at the show each day! Be sure to check out her furniture store Open Door Furniture & Accents!

Rhonda is speaking Saturday at 2pm ONLY, so come prepared with your interior design questions to "Ask A Designer" on the Fresh Ideas Stage!