Bed & Bath Lady
to bring tips
and tricks of the trade
Hailed as Martha Stewart meets Richard Simmons,
Mary Grover, also known as “The Bed & Bath Lady,”
will deliver two high-energy presentations at the New Home &
Remodeling Show at 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 in Norfolk’s
Scope Exhibition hall.
During her enthusiastic demonstrations, she brings
show visitors on stage with her to help create bed and bath environments
both men and women will love. Conquering a wide range of bed and
bath topics for urban living, she’ll cover matters from fancy
towel folding tricks to how to make a bed look like a beautiful
department store display - yet comfortable enough to sleep,
read, and watch TV in.
Reaching far beyond what your mom ever taught
you about the bedroom and bathroom, Grover brings a “no holds
barred” presence to the stage and is one of the most energetic
home improvement celebrities on the national circuit today.
“I don’t know about you, but I want
my man to be happy in my bed, not someone else’s,” said
Grover. “If you want the man to take interest in the bedroom,
it’s time to ditch the ruffled bed skirt and the eyelet pillow
shams. Those flower pattern sheets and comforters have got to go!”
Other bedroom tips she’ll discuss are: how
to shop for sheets, how to select a good mattress, how to find the
perfect pillow, how to care for linens and how to make your own
designer decorator pillows in 60 seconds or less.
Here are Grover’s top three bedroom tips:
“First, create a gender friendly bed by staying clear of ruffles
and lace - instead lean towards buttons and framed edges.
Second, always sleep on sheets with high thread counts - 310
or above. And third, test your pillow to see if its working for
you - body styles and body types along with sleeping positions
all determine the kind of pillow you sleep with. If the pillow isn’t
working for you, you won’t sleep well.”
In addition to redecorating bedrooms, Grover has
branched out to bathrooms. She’ll show event visitors the
finishing touches on achieving distinctly designed bathroom environments
quickly and inexpensively.
Grover notes one of the easiest and inexpensive
ways to change the look of the bathroom is by changing the shower
curtain because it’s usually the largest space in the room.
Grover will also demonstrate how to fold bath towels like they are
folded at the Ritz Carlton.
Many other creative decorating tips and ideas
she’ll share are: how to buy accessories - how many
and what size, how to use foliage in decorating, and how to incorporate
lighting - what she calls the most important decorating tool.
Visitors will also learn what are the newest trends, styles, and
fashions for the bathroom and where they come from.
Another sage word of advice from Grover -
never put a cling-free fabric softener sheet in your dryer with
your towels or sheets. It bakes on chemicals and contaminates the
natural cotton fibers making towels and sheets less thirsty and
more difficult to release stains.
This year's New Home & Remodeling Show &
Tour will also feature an estimated 200 exhibits and displays of
new and innovative products for home remodeling and renovation projects,
plus walking tours of downtown Norfolk and tours of a newly constructed
modular home on site.