If you like the word "fabulous," you'll love Christopher Lowell
(pictured). The Discovery Channel's doyen of décor will peddle his new book, Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Design
, at the Southern Women's Show at Raleigh's Convention and Conference Center Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m. He'll make things pretty, put faux finishes on stuff, and inspire you to see your home as an extension of your own creativity, or lack thereof. If you do find your decorating skills wanting, he'll see to your education in seven easy steps. However, if you think seven layers of anything is laying it on too thick, a visit to see the energetic, theatrical and affable Lowell still might remove the varnish from your hardened how-to soul. If a man who's been known to begin his show with a skit in which he pretends to be an asparagus spear can't do the job, who could? Call (800) 851-2990 for more information.