This year’s Calgary Home + Design Show offers a slew of entertaining activities including everything from renovation overhaul to creative DIY do-overs.
Taking place from September 22 to 25, the event is where big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration unite, complete with more than 350 trusted brands and local companies. Speaking of brands, you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of them when touring this year’s Calgary Home + Design Show.
To make sure you experience the best of the event, we’ve compiled a list of the top local names and brands you need to see.
With autumn’s chill in the air, bring a little natural warmth and beauty into the home with a bouquet of seasonal blooms. Fill your space with the sweet scent of freshly cut blossoms styled by Amborella Floral Studio, or learn to make one of your very own. Sign up for a do-it-yourself floral arranging workshop and go from fall chill to flower power in no time flat.
Don’t forget to bring your appetite. Roll over to the south entrance of the BMO Centre and find your favourite YYC bites on wheels. Presented by YYC Food Trucks, the Food Truck Eatery brings you Calgary’s best grub to grab and go. Chow down on the best driving diners like Fiasco Gelato, Canadian Beaver Balls, The Dumpling Hero, Happy Fish Truck, Taiko Taco & Bangers Xpress. Your only challenge will be which one to try first!
Bring Calgary’s best style off the streets and into your home! DIY Runway is your chance to bid on hand-crafted, repurposed pieces created by Calgary’s top style influencers and tastemakers. Ten local fashion bloggers, stylists, designers, and boutique owners will draw inspiration from a favourite item in their own closet to repurpose a pre-loved home decor piece from ReStore Calgary using a curated box of goods from Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada®. Imagine: a wall-hanging inspired by those perfectly ripped jeans, or a one-of-a-kind lamp inspired by that amazing sequined skirt worn on New Year’s Eve. DIY Runway is where style meets substance, with 100% of the silent auction proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta to help provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live.
Lighten up! Design students from Bow Valley College will vie for a $1,000 scholarship by showcasing the power of lighting: how it can affect colour, mood and design elements. Step into the light and draw inspiration for your own home as students guide you through the cutting-edge exhibit. Get in on the action yourself with interactive light features and games.
Bring the fall harvest home with Dafoe Designs’ BountiFALL Flowers feature. Revel in the season’s colours, foliage, flowers, fruit and gourds to adorn your outdoor space. Plus give back by purchasing one of 10 gorgeous outdoor planters created by the greenthumbs at Dafoe Design and One Yard at a Time. Green up your doorway and find your favourite design and give back at the same time – all proceeds to benefit charity.
Thursday, September 22 – 4 to 9 pm
Friday, September 23 – Noon to 9 pm
Saturday, September 24 – 10 am to 9 pm
Sunday, September 25 – 10 am to 6 pm
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park