The top 5 must-sees at the Vancouver Home + Design Show

Sep 20 2016, 12:17 am

This year’s Vancouver Home + Design Show promises to attract homeowners, renters, style enthusiasts, DIY lovers, food fans, and much more.

It’s the show for every home and more than 350 trusted brands and local companies will be at the 33rd annual event, where visitors will enjoy cooking demos, creative workshops, expert advice, and much more. With all the different activities and shows, booths, and things to see you might find yourself walking in circles trying to see everything all at once.

To make sure you get the best of this year’s Vancouver Home + Design Show, we’ve compiled a list of the top five things you can’t miss.

The Urban Barn Main Stage presented by The Vancouver Sun

Soak up expert advice for every home, straight from the industry’s top home + design talent on the Urban Barn Main Stage, presented by The Vancouver Sun. Get a crash course in creating the ultimate pad from must-see presenters including Mia Parres & Rob Evans from HGTV’s The Expandables and Colin & Justin from W Network’s Game of Homes along with Cottage Life’s Cabin Pressure. Other highly anticipated guests include Todd Talbot from HGTV’s Love It or List It Vancouver, regular CityTV’s Cityline guest expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, plus Vancouver’s very own top talent including Jamie Banfield, Dexter Delores, and Kristina Hibbs. By the end of it all, you’re certain to have everything you need to live and entertain in equal style – design know-how included.

Samsung Cooking Stage

Image: Chef Jan-Michael Reyes

Aspiring home cooks, turn up the heat and sharpen your knives – it’s your chance to get schooled by Vancouver’s top chefs on the Samsung Cooking Stage. See Vancouver’s favourite chefs in action plus Cityline regular and lifestyle expert Janette Ewen as they conduct in-depth demos featuring tried-and-true kitchen cheats, can’t-miss culinary trends, and entertaining expertise. Some chefs to look forward to? Deniz Tarakcioglu of Medina Café, Steven Ewing of Yolk’s Restaurant & Commissary, Jan-Michael Reyes of Loco Ono Kitchen, and Trevor Stride of Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria – just to name a few. Oh, and you might just be lucky enough to taste some of their creations.

Smart Home, presented by BC Hydro, designed by Jamie Banfield Design 

Start planning your smart home with help from the BC Hydro team.  Learn how you can improve your home’s energy efficiency while keeping style top of mind.  In the BC Hydro Smart Home, local designer Jamie Banfield has combined a stylish west coast design with smart products from Best Buy to create an inviting space that will suit the needs and lifestyle of everyone in your home.

Ask a Designer, presented by Kids Help Phone and Homes for the Holidays, supported by BCIT Interior Design Program

Sometimes a little direction is all you need. Bring your Pinterest dream boards to life by gathering up your paint swatches and floor plan, heading straight to our ‘Ask A Designer’ Studio for a complimentary one-on-one consultation with local established interior designers and real estate marketing professionals – no appointment needed. Spend 10 minutes soaking up expert advice from the pros on buying, selling, creating or renovating your house into your dream home.

DIY Runway, presented by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada in support of Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver



Bring Vancouver’s best style off the streets and into your home. Presented by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada in support of Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver, DIY Runway is your chance to bid on hand-crafted, repurposed pieces created by Vancouver’s top style influencers and tastemakers. Eleven local fashion bloggers, stylists, designers, and boutique owners to draw inspiration from a favourite item in their own closet to repurpose a pre-loved home décor piece from ReStore Vancouver 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 sequinned skirt worn on New Year’s Eve. 100% of silent auction proceeds benefit the Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver to help provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live. This year’s line-up includes pieces by Melanie Auld of Melanie Auld Jewelry, CFOX radio host Karen Khunkhun, Style writer and blogger Aleesha Harris and Style Nine to Five’s Christie Lohr – among others.
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