Sep 28, 2015

The Vancouver Home +Design Show has a love for all things local. Happening October 22-25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, this year’s show will be chock full of the best the city has to offer in home, design and entertainment. With everything from experienced local vendors and coveted products, to expert presenters and ample home improvement inspiration, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

Check out this year’s top five features that are guaranteed to draw a crowd.

Main Stage

Prepare yourself for a crash course in creating the ultimate pad, straight from the experts on the Main Stage. Get the goods from must-see presenters including Vancouver’s very own top talent, such as W Network’s Jillian Harris & Todd Talbot, style and entertainment expert Susie Wall, and interior designers Jamie Banfield and Sarah Gallop. 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. Presented by The Vancouver Sun. Furnished by Urban Barn.

Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage

Aspiring home cooks, arrive with your recipe cards at the ready! Vancouver’s top chefs, butchers and sommeliers, including Juno Kim from Juno Kim Catering, independent wine consultant Kurtis Kolt, Zuzana Harsaghy from Black + Blue, Coast Restaurant’s James Olberg, Sheldon Maloff from Provence Marinaside and more will take to the Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage to excite palates and educate foodies with in-depth demos featuring expert techniques, tried-and-true kitchen cheats and can’t-miss culinary trends. Presented by Vancouver Magazine. Appliances provided by Samsung.

Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Take A Seat

Do-gooders, take note! We’ve tapped 14 of Vancouver’s top tastemakers, including CTV’s Norma Reid, Global BC’s Leigh Kjekstad, Shaw TV’s Peter Verge and Bianca Solterbeck, bloggers Carlie Chatten, Christie Lohr and Nicolle Hodges, and designer Jamie Banfield, to turn drab into fab for a cause. Armed with a black box of Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada products and a small design budget, each participant will upcycle a pre-loved piece from ReStore into a swoon-worthy seat that’s fit for a second chance at love. Bid on your favourite seat at our silent auction (100% of proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver) and rest easy knowing you’ve made a difference by going green and giving back. It’s design, with a conscience. Presented by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver.

BC Hydro Dream Home

An energy efficient home can also be a stylish one! Local designer Jamie Banfield of Jamie Banfield Design will create the ultimate dream house combining contemporary design and energy conservation. Show goers will learn easy ways to lower your energy bills while creating an eye-pleasing living space. It’s official: energy efficiency can fit into any space. Presented by BC Hydro Power Smart. Designed by Jamie Banfield Design.

Ottoman Empire

Ottomans from top local retailers including Mint Interiors, 18Karat, Peridot and more will do double duty thanks to on-trend trays that take them from footrest to coffee table in one fell swoop – saving precious square footage in the process. Featuring styles ranging from mid-century modern to rustic-contemporary and everything in between, this homage to high design and functionality will appeal to homeowners and renters of all tastes. Presented by The Vancouver Sun.

Visit to see more exciting features and presenters. We’ll see you at the show, happening October 22-25, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West! Don't have tickets yet? Connect with us on Facebook and get two for the price of one!