Five Fabulous Features: Can’t-miss attractions at the Vancouver Home + Design Show

New features and expert design converge at BC Place Stadium, 

October 16-19, 2014



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Sensational features and renowned design talent alike are set to converge in style at the Vancouver Home + Design Show, happening October 16-19 at BC Place Stadium. With a full roster of lifestyle celebrities including Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan, stars of Cottage Life TV’s Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure, Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV’s Leave It To Bryan, and Leigh-Ann Perrault, regular guest expert on Cityline, all set to appear on the Metrie Main Stage, plus 325+ local vendors and national exhibitors, it’s bound to inspire home makeovers both big and small.

According to Jill Kivett, regional director at Marketplace Events, owner and operator of the Vancouver Home + Design Show, this year’s show promises to be the best yet.

“We have a number of exciting new features and familiar favourites, plus an amazing group of international and local talent,” said Kivett, “Whether it’s expert advice, insight or inspiration for the home, there’s sure to be something for everyone.”

Here are this year’s top five features that are not to be missed:

Urban Barn’s Next Top Designer: Reloaded

Three of Vancouver’s up-and-coming interior designers will go head-to-head in the ultimate micro-management exercise: designing a 150-square-foot dual-function space with $5,000 worth of Urban Barn furniture and accessories for display (and public vote!). The grand prize winner will be awarded a booth at the 2015 Vancouver Home + Design Show, a $1,000 Urban Barn shopping spree and a feature in Westcoast Homes + Design magazine, while one lucky voter will walk away with $5,000 to spend at Urban Barn! Presented by Urban Barn, Westcoast Homes + Design magazine and Frontier Luxury Flooring

Ultimate Upcycle Challenge 3: ChairLIFT

Back by popular demand, Ultimate Upcycle Challenge 3: ChairLIFT will feature a collection of pre-loved chairs upcycled by local media personalities, designers and tastemakers using only Rust-Oleum products and a $50 design budget. Bid on your favourite and rest easy knowing that 100% of proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver. Taking a seat has never looked – or felt – so good! Presented by Rust-Oleum in benefit of Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver and ReStore

Samsung Cooking Challenge: Tag Team Kitchen

Three home cooks will each partner with a top Vancouver chef in a winner-takes-all culinary competition. Armed with Samsung’s Chef Collection appliances, fresh ingredients, and plenty of ambition, the dueling duos will race against time on the Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage as they take turns behind the burner to create the perfect entrée and dessert. Expert judges including celebrity host Chef Corbin Tomaszeski, CTV personality Keri Adams and foodie favourite Erin Ireland will select the winners, with the last home cook standing scoring $5,000 worth of Samsung Chef Collection appliances for their own kitchen. Presented by Samsung

BC Hydro Power Smart Pad

Power up! Decorating diva Jennifer Scott from A Good Chick To Know will marry cool style and electricity conservation to create the ultimate urban dwelling. Learn how to shrink your home’s energy use and stay chic in one fell swoop. It’s official: energy efficiency is a trend that fits any space. Presented by BC Hydro, designed by A Good Chick To Know with flooring provided by Frontier Luxury Flooring

Demi Digs

Good things do come in small packages! Get the most of even the most miniscule spaces with EZ Log Structures, BC’s top purveyor of chic self-assembly sheds. Styled by Friendly Decorator, this display of three 100-square-foot shelters demonstrates how to make the most of your outdoor space, 365 days a year. Presented by EZ Log Structures, decorated by Friendly Decorator

Buy tickets online and save $3 courtesy of Homestars at

About the Vancouver Home + Design Show: The Vancouver Home + Design Show ( has been a staple in consumers’ calendars since 1983, attracting more than 35,000 qualified visitors every fall. Produced by Marketplace Events (, the show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and lifestyle trends. Marketplace Events produces 33 home shows in 20 markets that collectively attract 1.1 million attendees and another 1.5 million unique web visitors annually.


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