Contest! Vancouver Home + Design Show – October 17 – 20, 2013

Vancouver Home + Design Show - October 17 - 20, 2013

The Vancouver Home + Design Show presented by Scotiabank is where it all comes together. From October 17-20, 2013, Vancouver’s ultimate authority on all things design, entertaining and home improvement will host big names like W Network’s Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of Property Brothers, Jillian Harris & Todd Talbot, hosts of Love It or List It Vancouver and local favourites A Good Chick to Know on the HGTV Main Stage.

With more than 325 exhibitors and a host of new and exciting features, there’s expert insight, innovation and inspiration for living well at every turn.


HGTV Main Stage
Fret not – help is on the way! Set your designs on advice from Canada’s most talented designers, realtors and home improvement experts. Celebrity presenters including the Vancouver home show debut of Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, Jillian Harris & Todd Talbot from Love It or List It Vancouver, noted designer Alykhan Velji, and local favourites from A Good Chick to Know and the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association will serve up a fresh dose of insight and inspiration for making over, fixing up or selling any home. Presented by The Vancouver Sun. Furnished by Crate & Barrel.

Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage
Home entertaining gets an infusion of flair and flavour from Vancouver’s best-known chefs and culinary personalities, including Chef Massimo Capra, Ned Bell and Trevor Bird. Think homegrown produce and locally sourced ingredients from Canada’s rich forests, rivers, oceans and farmlands, combined with far-ranging and diverse ethnic influences at the hand of Vancouver’s culinary masters. Live, full-action cooking demonstrations will leave no doubt about it: Canadian cuisine is not just about smoked salmon, maple syrup and poutine anymore. Presented by Edible Canada. Appliances provided by Samsung.


Opening Night: Celebrating 30 Years of Design!
Thursday, October 17, 4-9pm
The Vancouver Home + Design Show presented by Scotiabank fêtes its 30th anniversary with an evening of perks, refreshments and entertaining! Rub shoulders with the who’s-who from Vancouver’s creative set at the biggest design party of the season, complete with au-courant cocktails in the Western Living Lounge, snacks from the city’s favourite eateries, a live performance from DNA6 and plenty of surprises all night long. Presented by The Beat 94.5.

Girls’ Night Out
Friday, October 18, 5-9pm
Fashion, wine and a little girl talk combine for a new take on girls’ night out. Give your dating game a boost with a little liquid courage, a pop-up fashion show from Park Royal and can’t-miss coupling advice from matchmaker to the stars Jane Carstens on the HGTV Main Stage. All the single ladies – you won’t want to miss this! Presented by Virgin 95.3 and Park Royal.

Samsung Passion for Fresh Cooking Challenge
Saturday, October 19, 12-4pm
Join Chef Massimo Capra, chef host from Food Network’s Restaurant Makeover, and three of Vancouver’s best home chefs will face off in a battle for culinary supremacy! Paired with a top local chef, a secret ingredient and a Samsung Flex Duo Oven, each competitor will have one hour to create two perfect dishes. The winning home chef will walk away with $7,000 worth of Samsung Home Appliances for their own kitchen. Ready, set, cook! Presented by CTV.


Urban Barn’s Next Top Designer
Vancouver’s rising design stars will compete for bragging rights, a feature display at Urban Barn’s flagship South Granville location and the chance to become a household name in this clash of the designing titans. Armed with a $5,000 budget, a challenging checklist of décor requirements and plenty of prowess, three of the city’s designing women will go paint swatch to paint swatch as they throw down in the name of good style – as voted by you. Presented by The Vancouver Sun.

Outdoor living goes inside out, thanks to the ultra-modern CasaBubble, the newest design trend taking European gardens, outdoor spaces and high-end accommodations by storm. Imagine a next-generation yoga studio, office space, dining room and sleeping chamber, complete with translucent walls and genuine hardwood floors, all in the comfort of a high-design, spherical structure. No inclement weather, no mosquitoes, no noise pollution – just the perfect pristine environment 365 days a year. Don’t burst your bubble. Live in it! Landscaping by Houston Landscapes.

Ultimate Upcycle Challenge 2: Unhinged
Back by popular demand! Fresh off its much-hyped debut in 2012, the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge returns with a new mission for Vancouver’s top designers, craftspeople and trade superstars: reuse, recycle and repurpose a single door from ReStore for under $100. Think artwork, furniture and other common household pieces, crafted out of a conventional door left over from past construction projects and auctioned off to the highest bidder, with all proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver. Presented by Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver & ReStore.

The Preloved Living + Learning Lounge
Everything old is new again! Learn to tell a story with your space, thanks to this immersive interior design experience curated by A Good Chick to Know. Get the inside scoop on sourcing antique treasures and incorporating pre-loved pieces into any modern space, along with inspiration from the city’s most popular vintage shops – for old time’s sake. Presented by BC Living.

Ask a Decorator
Dream up a bright idea for your home with expert advice from Friendly Decorator’s Christine Friend. De-stress at a free 10-minute consultation, decode your design style with help from a variety of styled vignettes, and develop a plan for your design project in no time flat. Don’t forget your paint chips and carpet samples! Presented by Friendly Decorator.

Western Living Lounge
Sip and flip through the latest edition of Western Living magazine, all in the lap of luxury. Conveniently located adjacent to the HGTV Main Stage and designed by the talented Nicole Sjostedt, this is one space that will beg for a break – and a lengthy one at that, thanks to a wide variety of wines and beers suited to every palate. Presented by QM/FM.

BC Hydro Power Smart Home
Shrinking your carbon footprint doesn’t have to mean compromising your sense of style. Interior designer Ami McKay will demonstrate her vision for making Mother Earth #1 while maintaining a design-forward vibe in this eco-chic space. Complete with Energy Star appliances, environmentally friendly home products, and free on-site consultations from Team Power Smart and Ami McKay herself, there’s every reason to go green this fall.

GVHBA Gallery of Renovations
Need inspiration for your home renovation? Visit the GVHBA Ask a Pro Renovation + Design Centre for free consultations with professional renovators and designers who can help make any dream home a reality. While you’re there, stroll through the Renovation Gallery to see before- and-after photos of gorgeous renovated homes, product and design trends, and information on GVHBA-member contractors in your area. Presented by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association.

Help Desk
Vintage furniture screaming for a refinish? Kitchen cabinets begging for new fronts and hardware? Look no further than the Help Desk, where a slew of experts will provide tips, trade secrets and a little push to get every project going in the right direction. Stop by on the show floor to get started. Asking for help is the first step to success! Presented by HomeStars.

Vancouver Home + Design Show

Dates and Times:
Thursday, October 17, 2013- 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, October 18, 2013 – 12 noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 19, 2013 – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2013 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Adults – $15
Adults – ONLINE $12
Seniors (60+) – $12 or $5 Friday before 5:00 pm (Box Office & Online)
Seniors (60+) – ONLINE $9
Children (12 and under) – FREE

BC Place Stadium

777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4Y8



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James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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