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5 Reasons to Get Excited About the Vancouver Fall Home Show

Celebrity guests, local designers and culinary experts all in one place—need we say more?

The Vancouver Home and Design Show is back with a new name and a full line-up of local and national talent. Get inspired to give your home a contemporary makeover with tips from interior designers, update your recipes with cues from some of Canada’s top chefs and walk away with ideas for entertaining with style—these are the guests, exhibits, presentations and workshops we can’t wait to check out at this weekend’s Vancouver Fall Home Show (October 26 to 29).


1. Refresh Your Space with Sarah Richardson

Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28
The HGTV host and producer of eight lifestyle series will be talking about how to dramatically transform your space; catch her on the Urban Barn Main Stage, where she’ll be sharing her best design tips and answering your home renovation questions. Be sure to stick around for more expert advice from Masters of Flip Kortney and Dave Wilson, colour-forward designer Tiffany Pratt and local DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault—they’ll be on the Main Stage throughout the weekend.


2. Update your Kitchen and Bath with Jamie Banfield

Friday, October 27
former WL One to WatchJamie Banfield is bringing his love for innovative and functional design to VFHS. This must-see presentation will teach you the ins and outs of creating high-end style—Banfield is known for his West Coast flair (think wood, stone and nature-inspired colour palettes)—without breaking the bank.


3. Decorate Your Table with Style

Thursday, October 26
Tijana Popovic, blogger of A Plentiful Life, and frugalista extraordinaire, shares her DIY table setting tips and tricks—just in time for the upcoming holiday season! From choosing the perfect plates and place cards, to dreaming up a dynamic centrepiece, this workshop will leave you with all the knowledge you need to create a showstopping tablescape.


4. Vegan is the Word

Friday, October 27
It’s time to give your fave vegan dishes a little more flavour! Chickpea‘s Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani will be on the Cooking Stage, sharing their best tips for preparing a vegan feast—and taking your tastebuds on a joyride with a fusion of flavours inspired by their Israeli heritage and love of the West Coast. Bon appetit!


5. Cook Venezuelan Cuisine with Chef Jefferson Alvarez

Saturday, October 28
Looking for some new recipes to try? Cacao‘s Jefferson Alvarez’s innovative techniques can help; he loves combining Latin flavours with game meats and seafood (his menus boasts dishes like wild boar with pipian verde, and carabinero prawns with gazpacho and lemon herb oil) and will be giving a demonstration about Venezuelan cooking—sign us up!


Vancouver Fall Home Show

Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, October 29

Psssst! When you purchase your tickets online, you can use promo code WESTERN to get two tix for the price of one. Buy tickets now!

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