From interior-design superstars to expertly upcycled furnishings, here are our picks for must-see features—excluding the 325-plus exhibitors who will be onsite—at this year’s Vancouver Fall Home Show, which runs from Thursday to Sunday (October 18 to 21) at the Vancouver Convention Centre’s West building.
Urban Barn Main Stage
Tackle your next home reno or DIY project with confidence, thanks to tips and advice from some of Canada’s biggest real-estate and interior-design pros who will be hitting the Urban Barn Main Stage throughout the weekend. Among the speakers are Love It or List It Vancouver’s Todd Talbot, Home to Win’s Tiffany Pratt, and Vancouver’s own Kendall Ansell.
Dave’s House By BC Hydro
Style and energy efficiency meet at Dave’s House, a PowerSmart home installation that will teach guests how to live comfortably while keeping their energy bills low. The space is dreamed up by local interior designer Jamie Banfield, who will undoubtedly be exercising his signature modern-masculine touch.
Fulgor Milano Cooking Stage
Get schooled in the culinary arts at the Fulgor Milano Cooking Stage, where some of Vancouver’s top chefs will be converging to share cooking demos and trends. Expect to learn a thing or two from MasterChef Canada winner David Jorge, Great Canadian Baking Show judge Bruno Feldeisen, celebrated local chef Karen Barnaby, and more.
Behold what a little paint and elbow grease can do to a piece of thrifted furniture at the DIY Inspirations display. There, viewers can browse a selection of pre-loved tables, chairs, cabinets, and other furnishings that have been upcycled by a local influencer. All items will be up for grabs with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver.