Vancouver Fall Home Show returns with Sarah Richardson, Kortney and Dave Wilson, and other design stars on deck

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      Ahead of it’s-our-turn-to-host-distant-relatives-for-an-evening-of-excrutiating-small-talk-for-the-holidays season, the Vancouver Fall Home Show returns to the city from October 26 to 29, where renowned design experts, 300-plus exhibitors, and plenty of DIY inspo will be on hand to help turn your humble abode into one you can feel a little prouder showing off. (Or one that just feels a tad more comfy during scheduled Netflix binges. Whatever.)

      Formerly known as the Vancouver Home + Design Show, this year’s event features big names like HGTV Canada’s Sarah Richardson, Masters of Flip Kortney and Dave Wilson, and Tiffany Pratt, as well as local designers Jamie Banfield and Kathy Yuen, who will be hitting the stage to share their tips on decorating, entertaining, and renovating.

      Elsewhere, attendees will be able to participate in DIY workshops, where they can learn how to craft their floral wreath, how to needle-felt or make a macramé plant hanger, and more. Banfield, meanwhile, will also be designing a “Double Take” feature in which he’ll create two high-end spaces with differing budgets to showcase where Vancouverites should be splurging—and saving—at home.

      Make your own macramé wall hanging or plant hanger to take home at a DIY workshop with local fibre artist Jolynn Vandam.
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      Other highlights include the cheekily titled One Nightstand challenge, where five local design pros will be tasked with upcycling a bedside table for charity; the BC Hydro Smart Home, where homeowners can nab tips on how to reduce their energy use; and Portobello West, a pop-up marketplace offering an assortment of artisan goods.

      Culinary aficionados won’t want to miss this year’s cooking stage, either. Among this year’s chef appearances are Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani, founders of the wildly popular Chickpea food truck and restaurant; Walter Craft Caesar founder Aaron Harowitz and Timber manager Kate Dunn-Roy; and Jefferson Alvarez, chef and co-owner of progressive Latin spot Cacao

      The Vancouver Fall Home Show takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre's West building (1055 Canada Place) from October 26 to 29. Tickets start at $6 online. See event listing for details.

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