2017 version will be posted closer to the event.

Welcome to the Vancouver Home + Design Show!

As the temperatures lower and the leaves begin to change colour, fall is the perfect time to refresh your home décor, tackle those at-home projects, or even start your house hunt. With the red-hot local real-estate market at the forefront of many minds, we’ve handpicked the industry’s top experts to offer up useful, real-world advice for every home, from top celebrity guests and homegrown Vancouver talent alike.
This year, we’re thrilled to welcome HGTV’s Mia Parres & Rob Evans of The Expandables to the Urban Barn Main Stage presented by Vancouver Sun, where they will make their Vancouver home show debut and offer up their signature advice for creating extra space in impossible places. Plus, don’t miss Colin & Justin, stars of W Network’s Game of Homes and Cottage Life’s Cabin Pressure and local real estate expert Todd Talbot of W Network’s Love It Or List It Vancouver. Vancouver’s very own top designers will also be on hand, including Jamie Banfield and Kristina Hibbs.
Catch award-winning Vancouver culinary legends as they take to the state-of-the-art Samsung Cooking Stage for live cooking demos. Watch, learn and ask the Chefs your burning questions during a post-demo Q&A. Don’t miss your chance to take notes from the greats and bring home their culinary expertise.
With our brand-new WORKSHOP presented by Z95.3, you don’t even have to wait until you’re home to get to work! Bring your DIY visions to life by learning from the pros in this hands-on workshop series curated by some of Vancouver’s finest local artisans. From learning the lost art of calligraphy with Fox and Flourish to creating your very own floral wreath with Celsia Floral, to a sewing and design tutorial from Spool of Thread or hand-looming with Lucy Poskitt, there’s plenty of room to get creative!
From there, shop and consult more than 350 trusted brands and local companies, all under one roof. Don’t miss the always-popular Ask a Designer booth presented by the BCIT Interior Design Program in support of Kids Help Phone and Homes for the Holidays tour, where you’ll have the chance to snag a free, one-on-one consultation with BCIT’s design students, each paired with a local, well-established alumnus. So gather your Pinterest dream boards, paint swatches, and floor plan, and come with an open mind to get the best tips for your time.
There’s truly something for every home at the Vancouver Home + Design Show. Prepare yourself for four days of big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration. The best part? Satisfaction guaranteed -  we’re so sure you’ll enjoy the show, we’ll refund your admission if you don’t!

We can’t wait to see you there.
Tyson Kidd, Show Manager

Top Features

The Urban Barn Main Stage presented by Vancouver Sun

Expert advice for every home! Straight from the industry’s top home + design talent on the Urban Barn Main Stage, get a crash course in creating the ultimate pad from must-see presenters including Mia Parres & Rob Evans, stars of HGTV's The Expandables, Colin & Justin, stars of W Network’s Game of Homes and Cottage Life’s Cabin Pressure, Todd Talbot, star of W Network’s Love It or List It Vancouver, and regular CityTV Cityline guest expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, plus Vancouver’s very own top talent including Jamie Banfield and Kristina Hibbs. By the end of it all, you’re certain to have everything you need to live and entertain in equal style – design know-how included.

Samsung Cooking Stage

Aspiring home cooks, turn up the heat and sharpen your knives - it’s your chance to get schooled by Vancouver’s top chefs on the Samsung Cooking Stage. See Vancouver’s culinary legends and modern masters, plus Cityline regular and lifestyle expert Janette Ewen, as they conduct in-depth demos featuring tried-and-true kitchen cheats, can’t-miss culinary trends, and entertaining expertise. Oh, and you might just be lucky enough to taste some of their creations!

DIY Runway presented by Rust-Oleum in support of Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver

Bring Vancouver’s best style off the streets and into your home! DIY Runway is your chance to bid on hand-crafted, repurposed pieces created by Vancouver’s top style influencers and tastemakers. We’ve recruited 15 local fashion bloggers, stylists, designers, and boutique owners to draw inspiration from a favourite item in their own closet to repurpose a pre-loved home décor piece from ReStore Vancouver using a curated box of goods from Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada®. Imagine: a wall-hanging inspired by those perfectly ripped jeans, or a one-of-a-kind lamp inspired by that amazing sequined skirt worn on New Year’s Eve. 100% of silent auction proceeds benefit the Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver to help provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live.

WORKSHOP presented by Z95.3 FM

Your Pinterest board is about to come to life! Learn from the pros in this hands-on workshop series curated by some of Vancouver’s finest local artisans. Learn from the best in a variety of categories, including Fox and Flourish (Intro to Brush Lettering), Celsia Floral (Wreaths & More), Spool of Thread (TBD) and Lucy Poskitt (Looming 101). Learn the lost art of calligraphy, create your very own unique floral wreath, try your hand at sewing and fashion design or get creative with hand-looming and weaving. Choose your workshop and reserve your spot online directly with each vendor.

Smart Home presented by BC Hydro, designed by Jamie Banfield Design 

Work smart, live smart. Thanks to the expert abilities of Best Buy’s Geek Squad and the keen design eye of Jamie Banfield, BC Hydro demonstrates how to train your home to be energy efficient, while styling your place worthy of the centerfold of any home and design magazine. From WiFi enabled lighting to remote access television control, the Smart Home is bound to suit the needs and lifestyle of everyone in your home.

Ask a Designer presented by Kids Help Phone and Homes for the Holidays, designed by BCIT Interior Design Program

Sometimes a little direction is all you need. Gather your Pinterest dream boards, paint swatches, and floor plan and head straight to Ask A Designer for a free, one-on-one consultation with the design students of BCIT’s Interior Design program, each paired with local well-known alumnus – no appointment needed! In just 10 minutes, their expert advice will have you well on your way to creating your dream home.


‘But first, let me take a shelfie.’ You heard us, we want to see your best shelfie – a styled shelf decor photo, that is! First step: grab your phone. Then, choose your favourite shelf display, located at our entrance, and snap a picture of it for a chance to win a $250 gift card from your selected store. Finally, to enter simply upload your shelfie pic to your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account, and use the hashtag #ShowShelfie. Winners will be selected and contacted via social media. Good luck and happy snapping!

Portobello West

Flock to Vancouver’s very own nod to London’s world-famous street market Portobello West, where you’ll discover local artistry, superior craftsmanship and a wide array of antiques and collectibles. Shop from a selection of unique purveyors and goods, including jewellery, sustainable textiles, and hand-poured candles from Vancouver’s top emerging artisans at this eclectic pop-up – chock-full of original pieces that are bound to catch your eye.

The Telus Future Home powered by Telus PureFibre and presented by The Province

Back to the TELUS Future Home! No need to press fast forward, the future of fibre optic entertainment is already waiting for you when you step into the TELUS Future Home. A showcase of their revolutionary technology, the TELUS Future Home showcases their state-of-the-art fibre optic network that connects communities across Western Canada better than ever before. Step inside the super-wired 560 square foot Home to see just how revolutionary TELUS Fibre is. You might want to make yourself comfortable and stay awhile to enjoy the most reliable, consistent connection to date with blazing fast speeds of 150mps to stream video in ultra-HD quality, and more.

The FLOFORM Lounge presented by Cambria and Western Living

Chill out and treat your tastebuds with a stop at the stylish Floform Lounge, where you can sip your favourite cocktail while taking in a cutting-edge, creative presentation on the Urban Barn Main Stage. Sit back with drink in hand, browse the newest issue of Western Living Magazine and relax — you may even be inspired to stay for another round or two!


Dress up those naked walls with a stop at M(art)ket. Add that much-needed finishing touch to your space with one-of-a-kind pieces from this curated collection of canvases, prints, and photographs by local artists. With more than a dozen featured vendors, including Farahnaz Samari Art and Barry J Brady Photography, you’re certain to say goodbye to your blank walls for good.

Better Business Bureau Help Desk

Get the most out of your visit with a trip to the show entrance in Hall C, where you’ll get insider tips from staff, there to help you navigate the show and point you in the right direction to tackle all your home improvement tasks. Whether you’re stuck with wall-to-wall carpeting or dreaming of blowing out that wall for an airy open-concept space, you’ll get all the assistance you need — after all, asking for help is the first step to success!

Meet The Experts

Rob Evans & Mia Parres

Mia and Rob Media Kit

Rob Evans

Master Contractor and Host, The Expandables, HGTV Canada
Star, Home to Win, HGTV Canada
Instagram: @RobEvansReno
Twitter: @RobEvansReno

Motorcycle aficionado, donut fanatic, and single dad, design-trained contractor Rob Evans is a man’s man with a point of view about almost everything. Now a specialist in renovating residential properties, Rob began his career as the owner and operator of a successful design firm, which informs his creative and aesthetically adventurous style. Involved in every step of the construction process, Rob’s projects range from complete home rebuilds to furniture design and construction.

Rob joined HGTV’s Home to Win as one of the 20 stars who worked together to create a dream home, and also co-hosted HGTV’s The Expandables season two which was filmed spring of 2016.

Mia Parres
Designer and Host, The Expandables, HGTV Canada
Star, Home to Win, HGTV Canada
Instagram: @MiaParresDesign
Twitter: @MiaParres

This globetrotting aesthete, devoted yogi, and Bryan Adams super-fan may have grown up in Toronto, but Mia Parres’ family roots are deeply set in Scandinavian and Danish culture, which influenced her design aesthetic of simple sophistication and smart functionality. She brings this well-honed taste and a love for the outdoors to the table in her current role as a high-end residential designer – some of her favourite projects being the luxurious cottages in Canada’s posh lakeside Muskoka region.

Mia joined HGTV’s Home to Win as one of the 20 stars who worked together to create a dream home, and also co-hosted HGTV’s The Expandables season two which was filmed spring of 2016.

See Mia & Rob on the Urban Main Stage presented by Vancouver Sun
Falling in love with your home again: Solutions for every budget
Friday, October 28, 5:00PM
Saturday, October 29, 1:00PM

Colin + Justin
Colin and Justin
Co-hosts, Game of Homes, W Network and Cabin Pressure, Cottage Life

Colin and Justin are interior designers, style commentators, Hollywood celebrity interviewers and all around lifestyle gurus whose goal is to share good things with good people. They pride themselves on cutting edge products and stylish destinations which inform their design style and lifestyle. With a shared affection for home design, these two stylish Scots are currently the hosts of W Network’s’ Game of Homes and Cottage Life’s Cabin Pressure. They are also accomplished book authors currently working on their fourth title and also have their own product line, Colin and Justin Home, in stores across Canada.

See Colin + Justin on the Urban Main Stage presented by Vancouver Sun
Small spends for the home that yield a big return daily, and at sale time
Friday, October 28, 7:00PM
Saturday, October 29, 2:00PM

Todd Talbot
Real Estate Expert
Co-Host, Love it or List it Vancouver, W Network
Todd Media Kit

Co-host Todd Talbot of Love It or List It Vancouver is best known for his real estate savvy, keen sense of style, and quick wit. Although not his first time appearing on the small screen, Todd has starred in dozens of award-winning productions – a path that helped set the stage for his latest role as TV personality. With his many accomplishments and interests, Todd is never happier than when he’s with his family or when he’s renovating or building his next project. Recently, he launched a new website, toddtalbot.ca, where he takes visitors on a journey through his own renovations, and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his life both on and off the screen.

See him on the Urban Main Stage presented by Vancouver Sun
3 Keys to Success: Form, Function, and Finances
Saturday, October 29, 6:00PM
5 renovations that add the most value to your property
Sunday, October 30, 2:00PM

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault
DIY & Lifestyle Expert
LAP Media Kit

As a colour & design aficionado, lifestyle expert, and DIY doyenne, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has spent years crafting a unique philosophy for design that fuses ingenuity, whimsy, and quality workmanship – all on a “frugalista” budget. Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline, a spokesperson for Black & Decker Canada and Rust-Oleum Canada as well as half of the popular duo, Once Upon a Reno. With a passion to educate and inspire, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity she gets to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF.”

See her on the Urban Main Stage presented by Vancouver Sun
From runway to room: How to create a haute room for less
Friday, October 28, 6:00PM
The upcycle tool kit: Must-haves to ace your next upcycle
Saturday, October 29, 4:00PM

Janette Ewen
Décor and Lifestyle Expert
JE Media Kit

With a career in interior design and fashion that spans over 12 years, Janette Ewen has become a favourite style source for Canadians. Janette started her career at leading magazine Chatelaine and eventually moved on to editorial roles at House & Home, Chocolat Magazine and the Globe and Mail. From print, Janette moved into broadcast. As a TV favourite, Janette can be seen regularly on national shows in Canada, including Cityline and CTV Morning, and was formally a co-host on “Inside the Box with Ty Pennington.” Janette currently is a partner at the award winning LA-Toronto based creative studio Parker Barrow, known for its innovative wallpaper collection, design installations (including the recent revitalization of the Fairmont Royal York rooftop) and collaborations.

See her on the Samsung Cooking Stage
Easy fall entertaining and getting your home guest-ready
Saturday, October 29, 3:00PM
Sunday, October 30, 3:00PM

Jamie Banfield
Jamie Banfield

A leading professional in interior design, Jamie Banfield has become a creative force in the industry, and recognized for his signature West Coast style. Specializing in design for all spaces, with a focus on kitchen and bath, Jamie has the ability to transform and create well-edited spaces the exude function and beauty. His inviting interiors offer a contemporary feel that are timeless and bold yet decorative and unassuming. With a passion for textures and sustainable design, he often uses reclaimed materials, offering a unique perspective to his finished rooms. Jamie’s work can be seen in private residences throughout Western Canada.

See him on the Urban Main Stage presented by Vancouver Sun
Creating a smart home on any budget
Friday, October 28, 3:00PM
Sunday, October 30, 12:00PM

Dexter Delores
Dexter Media Kit

Dexter Dolores is a Vancouver-based interior designer that creates spaces that are altogether contemporary and edgy yet still elegant and classic. His interiors embody subdued sophistication allowing functionality and complementing the lifestyle of the client. Dexter’s attention to detail, texture and quality materials is inherent to every environment he designs. Educated at The Art Institute of Vancouver, he was awarded the Top Graduating Portfolio of the Interior Design Program upon graduation. His affinity for bespoke modern and classic interiors has always been at the forefront of his career in the luxury residential industry.

See him on the Urban Main Stage presented by Vancouver Sun
Sunday, October 30, 1:00PM

Kristina Hibbs

Design has always been a part of Kristina Hibbs’ life; from a young age she has been fascinated by interiors, and could often be found designing and decorating. Kristina followed her dream, and went to The Art Institute of Vancouver, graduating with her Diploma in Interior Design. After being in the industry for five years, her passion for design is apparent in all aspects of her work, with her careful attention to detail and understanding of the principles of design. Her designs are inspired by the clients she works with; taking their vision and style, and creating a stunning design that is unique to each client. Kristina approaches every project with knowledge, creativity, and passion.

See her on the Urban Main Stage presented by Vancouver Sun
Sunday, October 30, 4:00PM

The Vitals

What: The Vancouver Home + Design Show

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre - West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver BC V6C 0C3


Thursday, October 27th      4:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, October 28th             Noon – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 29th         10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, October 30th             10:00am – 6:00pm

How: Buy tickets online and save $3 at www.vancouverhomeshows.com


Adults (13+):   $16.00
Seniors (60+):  $13.00
Seniors Friday before 6pm only $6.00 (Box Office & Online)
Children 12 and under:  FREE

Help support affordable housing in the Lower Mainland by donating $1 to Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver when you purchase your ticket for the Vancouver Home + Design Show. www.habitatgv.ca


Web: vancouverhomeanddesignshow.com
Facebook: facebook.com/homeandgardenevents
Twitter: @VanHomeShows #VHDS16
Instagram: @VanHomeShows #VHDS16

Press Contact

Amanda Haines
Principal + Head of Creative
604-681-7565 ext. 101

Georgia Dueck
Account Lead
604-681-7565 ext. 105


​2016 Press Releases will be posted closer to the event.