Shop your favourite locally made names and discover new finds at Portobello West, a pop-up marketplace dedicated to the city’s best (and emerging) artists, designers, and makers. From vintage-inspired greeting cards from Firefly Notes to delicate, handmade jewellery by Laughing Sparrow, expect a wide range of expertly crafted goods that are made to last.
Kick back and relax at Ottoman Empire, an exhibit of footrests-turned-coffee-tables that’s sure to inspire your next space-saving project. Expect a range of stylish ottomans from local retailers like Mint Interiors, 18Karat and Peridot. Each of them can play double-duty in your living space thanks to the power (and versatility) of a simple tray.
Renovation plans wreaking havoc on your home? Bring your design woes to Ask A Designer, where the Friendly Decorator herself, Christine Friend, will dish out expert advice in a complimentary one-on-one consultation. From paint chip concerns to flooring dilemmas, consider your most troubling decorating issues solved—all in less than 10 minutes.
Who says you have to sacrifice style for energy efficiency? Get an eyeful of energy-saving design—and learn how to lower your own hydro bills—with the BC Hydro Power Smart Dream Home. This stunning living space, put together by local designer Jamie Banfield, will marry contemporary trends with energy conservation.
Find everything from presentations by design pros to displays showcasing the versatility of ottomans at this year's Vancouver Home + Design Show
Design enthusiasts and DIY renovators, take note: the Vancouver Home + Design Show returns this Thursday, October 22 to Sunday, October 25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West with a flock of superstar talent, expert insiders, and more than 325 exhibitors in tow.
Click through for our must-see exhibits and events.