IDS West Interior Design Show 2011

Comments 122 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Interior Design Show West is coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre next week, September 29th to October 3nd. Celebrating design, art, and architecture, IDS West will feature 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services.


In 2010, over 30,000 visitors took part in this multi-day event. Here’s what you can look forward to this year:

  • Florform Opening Night party on Thursday, September 29th with a live DJ.
  • GE Monogram Trade Day on Friday, September 30th. A full line of Azure Trade Talks on the PARA design stage featuring a keynote from Ross Lovegrove.
  • House & Home Day Presented by Ikea on Saturday, October 1st. “The pages of your favorite magazine House & Home come to live on the Para design Stage.”
  • Vancouver Sun Day on Sunday, October 1st. “Join us for design conversations as journalist Lucy Hyslop holds court on the PARA Design Stage and chats with some amazing design personalities.”
  • Tickets for IDS West are just $15 with all days included, except the opening night party which is a separate $20 ticket.


    I recently learned about Urban Wall from a close family friend and the owner of the company, Danielle Hardy, has offered up a giveaway for my readers.

    Wall Decals are the most stylish home decorative products on the market right now. A modern and creative way to decorate your walls and give a new look to your room without the expense and hassle of hand painting.

    Precision-cut from sheets of vinyl, they boast incredibly precise lines, sharp corners and vivid contrast. Decals cling like paint and express the subtle textures of your wall. Available in matte finish and in a range of colours to suit your taste.

    Easy to apply, easy to remove. Redecorate your house in a day! No artisitc or technical skill required to apply our wall decal stickers. Kids can do it too!

    Danielle is offering up a $75 gift certificate to spend at her Urban Walls online this way the winner can have their choice of design. Select decals like the chalk wall, inspirational quotes, hockey players, bids, and other classic and contemporary patterns or designs.

    Here’s how you can enter to win $75 for Urban Walls:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win $75 to spend on #UrbanWalls from @hardydanielle & @miss604

    One winner will be drawn at random at 10:00am on Thursday, September 29, 2011.

    Update The winner is Christine!

122 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. JenFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 1:32pm PDT

    I love Urban Walls! They have amazing designs and I would love to add more to my home with a gift card 🙂

  2. ErinFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 1:33pm PDT

    These would be perfect for my baby’s room!

  3. RichardFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

    I’ve been covetously looking at Urban Walls for a while now…

  4. WinnieFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 1:50pm PDT

    What a great contest!

  5. Natalie WFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 1:54pm PDT

    Oh man, I just discovered wall decos and I love them! I’m sure once I get started with them, I won’t be able to stop!

  6. AlexFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 1:58pm PDT

    Can I put these on the Dream decal in my bathroom?

  7. NatalieFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 1:59pm PDT

    My walls desperately need you!

  8. ElizabethFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 2:24pm PDT

    I change the art on my wall every few months as I treat this massive white wall as my own home canvas. Displaying this kind of art would be absolutely perfect for it!

  9. TeresaFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 2:40pm PDT

    Cool prize.

  10. Deborah SmartFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 2:55pm PDT

    I love this look in a home!! It’s so versatile, every room needs one!

  11. ElysiaFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 3:00pm PDT


  12. coffeefoodiesFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 3:03pm PDT

    what a fantastic contest giveaway!!!

  13. RachelFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 3:05pm PDT

    Cool decals!

  14. DilaraFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 3:16pm PDT

    I have a mild obsession with decals. Would love to win this!

  15. catrionaFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 3:50pm PDT

    I love wall decals, i never knew about this store and have never seen so many that jump out at me!

  16. CandiceFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 4:07pm PDT

    Inspiring walls !

  17. JennFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 4:20pm PDT

    Cool! I’ve been looking for wall decals for a while now. I really like some of these ones!

  18. KatieFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

    Love this 🙂

  19. AbigailFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 4:31pm PDT

    Awesome stuff! Living on my own now and looking forward to decorate with wall decals.

  20. JeanieFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 4:40pm PDT

    This is super neat!!

  21. GladysFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 4:55pm PDT

    I love the idea of wall decals. It’s a great way to spruce up your walls without committing to a whole paint job.

  22. Mariane SalvailFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 5:19pm PDT

    I want the house rules for my new house!!

  23. Shell MadsenFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 5:37pm PDT

    I LOVE urban walls stuff!!!

  24. DeidreFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 6:49pm PDT

    The decals are amazing – they really transform and brighten a room – my kids love them!

  25. GraceFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 6:50pm PDT

    I just love, love, love Urban Walls decorative decals! Such a creative way to transform the ambience of any room. I especially love the messages with positive affirmations.

  26. Tina WongFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 7:16pm PDT

    I can’t wait to put these decals up on my wall in my house and office! What a great invention! 🙂

  27. KellyFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 8:39pm PDT

    Wow these are amazing! I’d love one for my house!

  28. NatalieFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 9:15pm PDT

    Oooh! Pick me, pick me! (please)

  29. BrendaFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 9:15pm PDT

    Very awesome way to decorate without the hard labor of painting!

  30. Grace MFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 9:26pm PDT

    the designs look amazinggg!

  31. AndrewFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 10:05pm PDT

    I love the idea of wall decals to spruce up a room.

  32. MikeFriday, September 23rd, 2011 — 11:38pm PDT

    My apartment could use a colourful pick me up.

  33. wendySaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 12:23am PDT

    i need help . . . euhhhh . . . let me clarify, my shoebox one bedroom apartment (with a great view) could use a little help. Help please?

  34. HayleySaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 1:19am PDT

    Just moved home from uni and redid my childhood bedroom but have a blank wall.. this would be the perfect personal touch!

  35. MarianneSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 1:32am PDT

    Creative home decorating decor!

  36. JuliaSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 8:15am PDT

    These would help me redecorate my bedroom – very cool prize!

  37. RobynSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 8:22am PDT

    I’ve been hunting for a great decal for our nursery, and I love all of the great options Urban Walls has.
    I would love to win this gift certificate!

  38. TracySaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 9:36am PDT

    I’ve been looking for a decal! This would be perfect!

  39. VinceSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

    My daughters would love some of these!

  40. CaitlinSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 11:22am PDT

    Love it!

  41. JanSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 12:10pm PDT

    thx for the introduction to Urban Walls

  42. JanSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 12:10pm PDT!/imheckifiknow/status/117677372802732033

  43. Tammy PicheSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 6:45pm PDT

    I love her decals!!

  44. TeresaSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 6:46pm PDT

    Decorating 911!

  45. Elaine RSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 6:54pm PDT

    Wall decals are a great way to decorate your home!

  46. KrisSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 7:56pm PDT

    I’ve had them favourited in my etsy account for age – I just love the tree designs. I can’t paint my apartment, but removable decals would be ok!

  47. annSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 8:27pm PDT

    Love it! Urban wall is great and has a great selection! Better than white walls

  48. pingSaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 8:42pm PDT

    i need help!

  49. CathySaturday, September 24th, 2011 — 9:09pm PDT

    I have been considering getting wall decals for a while now, I just haven’t been able to decide which to go with 🙂

  50. Deyanira CSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 9:49am PDT

    Love the walls, I need to redecorate my whole place and these would be a great start!!!

  51. JaimeSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 10:42am PDT

    I’ve wanted to try these for awhile now!

  52. AlisonSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 10:53am PDT

    with these gorgeous decals, i can turn my room into absolutely anything. and then something completely different a month later! fantastic.

  53. MilaSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 11:05am PDT

    I’ve been looking at getting a wall decal for months now! I love the quotes, or just the chalk ones so you can write your own quote!

  54. AliciaSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 11:12am PDT

    would love this! Love her site

  55. ShaunaSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 11:22am PDT

    I would love to win!

  56. Lelainia N. LloydSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 11:27am PDT

    THis is cool-you can haver fabulous designer walls, even if you live in a rental!

  57. AnneSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT

    I like the ones with birds….it would be hard to pick just one.

  58. TracySunday, September 25th, 2011 — 12:31pm PDT

    i need new ones, mine are falling off!

  59. TheaSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 12:34pm PDT

    Walls Decals are the perfect art for rental spaces…Love them!

  60. RenfrewSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 1:10pm PDT

    So, so cool and much easier than painting.

  61. Cathy G.Sunday, September 25th, 2011 — 3:47pm PDT

    I keep looking at these but have never bought it. Would be great to win!

  62. JenSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 3:59pm PDT

    They’re all so cool! The chalkboard ones are especially unique!

  63. ChristinaSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 5:45pm PDT

    This would be awesome to win! My place definitely needs it.

  64. JoanneSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 5:48pm PDT

    I love these! I would defintely love to have some on my walls 🙂

  65. PatriciaSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 5:55pm PDT

    Love the idea- I was looking for inspiration on redecorating a bedroom in our home.

  66. JodiSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 6:08pm PDT

    this is such a great idea!

  67. EllenSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 7:54pm PDT

    Almost as difficult as using wallpaper?

  68. LindaSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 9:10pm PDT

    I’ve been thinking about getting a wall decal for some time now…just haven’t found the perfect one yet. They’re great for adding a touch of your personality to a favourite space.

  69. Lindsey StrailySunday, September 25th, 2011 — 9:29pm PDT

    I would love to win!

  70. PavelSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 10:03pm PDT

    Had an idea of making one in the bedroom 🙂

  71. ChristineSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 10:15pm PDT

    This would be great for my sons room!

  72. PearlSunday, September 25th, 2011 — 10:24pm PDT

    These are so cool! Makes the rooms look so nice =D

  73. lucMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 4:37am PDT

    I’d like to experiment with decals.

  74. parkerMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 6:49am PDT

    such a fun way to decorate a room! This would be so awesome!!!

  75. RubyMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 8:27am PDT

    I would love to win this 🙂

  76. Jessica R.FMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 9:29am PDT

    I have ALWAYS wanted to spice up our place with a decal in the bedroom!

  77. taniaMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 9:55am PDT

    My son would like BATMAN!

  78. allysonMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 9:55am PDT

    I love this!

  79. rinoMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 9:56am PDT

    Tha would look cool on our walls!

  80. EileenMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 10:16am PDT

    oooh I got one of these for my kitchen wall and I’d love to do one on my bedroom as well.

  81. JenniferMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 10:29am PDT

    Super unique!

  82. ChristineMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:20am PDT

    I just moved into a new place and am in the process of redecorating. These would be perfect!

  83. SanazMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:24am PDT

    I love anything related to Interior Design show is fun

  84. cheryl bMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:34am PDT

    Love the classy look of these decals…and knowing I can take them with me when I move is even more amazing!!

  85. RaiaMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:44am PDT

    Those are amazing, I love the birds on the power line!

  86. RichMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 12:16pm PDT

    Great, easy way to decorate without all the time and talent.

  87. MaryMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 12:18pm PDT

    Oh I love these things! We had one in our bedroom, but then sold our condo with the stickers! Now we need new ones!

  88. HayleyMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 1:04pm PDT

    I would love my room to look that amazing.

  89. JMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 1:29pm PDT

    these are great if you’re a renter!

  90. AnneMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 1:39pm PDT

    Lots of chances to be creative using these!

  91. CeciMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 1:59pm PDT

    That’s a fun way to decorate any living space!

  92. JackyMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 2:02pm PDT

    Love the Urban Wall design…the products can make one of the walls to be the the focus point at home, make a stylist and unique home design by ourselves. Terrific!!!

  93. KimMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 3:55pm PDT

    I have always wanted to use chalk paint on my walls. I love message boards at home!

  94. MeganMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 4:05pm PDT

    Great contest, what a fun and unique way to design a room!

  95. JoanMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 6:49pm PDT

    Love Danielle’s work, she’s the best!

  96. loriMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 8:49pm PDT

    Products look terrific!

  97. Michelle W.Monday, September 26th, 2011 — 10:04pm PDT

    Moving this weekend! What a great idea!

  98. JanetTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 8:59am PDT

    these decals are lovely!

  99. Julia -MarieTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 11:01am PDT

    I LOVE decals!

  100. rachelTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 3:16pm PDT

    the decals are pretty !

  101. MaggieTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 5:57pm PDT

    Love it, what great ideas!

  102. EricaTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 9:06pm PDT

    Moving soon! This would be wonderful!

  103. VincentTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 9:08pm PDT

    I just took a look! They have some really beautiful stuff! I would love to have the ownership to some!

  104. CyndiTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 9:18pm PDT

    Some great stuff on their website. Got the creative decorating juices flowing!

  105. zannaTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 9:40pm PDT

    The wall decals look amazing… redecorating in a day… perfect!

  106. RizTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 10:49pm PDT

    I would love to decorate my room with a decal…there are some really awesome designs!!

  107. BernadetteWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 10:12am PDT

    Would love to win this, just recently moved to a new place and my walls are bare. Would love to have some of this work hanging on my wall!

  108. KristinaWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 3:17pm PDT

    My walls are still white so this would really make them pop!! Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway, Rebecca!

  109. Jenny L.Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 3:18pm PDT

    Yes please!

  110. Lois PattersonWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 3:19pm PDT

    I would love some nice geometric shapes on my wall.

  111. sher bWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 3:26pm PDT

    hockey decals for a hockey house! too perfect

  112. MargaWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 3:30pm PDT

    Cool decals!

  113. shaunaWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 3:53pm PDT

    Those are fun. Perfect for my reno plans!

  114. AllyWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 10:26pm PDT


  115. MichelleWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 10:50pm PDT

    Urban Walls 🙂

  116. CoryThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 12:54am PDT

    Urban Walls 🙂

  117. DouglasThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 11:53am PDT

    Would look great in our new place!

  118. ChrisThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 12:10pm PDT

    My walls are super bare. This would be a nice addition.
    Thanks for the contest.

  119. Toby SullivanThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 2:10pm PDT

    I love wall art like this. I’m glad someone has finally put it into an accessible format!

  120. MarkThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 5:47pm PDT

    Love the designs!

  121. namThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 11:40pm PDT

    omg!! I love Urban Walls!!!!!!!! I am moving soon!! I really need this!! 🙁

  122. SarahSaturday, October 1st, 2011 — 10:29pm PDT

    love the inspirational quotes! just pinned this!

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