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IDS West Interior Design Show 2011

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 — 1:30pm PDT
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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!

Current contests on


  1. Jen says:

    I love Urban Walls! They have amazing designs and I would love to add more to my home with a gift card ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Erin says:

    These would be perfect for my baby’s room!

  3. Richard says:

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

  4. Winnie says:

    What a great contest!

  5. Natalie W says:

    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. Alex says:

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

  7. Natalie says:

    My walls desperately need you!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    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. Teresa says:

    Cool prize.

  10. Deborah Smart says:

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

  11. what a fantastic contest giveaway!!!

  12. Rachel says:

    Cool decals!

  13. Dilara says:

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

  14. catriona says:

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

  15. Candice says:

    Inspiring walls !

  16. Jenn says:

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

  17. Katie says:

    Love this ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Abigail says:

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

  19. Jeanie says:

    This is super neat!!

  20. Gladys says:

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

  21. Mariane Salvail says:

    I want the house rules for my new house!!

  22. Shell Madsen says:

    I LOVE urban walls stuff!!!

  23. Deidre says:

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

  24. Grace says:

    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.

  25. Tina Wong says:

    I can’t wait to put these decals up on my wall in my house and office! What a great invention! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Kelly says:

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

  27. Natalie says:

    Oooh! Pick me, pick me! (please)

  28. Brenda says:

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

  29. Grace M says:

    the designs look amazinggg!

  30. Andrew says:

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

  31. Mike says:

    My apartment could use a colourful pick me up.

  32. wendy says:

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

  33. Hayley says:

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

  34. Marianne says:

    Creative home decorating decor!

  35. Julia says:

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

  36. Robyn says:

    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!

  37. Tracy says:

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

  38. Vince says:

    My daughters would love some of these!

  39. Caitlin says:

    Love it!

  40. Jan says:

    thx for the introduction to Urban Walls

  41. Tammy Piche says:

    I love her decals!!

  42. Teresa says:

    Decorating 911!

  43. Elaine R says:

    Wall decals are a great way to decorate your home!

  44. Kris says:

    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!

  45. ann says:

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

  46. ping says:

    i need help!

  47. Cathy says:

    I have been considering getting wall decals for a while now, I just haven’t been able to decide which to go with ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Deyanira C says:

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

  49. Jaime says:

    I’ve wanted to try these for awhile now!

  50. Alison says:

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

  51. Mila says:

    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!

  52. Alicia says:

    would love this! Love her site

  53. Shauna says:

    I would love to win!

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

  55. Anne says:

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

  56. Tracy says:

    i need new ones, mine are falling off!

  57. Thea says:

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

  58. Renfrew says:

    So, so cool and much easier than painting.

  59. Cathy G. says:

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

  60. Jen says:

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

  61. Christina says:

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

  62. Joanne says:

    I love these! I would defintely love to have some on my walls ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Patricia says:

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

  64. Jodi says:

    this is such a great idea!

  65. Ellen says:

    Almost as difficult as using wallpaper?

  66. Linda says:

    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.

  67. Lindsey Straily says:

    I would love to win!

  68. Pavel says:

    Had an idea of making one in the bedroom ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. Christine says:

    This would be great for my sons room!

  70. Pearl says:

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

  71. luc says:

    I’d like to experiment with decals.

  72. parker says:

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

  73. Ruby says:

    I would love to win this ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. Jessica R.F says:

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

  75. tania says:

    My son would like BATMAN!

  76. rino says:

    Tha would look cool on our walls!

  77. Eileen says:

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

  78. Jennifer says:

    Super unique!

  79. Christine says:

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

  80. Sanaz says:

    I love anything related to Interior Design show is fun

  81. cheryl b says:

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

  82. Raia says:

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

  83. Rich says:

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

  84. Mary says:

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

  85. Hayley says:

    I would love my room to look that amazing.

  86. J says:

    these are great if you’re a renter!

  87. Anne says:

    Lots of chances to be creative using these!

  88. Ceci says:

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

  89. Jacky says:

    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!!!

  90. Kim says:

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

  91. Megan says:

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

  92. Joan says:

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

  93. lori says:

    Products look terrific!

  94. Michelle W. says:

    Moving this weekend! What a great idea!

  95. Janet says:

    these decals are lovely!

  96. Julia -Marie says:

    I LOVE decals!

  97. rachel says:

    the decals are pretty !

  98. Maggie says:

    Love it, what great ideas!

  99. Erica says:

    Moving soon! This would be wonderful!

  100. Vincent says:

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

  101. Cyndi says:

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

  102. zanna says:

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

  103. Riz says:

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

  104. Bernadette says:

    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!

  105. Kristina says:

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

  106. I would love some nice geometric shapes on my wall.

  107. sher b says:

    hockey decals for a hockey house! too perfect

  108. shauna says:

    Those are fun. Perfect for my reno plans!

  109. Michelle says:

    Urban Walls ๐Ÿ™‚

  110. Cory says:

    Urban Walls ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Douglas says:

    Would look great in our new place!

  112. Chris says:

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

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

  114. Mark says:

    Love the designs!

  115. nam says:

    omg!! I love Urban Walls!!!!!!!! I am moving soon!! I really need this!! ๐Ÿ™

  116. Sarah says:

    love the inspirational quotes! just pinned this!

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