Vancouver Home and Design Show

Comments 157 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Home and Design Show brings entertaining, design, and home improvement ideas and innovations together under one roof, at BC Place, October 17th to October 20th, 2013. With an impressive line-up of special guests, celebrities, and experts, you’ll be informed, entertained, and inspired this season.

The Vancouver Home + Design Show presented by Scotiabank is the ultimate authority on all things design, entertaining and home improvement.

With big names like W Network’s Jonathan & Drew Scott, stars of Property Brothers, Jillian Harris & Todd Talbot, hosts of Love It or List It Vancouver, and local favourites A Good Chick to Know, plus more than 325 exhibitors and a host of new and exciting features, there’s expert insight, innovation and inspiration for living well at every turn. Satisfaction guaranteed – or the cost of admission is on us.

The show will run Thursday, October 17, 2013 (4:00pm to 9:00pm); Friday, October 18, 2013 (12:00pm to 9:00pm); Saturday, October 19, 2013 (10:00am to 9:00pm); Sunday, October 20, 2013 (10:00am to 6:00pm).

Tickets are $15 for adults ($12 online), $12 for seniors ($9 online), and children 12 and under are free. Seniors’ tickets are also $5 on Friday before 5:00pm (box office and online).

Vancouver Home and Design Show Contest

To get you pumped up for the upcoming Vancouver Home and Design Show, they have offered up a $100 Urban Barn gift certificate for me to give away to one lucky Miss604 reader, along with three pairs of tickets. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming your ‘must have’ home decor or design piece (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $100 gc for Urban Barn + @VanHomeShows tix from @Miss604

One winner will receive the gift card and tickets, two additional winners will each receive a pair of tickets. I will draw all winner at 12:00pm on Friday, October 4, 2013.

While at the show you can also enter to win a Home Depot gift card when you share a photo on Twitter or Instagram with the tag #FUNFIND and @VanHomeShows. Follow the Vancouver Home and Design Show on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Update The winners are Andrew (gift card + tickets), @leannebakes (tickets), @AlisaSakamoto (tickets)!

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157 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Aaron B.Friday, September 27th, 2013 — 11:13am PDT

    A sleek new couch.

  2. Radhika KFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 11:14am PDT

    A must have is great art pieces

  3. GraceFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 11:18am PDT

    Must-have is comfy L section for when I have guests over!

  4. Arjun RudraFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 11:18am PDT

    A really nice tablelamp

  5. Rajbinder KaurFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 11:32am PDT

    An Accent Rug, they are wonderful for inspiration when picking up other accent decor for our living room!

  6. rjFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 11:44am PDT

    I need new living room chaise!

  7. MeganFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 11:46am PDT

    a comfy yet stylin’ couch, of course.

  8. MargaFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 11:55am PDT

    Beautiful artwork hanging on the walls.

  9. RachelFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 12:02pm PDT

    A nice coffee table

  10. VeronicaFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 12:13pm PDT

    I love paintings and decorative memory jars. Anything that personalizes the home!

  11. NatalieFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 12:57pm PDT

    I need a sideboard for my dining area

  12. TimFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 12:57pm PDT

    Every home needs a nice recliner.

  13. BonsFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 1:10pm PDT

    Comfortable couch with cushions

  14. MaryFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 1:47pm PDT

    I need a new couch for my tv room!

  15. Daniel RossiFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 1:49pm PDT

    A stand out piece for our dining room table like a mosaic vase

  16. DarcyFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 1:58pm PDT

    New couch & loveseat

  17. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:06pm PDT

    Floor lamp…lighting is more important than you think.

  18. ChesterFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:08pm PDT

    Trendy leather couch

  19. IsaacFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:09pm PDT

    Anything mid-century modern.

  20. JamesFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:10pm PDT


  21. RoFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:39pm PDT

    A conversation-starting chandelier.

  22. KayKayFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:45pm PDT

    a shaggy rug

  23. Scott PodwinskiFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:48pm PDT

    Moving into our first house soon, and need to stock up on furniture. Gotta have a unique coffee table. You always use it, so make it a conversation piece!

  24. CarolFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:48pm PDT

    A grouping of pieces of art.

  25. SJFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:49pm PDT

    Modern-style lamp!

  26. ColmFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 2:51pm PDT

    A nice mirror.

  27. leahFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 3:15pm PDT

    wall art

  28. MoFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 3:33pm PDT

    Our must have home décor item are accent rugs

  29. TintinFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 3:50pm PDT

    Nice dining table

  30. EmiliaFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 4:20pm PDT

    I need a conversational end table

  31. JasFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 4:26pm PDT

    Lots of cushions!

  32. Michelle W.Friday, September 27th, 2013 — 4:36pm PDT

    I need bedside tables!

  33. HarjitFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 4:46pm PDT

    A dresser for baby to be’s nursery. Twitter fan@plumerea

  34. Angela griffinFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 5:22pm PDT

    Some nice pictures.

  35. Mike GismondiFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 5:22pm PDT

    A comfy recliner!

  36. HayleyFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 5:23pm PDT

    Some really nice dresses or something for my crafting supply storage.

  37. mariaFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 5:26pm PDT

    Throw pillows

  38. GordFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 6:07pm PDT

    Artwork or photos! 🙂

  39. LucFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 6:11pm PDT

    I need some paintings on the bare walls.

  40. Tina L.Friday, September 27th, 2013 — 6:53pm PDT

    some artwork

  41. janFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 6:59pm PDT

    kitchen table

  42. DebbieFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 7:12pm PDT

    MUST have an outdoor firepit or fireplace!!!

  43. MarkFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 7:55pm PDT

    A must have for me is good quality enlargements of family photos that you have personally taken, and framed

  44. PaulaFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:17pm PDT

    Sectional sofa!

  45. lorFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:23pm PDT

    a beautiful, comfy sofa

  46. DilaraFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:29pm PDT

    A beautiful console table!

  47. RayFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:38pm PDT

    A beautiful dining table.

  48. DebFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:39pm PDT

    Artwork on the wall.

  49. JenniferFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:39pm PDT

    picture frames

  50. katie borrettFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:54pm PDT

    vintage lighting

  51. AmFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:59pm PDT


  52. JeffFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:59pm PDT

    Bar cart.

  53. AmFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 8:59pm PDT

    Must have a nice comfy but stylish couch!

  54. KamFriday, September 27th, 2013 — 9:06pm PDT

    Some nice throw pillows for the sofa!

  55. crystalSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 8:23am PDT

    Anything vintage!

  56. Jenn SSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 9:16am PDT

    Cool lamps to set the mood

  57. JaneSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 9:21am PDT

    An umbrella stand!

  58. LindaSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 9:22am PDT

    a nice wall painting

  59. DenBSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 9:29am PDT


  60. ZlataSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 9:31am PDT

    A beautiful floor rug.

  61. Chere MichelleSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 9:44am PDT

    Must have? Cushions! In color. Can really make it all “pop”

  62. AmandineSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 9:49am PDT

    Wall art

  63. lindawwwwSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 10:44am PDT

    room lighting – lamps etc

  64. yasmin HallSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 11:35am PDT

    I would like to buy a painting for the living room

  65. TracySaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 12:26pm PDT

    A beautiful comfortable sofa

  66. staceySaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 2:12pm PDT

    a beautifully framed mirror!

  67. Tracy K.Saturday, September 28th, 2013 — 3:51pm PDT

    a cozy rug for the living room

  68. Ryan M.Saturday, September 28th, 2013 — 4:00pm PDT

    a wicked floor lamp

  69. KimSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 6:24pm PDT

    Bar stools!

  70. MaryanneSaturday, September 28th, 2013 — 8:09pm PDT

    New lounge chair for living room.

  71. Christina HSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 12:02am PDT

    Artwork – to make a big statement in the home

  72. AlexSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 12:50am PDT

    a l-shape couch!

  73. TanyaSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 1:05am PDT

    Interesting, one-of-a-kind lamps or light fixtures.

  74. SandraSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 8:40am PDT

    Great art pieces!

  75. DanielSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 9:12am PDT

    Storage for the closet

  76. ArielSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 12:13pm PDT

    I have to have candles burning – they just add such a nice mood to the whole place!

  77. MarianneSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 2:03pm PDT

    A haute couture loveseat!

  78. MichelleSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 2:48pm PDT

    A comfy lounge chair with soft cushions!

  79. AudreySunday, September 29th, 2013 — 3:18pm PDT

    A chaise for my master bedroom

  80. Tammy DalleySunday, September 29th, 2013 — 5:29pm PDT

    I love to have beautiful art pieces on my wall!!

  81. lizSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 6:10pm PDT

    A beautiful shoe bench for the hallway.

  82. CocoSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 8:38pm PDT

    Frame collage with family photos 🙂

  83. cindySunday, September 29th, 2013 — 9:38pm PDT

    clean sleek lines and one of a mind modernist furniture

  84. KatieSunday, September 29th, 2013 — 9:42pm PDT

    new couch pillows

  85. rinoMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:40am PDT

    vibrant pillows

  86. taniaMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 10:41am PDT


  87. Sunshine GMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 1:42pm PDT

    The couch – it’s the most used, and one of the largest items.

  88. RobMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 2:19pm PDT

    bathroom tiles

  89. Lucie BMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 2:42pm PDT

    Frames for the artwork that I have that is still not yet hung up.

  90. HallsMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 3:03pm PDT

    My must-have (yet I sooood don’t have any) are awesome, unique and funktastic shelfs! The Urban Barn rocks.

  91. ShelleyMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 3:10pm PDT

    Accent pillows

  92. Bernadette E.Monday, September 30th, 2013 — 3:45pm PDT

    a rug that can be a center piece of conversations…have yet to find such and I’m sure Urban Barn would be the place to find such an item!

  93. ShirleyMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 4:35pm PDT

    Lots of closet space. I like the Ikea ones.

  94. JessicaMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 6:30pm PDT

    dining chairs

  95. Lindsey MMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 9:34pm PDT

    Nice art and good lighting.

  96. Leanne MMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 9:43pm PDT

    Nice artwork and cushions

  97. Leanne MMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 9:43pm PDT

  98. TiffanyMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 9:43pm PDT

    I must always have a leather couch. In fact the l-shaped one I have now is dark brown, butter soft and from Urban Barn!

  99. AnaMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 9:52pm PDT

    gas fireplace for rainy vancouver winters!

  100. JulieMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 11:31pm PDT

    A good art piece

  101. Brittany RocheMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 11:35pm PDT


  102. EvelynMonday, September 30th, 2013 — 11:58pm PDT

    When I moved back to Canada from Europe, I lugged my clear nesting tables with me. They’re so practical to move around and store away. I love it cause it doesn’t add any visual clutter to a room! (I may have walked into them a few times though… Haha)

  103. BryanTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 12:25am PDT

    An amazing area rug

  104. Andy C.Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 3:51am PDT

    Must have a quality repaint

  105. CathieTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 5:58am PDT

    Oh, I want to come even though I live in Calgary. It looks like just the thing I would really enjoy. I’ll try to come over for the weekend.

  106. EileenTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 10:07am PDT

    A piece of art from my travels

  107. valerieTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 10:47am PDT

    My ‘must have’ home decor or design piece: a bidet!

  108. KateTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 10:48am PDT

    art that makes it feel like home to you

  109. StotesTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 11:07am PDT

    A rug to tie the room together.

  110. ErinTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 11:53am PDT

    My must have is a couple of bright, patterned pillows.

  111. SanazTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 1:05pm PDT

    A great accent chair

  112. KathleenTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 1:10pm PDT

    Must have warm industrial furnitures!!! 🙂

  113. CaitlinTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 1:36pm PDT

    Comfy wool blankets!

  114. SharonTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:04pm PDT

    A new couch

  115. Ian YTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:16pm PDT

    a retro red refrigerator!

  116. VivienTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 2:18pm PDT

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  117. shaunaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 3:25pm PDT

    a REAL modern style glass lamp – not cheap crappy lamps.. : {

  118. BlushstopshereTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 4:27pm PDT

    A comfy new couch.

  119. VickyTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 6:50pm PDT

    Anything Teak….love Teak

  120. LindaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 6:55pm PDT

    An clothes stand at the entrance that is makes a statement is important. Sets up the mood for your guests.

  121. GlendaTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 8:48pm PDT

    a comfy arm chair.

  122. AmyTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 9:02pm PDT

    Some funky throw pillows

  123. laurelTuesday, October 1st, 2013 — 9:49pm PDT

    I must have a new lamp for my living room instead of the old mood lamp

  124. VictoriaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:51am PDT

    for the living room, I love having the perfect art work or photo gallery hanging above it!

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  125. InsiWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 9:36am PDT

    The Bradley Leather Chair would be just perfect for the living room.

  126. KathleenWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:17pm PDT

    I fun comfortable couch

  127. EricaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:18pm PDT

    A well made couch!

  128. AlexWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 1:48pm PDT

    a soft rug

  129. KathleenWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 2:12pm PDT

    a good rug!

  130. EstherWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 4:14pm PDT

    a contemporary decorative mirror for the living room!

  131. ValerieWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 4:26pm PDT

    Our must have as of now is our bar cart & Tea Set 🙂

  132. Paul T,Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 4:43pm PDT

    a nice lamp for the living room maybe a clap on

  133. DarwinWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:09pm PDT

    A wide framed mirror in the hallway/entry way.

  134. SherrieWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:16pm PDT

    A nice big, cozy rug, especially for this cold, wet season!

  135. karimWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:28pm PDT

    lazy chair 😀

  136. JessicaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 9:58pm PDT

    A wine cart! To free of some counter space from my mini wine collection:)

  137. SitaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 10:39pm PDT

    An accent chair or small dining set!

  138. JaneThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 3:08am PDT

    Flower arrangement in a pot

  139. Peter KhooThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 8:35am PDT

    A nice Cactus on the window sill

  140. AlisaThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 10:58am PDT

    a fabulous piece of art for my dining room!

  141. WinnieThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 12:12pm PDT

    A nice vase!

  142. Teresa KThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 12:52pm PDT

    A painting

  143. tazimThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 3:22pm PDT

    A must-have when you have hardwood floors—a cozy rug! Perfect for fall/winter.

  144. AretaThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 8:34pm PDT

    A welcome rug!

  145. Ron SThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 9:43pm PDT

    A comfy couch!

  146. MaggieThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 9:45pm PDT

    Accent pillows on the couch.

  147. Ron SThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 9:46pm PDT

    A comfy couch

  148. HeidiThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 9:54pm PDT


  149. Kim PikeFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 12:54am PDT

    a super comfortable lounge chair for the master bedroom

  150. andrewFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 11:17am PDT

    a new couch and coffee table

  151. LeanneFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 11:33am PDT

    My must have is some art and wall decor. Sad, bare walls right now.

  152. jocelyneFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 11:36am PDT

    liquor credenza. obviously.

  153. AlanSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 8:19am PDT

    Pillows would be great.

  154. Elizabeth LawSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 1:32pm PDT

    Must have: Natural wood coffee table!

  155. RileySunday, October 6th, 2013 — 4:35pm PDT

    Lots of decorative pillows.

  156. MiguelSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 10:08pm PDT

    I can stretch that money out quite well.

  157. Anne GuagliardoWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 1:23am PDT

    Photo frames … to have some great family /friends pictures 🙂

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