With home prices climbing at an alarming rate, Buyers are often finding that the only properties they can afford are often in need of a little - or a lot - of TLC. Did you know that spending on home renovations reached $68 Billion last year? Incredible!
So you can bet that hordes of Western Canadians will be turning off HGTV and flocking to IDS West instead, hungry for the new products, designs trends, and services that will be showcased by industry professionals, architects, and designers. In fact, according to data released by IDS West, 45% of last year's 35,000+ attendees were planning to renovate at least one room in their home in the six months following the show.
Photos courtesy of idswest.com
Design enthusiasts can expect an increased exhibitor base, more exciting special features, a broader speaker program, and an ever expanding compliment of design experiences. Just a few of this year's specially highlighted exhibits include: Kabuni Dinner by Design produced by The Social Concierge, Fire Kitchen by Caesarstone and Tom Dixon (who is also a keynote speaker!), Prototype (a juried platform featuring products not currently in production, addressing new ideas for the residential market), and Dutch Exchange: Eindhoven, which is three-dimensional dining installation that awes, inspires and delights!
Here's Tom's Ice Kitchen, which preceded the Fire Kitchen:
Image courtesy of caesarstone.ca
And here is last year's Dinner By Design:
Want to attend the party on Opening Night presented by Inform Interiors and Intracorp? The event will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place) and tickets are $35 in advance online and $40 at the door. But remember: this party is 19+, as the wine will be flowing! After all, the central hub of IDS West is the Central Bar, a creative space designed by Kalu Interiors; grab a friend, a drink, and journey Down the Rabbit Hole.
If you're in the Greater Vancouver area - or, heck, even within driving distance - don't miss out. This event is ALWAYS exciting and inspiring!
You can find schedules, directions, lists of exhibitors and more at the Interior Design Show West website.
Vancouver Convention Centre West – Exhibit Halls B2, B3 & C
1055 Canada Place,
~ Posted by Steven Fudge, the purveyor of houseporn.ca and proprietor of urbaneer.com, a division of Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage.