ottawa fall home showFrom renovation overhaul to brand-new build, DIY do-over to one-day décor dreams, the Ottawa Fall Home Show is where big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration unite, complete with more than 150 trusted brands and local companies.

It’s where the biggest names in the industry, including HGTV’s Sarah Richardson, join forces with local experts to bring the vision for your dream home to life. And it happens only once a year, for four days: Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, 2016 at the EY Centre.

“With the arrival of the brand new fall season, now is the time to get out and discover the latest and the most cutting-edge home designs and décor concepts,” said Robert Johnstone, Show Manager, Ottawa Fall Home Show. “Fortunately, the Ottawa Fall Home Show is a one-stop shop that promises a wealth of inspiration, brought to you by our brilliant and talented exhibitors and presenters.”

New attractions exclusive to this year’s show include:

The Art Scene by Art X terra

We all know that art can be one of most defining aspects of a home and, at this year’s show, tasteful and awe-inspiring art has never been so easy to find. Tour the Art Scene, a unique new attraction featuring renowned local artists that range in both style andmedia. Bring home a conversation-starter that will surely breathe life into your home décor.

Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: DIY Runway presented by Rust-Oleum in support of Habitat for Humanity and
#StuStrong

Bring Ottawa’s best style off the streets and into your home! The Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: DIY Runway is your chance to bid on hand-crafted, repurposed pieces created by Ottawa’s top style influencers and tastemakers. Ten local fashion bloggers, stylists, designers, and boutique owners will draw inspiration from a favourite item in their own closet to re-purpose a pre-loved home décor piece from ReStore using a curated box of goods from Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada. Imagine: a wall- hanging inspired by those perfectly ripped jeans, or a one-of-a-kind lamp inspired by that amazing sequined skirt worn on New Year’s Eve. DIY Runway is where style meets substance, with 100% of the silent auction proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa Region to help provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live and #StuStrong to benefit those going through cancer in our community.

The Housing Design Awards

The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) is the voice of the building, land development, and professional renovation industry in Ottawa with 350 member companies. Now in its 33rd year, GOHBA’s Housing Design Awards Gala celebrates the industry’s successes in innovation and quality of design and construction. Chosen by a team of professional judges, the finalists will be on display at the Ottawa Fall Home Show, where attendees will also get to vote on their choice for the “Ottawa Citizen’s People’s Choice Award” by visiting the GOHBA & Housing Design Award Booth. Don’t miss your chance to see the incredible craftsmanship of GOHBA’s talented members and to cast your ballot for the next People’s Choice Award winner!

 

Award-winning designer and television personality Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson is an award-winning designer and television personality, known around the world for dramatic transformations that turn ordinary spaces into magazine-worthy rooms with an incredible wow factor. Richardson is the host and co-producer of five HGTV lifestyle series seen in over 100 countries where she shares her practical, endearing and inspiring approach to décor and design with viewers. In addition to Room Service, Design Inc, Sarah’s House (as well as Sarah’s Cottage and Sarah’s Rental Cottage), Sarah 101 and Real Potential, Sarah was featured on HGTV’s Home to Win in 2016 and is currently in production on her newest show. Sarah is considered a creative powerhouse in the design world and juggles the daily running of a high-demand design business, Sarah Richardson Design Inc. based in Toronto. She will be
sharing her top design tips at the Ottawa Fall Home Show on Friday, Sept. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.