Celebrating its 25th anniversary this October, The Toronto Fall Home Show is a must-see event with over 300 exhibitors ready to offer up tips and advice on all things home décor. From colour trends to home improvement ideas and renovation solutions, there is something for everyone.
Tina Holmes, the show manager bases the shows’ success on the fact that people can get expert advice, whether they are renovating or simply restyling their home. The exhibitors are always happy to sit down and chat with attendees about their homes, their ideas and offer some valuable insight.
This year, some of these consultations included “What’s Your Design Dilemma?” in which people could bring in photos and colour swatches to get colour advice (something many people were interested in this year). Another was called Destination Renovation, where people brought in their house plans and homeowners could receive free renovation advice.
Another big draw is the main stage, known to feature keynote celebrity speakers, design divas and décor aficionados from the world of design and renovation. The main attractions this year were W networks widely popular Property Brothers and DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault.
All in all the Toronto Fall Home Show is an excellent place for consumers to come, learn, assess their options and discover new design and renovation trends.
Other highlights included:
- The “Design ID” exhibit which showcased 6 different design personas: the first-timer, the baby-boomer, the modern hippy, keeping up with the jones’, modern family and the bachelor. The six spaces were designed to help attendees find their own “design ID” and defined a specific look and style, best suited for their current lifestyle.
- The Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Titled ‘Unhinged,’ the participants (celebrity design experts, emerging style, décor and DIY bloggers) were challenged to source and repurpose 25 doors from Habitat for Humanity, restore and transform them into functional, upcycled items or hand-painted pieces of art.