Fall Home Show returns to Lansdowne Park

Events & Entertainment • Posted by OttawaStart Staff on September 16, 2004

For three days this September, Lansdowne Park will be hopping with hordes of design, decoration and renovation renegades, as the much anticipated “Design for Living” themed Ottawa Fall Home Show plans its return for the 22nd year. With expanded programming, unprecedented discounts, new merchants and yes…even a Hollywood design guru on the agenda, the 2004 Ottawa Fall Home Show is predicted to be one of the most well attended to date.

“The Ottawa Home Show has become known as the region’s premiere event of its kind,” said Chantale Boisvert, show manager. “Our big challenge is making each show better than the year before. We’re confident that adding IKEA and Trading Spaces design celebrity, Vern Yip, to this year’s lineup, has elevated the show to a whole new level.”

Vern Yip, the star of NBC’s new reality show Home Intervention and a household name among devoted Trading Spaces viewers, will show homeowners how to add his trademark style of modern minimalism to their homes and offices during his expert seminars. On Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11, Ottawa Fall Home Show guests will be treated to Yip’s insight on some of 2005’s hottest design trends.

The kitchen experts at IKEA will help “kitchen-confused” visitors break up with their old kitchens if they’ve been flirting with new prospects, or modify those that can be salvaged with a little bit of fine tuning and TLC. Local design talent will also be showcased with seminars from Melanie Martin, Jennifer Carpenter, Sherri Macki and Jennifer Kelly. Whatever seminars or workshops visitors decide to take in, they can be assured that every tidbit and tip has been developed with a real-world “Design for Living” theme in mind. 

The aim of this year’s “Design for Living” Ottawa Fall Home Show is to provide attendees with access to over 200 merchants that understand the way they live, as well as an impressive roster of experts who are all committed to helping visitors incorporate realistic colour, creativity and change into their homes.

For design and decorating devotees that are planning on bringing little visitors along for the day, The Children’s Wish Foundation “Enchanted Tree House” project will give kids a shot at designing their very own “magic wishes” tiles that will be used to create the floor of the enormous tree house. This larger than life house of wishes will be raffled off at the end of the show to one lucky family, with all proceeds going to The Children’s Wish Foundation.

Whether you have a penchant for paint, a love for lines or are crazy for colour, this year’s 2004 Ottawa Fall Home Show is guaranteed to make a lasting impression on at least one room in your home!

About the Ottawa Fall Home Show

The Ottawa Fall Home Show, which takes place at the Lansdowne Park between September 17 and 19, is the largest and best attended Fall Home Show in the region. This event is an innovative marketplace that embraces all aspects of design to suit any life style. Homeowners are invited to browse, buy, try, and learn from Ottawa’s top retailers and style makers and receive professional expert advice and creative techniques to start their own projects. Each year, the show hosts more than 200 merchants who share their knowledge with more than 25,000 visitors.


For more information, please contact:

Marie-France Poirier
Thornley Fallis Communications
613-231-3355 x221
613-851-2032 cell

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