The fall season is here and that means it’s time for the second annual Edmonton Fall Home Show! It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend for home decor enthusiasts and food lovers alike to learn practical home improvement tips, view innovative demos, listen to entertaining celebrity presentations and enjoy foodie friendly features. This season is all about making the most of what you have and there certainly won’t be a shortage of inspiration for you to bring your decor dreams to life!
We are thrilled to welcome some of the new names to our Main Stage - Love It or List It Vancouver’s Todd Talbot and Beverly Hills designer, Christopher Grubb. You can count on their fresh perspective to enlighten your next home improvement project while directing you to make smart investment choices too. DIY aficionado, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault joins us again with her quirky style and frugalista design advice, perfect for the everyday homeowner!
With more than 200 trusted brands and local companies, our show floor will spark the inspiration for your big decor ideas and help you gain trusted advice to follow through with them. Dive in, tastebuds first, and get comfortable at our Food Stage featuring some of Edmonton’s most popular restaurants and culinary connoisseurs, such as Pampa’s, Chef Nelvin Reyes and Chef Levi Biddlecombe, of Attila the Hungry.
The Edmonton Fall Home Show provides you with the tools to design the space of your dreams and become a pro in all things decor, design, food and DIY, all under one roof.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Terri Higgins, Group Manager and Alison Farrell, Operations Manager
Meet the Experts
Todd Talbot, Real Estate Expert, Co-Host, Love it or List it Vancouver, W Network
In Love It or List It Vancouver, co-host Todd Talbot is best known for his real estate savvy, keen sense of style, and quick wit. A native of Vancouver, BC, this is Todd’s latest venture in a long and diversified journey that has brought together his passion for real estate, investing, renovations, and design as well as film, television, and live theatre performance. A real estate entrepreneur at a young age, Todd has owned and renovated multiple properties. He has also created and operated several real estate companies in marketing, design, and staging and has worked with many clients to buy and sell homes.
Christopher Grubb, Interior designer and President of Beverly Hills, California based Arch-Interiors Design Group Inc.
For over twenty years, Christopher Grubb has remained enthusiastically driven and passionate about applying his diverse design styles to his clients’ individual needs and unique set of challenges. His design firm, Beverly Hills-based Arch-Interiors Design Group, Inc., is internationally recognized for its creative and unique work on residential, commercial, retail and hospitality projects, as well as high-end medical design. While some designers apply their signature look to every project, Christopher employs his intuitive design method, which involves first learning about his client's’ individuality to create a one-of-a-kind environment that captures the essence of the distinctive style surrounding their business or personal life.
Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, DIY and Lifestyle Expert
As a colour & design aficionado, lifestyle expert, and DIY doyenne, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has spent years crafting a unique philosophy for design that fuses ingenuity, whimsy, and quality workmanship – all on a “frugalista” budget. She believes that we shouldn’t take our spaces too seriously, and that great design is not about how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline. With a passion to educate and inspire, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity she gets to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF”.
Daniel Huber, Chef
With over 22 years of cooking experience under his belt, Chef Daniel Huber is a one of a kind culinary talent. His focus is on bold flavors, deconstructed dishes and the true fun and joy of cooking. A NAIT alumni Chef, he is currently taking steps towards furthering new food initiatives in the Edmonton area, both through store fronts and by spreading his knowledge firsthand with up and coming local Chefs. Monthly pop ups, coupled with unique one of a kind events are now his focus as he works on sharing his love for New Orleans and southern food culture with fans of food and celebration.
Ayumi Yuda, Owner, Ikki Izakaya
As the owner of Ikki Izakaya, an authentic Japanese bar in downtown Edmonton, Ayumi Yuda is passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating. Yuda speaks three languages, has a university degree in International Business, a cosmetology license, and she runs a notary and translation business from her home. She spends the majority of her time at the restaurant, attempting to bring a taste of her home country to Edmonton, one glass of saki at a time. Kampai! (Cheers!)
The Urban Barn Main Stage
Look no further than the Urban Barn Main Stage for exciting presentations with practical and innovative information you can use. Prepare to be inspired by experts such as W Network’s Todd Talbot, co-host of Love it or List it Vancouver, Christopher Grubb, a well known Beverly Hills Interior Designer with his own furnishings line, and Leigh Ann Allaire Perrault a Cityline contributor and other top authorities who share their tried-and-true advice for every home improvement or design project.
The Food Stage
Foodies take note! It’s time to celebrate what’s cooking in your kitchen at the Food Stage! Bring your recipe cards and settle into our eclectic dining room where you’ll be plunged taste buds-first into all things culinary. The intimate restaurant-like setting delivers lip-smacking presentations from Alberta’s leading culinary experts, where audience members can learn to prepare mouth-watering recipes featuring local products, and sample tasty treats. Bon Appetite!
Ultimate Upcycle Challenge : DIY Runway
Ruffles? Coloured faux fur? Super shine? Shades of Tan? Get a front row seat at our DIY Runway where fall fashion and furniture collide in support of Habitat for Humanity! Eight of Edmonton’s finest artisans, bloggers, media influencers and designers have been tasked with turning drab furniture into fab upcycled masterpieces. Drawing inspiration from this year’s fall fashion trends from Southgate Centre, the challengers turned pre-loved pieces from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore into fashion-forward furnishings. Bid on your favorite item at our silent auction (100% of the proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Edmonton) and rest easy knowing you’ve made a difference by going green and giving back.
There is a lot that you can do with a 8'x8' space - don’t believe us? Then check out Vignettes - a showcase that intersects high end design and community! 10 teams compiled of local designers, contractors, craftsmen and artists worked together to create these original spaces that display their talents in new and unique ways. The finished spaces were opened to the public for 3 days in September, and Edmontonians selected their top 3 favorites to be brought here to the Edmonton Fall Home Show for you to see. It’s cutting edge design on a small scale!
Living Design with Cory Christopher featuring North Elm
Step into a space that has come alive! Cory Christopher and North Elm have come together to create a boutique, workshop space, and inspirational studio that is radiant and whimsical. Find locally crafted items, fresh blooms, and beautiful displays that will infuse magic into your next decor project. Book your spot for the succulent wall planter workshop and celebrate living design!
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