From Vancouver's Modern Home Tour to Western Living's Conversation Series, here's everything you need to keep your Design Week schedule full.
Thursday, September 17th: Western Living Designers of the Year Awards Western Living’s Design Week kicks off with our annual Designers of the Year Awards. This competition celebrates the best new designs in Architecture, Interiors, Furniture, Fashion, Industrial, Landscape and Eco in Western Canada, as judged by an international panel of the World’s foremost designers and architects. (Invite only event). September 18th – 29th Western Living Design Week showcased at Oakridge September 18th – 22nd Visit Oakridge’s West Galleria for unique design displays highlighting current trends for home décor such as, SMEG and Rove Concepts. Like other famous designs, the original and best FAB28 coloured refrigerator is more than just a mere fridge. It dominates its surroundings, just like the sofa or lamp in your living room. Always evocative and eclectic, Smeg 50’s Retro Style products have become recognized as cult objects. Design is about more than just beautiful furniture. It’s about how it influences our lives, shapes our homes, and inspires stories. Rove Concept’s display at Oakridge Mall West Galleria will feature a mix of classic and new Nordic furniture and accessories, intriguing visitors with simple, elegant design. September 23rd – 29th Western Living Design Week “Conversation Series” & Monogram Dinner by Design Tablescape Displays Saturday, September 19th: 3rd Annual Vancouver Modern Home Tour Take a self-guided tour of several of Vancouver’s coolest modern homes at the 3rd Annual Vancouver Modern Home Tour, which will feature five to seven amazing residential works of art, created by some of Vancouver’s best architects and designers. This year’s tour is co-curated by Western Living Editor-in-Chief Anicka Quin. For an up-to-date list of all participating homes and architects, and ticket information, modernhometours.com Sunday, September 20th: White Rock Modern Home Tour The day after the Vancouver Modern Home Tour, head south to White Rock for the first ever White Rock Modern Home Tour. This smaller tour will feature just four to six amazing private residences in the small shoreline community of White Rock. All homes were designed by local architects, and each one is an incredible example of Modern living. For an up-to-date list of all participating homes and architects, and full details on this unique event, please visit modernhometours.com Monogram Dinner by Design brings together internationally celebrated designers and local talent to create three-dimension dining installations that awe, inspire and delight. These extraordinary dining environments – from the lavish and romantic to the outrageous and whimsical – set the stage for two days of fun and fascination. Monogram Dinner by Design Cocktail Art Designers and guests mingle during this dazzling display of amazing tablescapes, while sampling gourmet treats paired with delicious Absolut Elyx cocktails, wine and beer. Special live entertainment, custom cocktail bars as imagined by participating designers and reverie. For more information visit dinnerxdesign.com Monday, September 21st: Monogram Dinner x Design Public Viewing Design enthusiasts have a singular opportunity to come and experience Monogram Dinner by Design, admire the tablescapes, spot their next personal inspiration and enjoy an inspiring atmosphere. dinnerxdesign.com Monogram Dinner x Design Gala Dinner Cocktails and table hopping among these extraordinary tablescapes are followed by an elegant seated VIP dinner with each of the multiple courses perfectly paired by a beautiful wine. Liveliness to follow. dinnerxdesign.com September 23rd – 29th Western Living Design Week “Conversation Series” & “Monogram Dinner by Design” Tablescape Displays at Oakridge In conversation with some of the West’s best designers on design tips, latest trends and other topics featuring, Nicole Sjostedt Stylist for Western Living, Alykhan Velji of Alykhan Velji Designs, Amanda Hamilton of Amanda Hamilton Designs, Megan Baker of The Cross Design, Clinton Cuddington & Piers Cunnington of Measured Architecture and Sarah Gallop of Sarah Gallop Design. Monogram Dinner by Design brings together internationally celebrated designers and local talent to create three-dimension dining installations that awe, inspire and delight. Several of these extraordinary dining environments, from the lavish and romantic to the outrageous and whimsical, will be showcased at Oakridge. Wednesday, September 23rd: Western Living Design Week “Conversation Series” at Oakridge Nicole Sjostedt @ 1:00pm - nicolesjostedt.com Make your home magazine beautiful: Western Living stylist Nicole Sjostedt shares her insider tips for bringing magazine style home. Measured Architecture @ 7:00pm - measured.ca Why work with an architect? The guys at Measured discuss what it means to work with an architect to build your dream home. Pecha Kucha Night Special Edition: Bright Green Future @ the Vogue Theatre The City’s got five years left to meet its goal to become the “greenest city in the world.” Is it on track? This special edition will feature a diversity of speakers to share policy and design solutions that could not only create an environmentally sustainable future, but an economic, social and culturally sustainable future as well. pechakuchanightvancouver.com. Thursday, September 24th: Western Living Design Week “Conversation Series” at Oakridge Alykhan Velji @ 1:00pm - alyveljidesigns.com Fearless Colour:HGTV star Aly Velji shares his insight for working with colour and pattern in your home. M'c kenneth Licon @ 7:00pm - littlefashionisto.com M'c kenneth Licon of LittleFashionisto.com, will share the ins and outs of Fashion blogging Friday, September 25th: Western Living Design Week “Conversation Series” at Oakridge Amanda Hamilton @ 1:00pm - amandahamiltondesign.com How to work with an interior designer: designer Amanda Hamilton shares her insight into budgets, decision-making, and asking the right questions to make your dream home a reality. Alykhan Velji @ 4:00pm - alyveljidesigns.com VIFF Style in Film Opening Night (TBC) Style In Film celebrates fashion and style on the big screen. Vancouverites shed the gortex and get ready to rock the runway with your VIFF Style In Film Passport! (Purchase a Style In Film Access Passport through VIFF) Saturday, September 26th: Western Living Design Week “Conversation Series” at Oakridge Amanda Hamilton @ 1:00pm - amandahamiltondesign.com Megan Baker @ 4:00pm - thecrossinteriordesign.com Bedrooms 101: The Cross Design’s Megan Baker Everything you need to know to make a gorgeous bedroom for everyone in the house. Brilliant! St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation presents Brilliant! a production of fashion and dance in support of mental health and addiction on Saturday, September 26 at 7 pm at the Commodore Ballroom. Brilliant! is a spectacularly produced runway extravaganza, featuring 300 of Vancouver’s most fashion-forward designers, hairstylists, make-up artists, models and dancers, who all volunteer their time and talent to create and perform what has become the most talked about fundraising event on Vancouver’s social calendar. This year’s theme is Fairy Tales, and the show will feature thoroughly modern interpretations of 18 classic fables, including Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Little Red Riding Hood…beware of a wolf in couture clothing! Tickets are selling fast for this historically sold-out event, so don’t miss out. Show your love and support for mental health and addiction medicine programs at St Paul’s: buy tickets / donate at brilliant.helpstpauls.com Sunday, September 27th: Western Living Design Week “Conversation Series” at Oakridge Sarah Gallop @ 1:00pm - sarahgallop.com “Relationships –Surviving a Renovation” from Interior Designer Sarah Gallop Monday, September 28th: Western Living Design Week “Conversation Series” at Oakridge Katie Moss @ 1:00pm The inspiration and concept of a Dinner by Design Tablescape created by Insight design Sarah Gallop @ 4:00pm - sarahgallop.com Tuesday, September 29th: Western Living Design Week “Conversation Series” at Oakridge Jamie Banfield @ 1:00pm “Kitchen Space & Design – How to Expect the Unexpected” from designer Jamie Banfield Wednesday, September 30th: VIFF Style in Film – Homme Less In this film, Mark walks the streets of Manhattan looking like a millionaire, wearing designer suits and expensive leather shoes. He seems to be well off, and works in the prestigious fashion and movie business. He is eloquent, charming and good looking, and obviously has a lot going for him. But while during the day he pursues a ‘normal’ life, late at night he goes to a place where the American Dream has turned into a nightmare. (Date TBD. Purchase a Style In Film Access Passport through VIFF)