This can be beautiful

HGTV Canada’s Tiffany Pratt brings energy and design expertise to the Calgary Fall Home Show

Designer, author, maker and HGTV Canada star Tiffany Pratt hits the main stage at the Calgary Fall Home Show this weekend, where she’ll wow audiences with her down-to-earth design savvy, while imparting tips for creating charismatic and colourful design style.

“I’m really going to be talking about transformation,” said Pratt. “Everyone is looking for change – they want to be inspired with colours or experience an update or have something new.”

Pratt will be walking show attendees through the process of creating beautiful spaces using simple DIY design projects and pops of colour. She will also be sharing the story of the year-long journey of design transformation she experienced while renovating her home in Toronto’s waterfront Beaches community.

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Interior Design

Colour your world

Interior design experts set to hit the Home + Garden stage in March

Tiffany Pratt loves colour.

An interior designer, stylist and host of HGTV Canada’s Home to Win and Buy It, Fix It, Sell It, she’s also a self-proclaimed “rainbow hunter” and “rainbow thrower.” Even her vibrantly hued hair, which takes inspiration from the rainbow, attests to her passion for palettes.

It’s no surprise, then, that colour will take centre stage when Pratt makes her debut at this year’s Calgary Home + Garden Show.

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What’s hot for homes in 2017

Local designers offer advice on how to create personal spaces

One could describe Calgary-based interior designer Amanda Hamilton as trend averse.

“Focusing on trends is a sure way to date your home,” she said, pointing to dwellings from the 1980s that show their vintage via their yellow-oak interiors and brass details. “We don’t follow trends. Trends are interesting for people who are into fast design.”

Hamilton added current economic conditions can also further influence trends’ relevance.

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Runway ready

Rebranded Calgary Renovation Show to feature what’s hot for 2017

New Year’s resolutions are almost as inevitable as the New Year itself. And if those resolutions include home renovation projects, then the Calgary Renovation Show is here to help.

Previously known as the Calgary Homexpo, the rebranded show returns to Calgary for its 46th year Jan 13 to 15, 2017, but with a new name, new look and new presenter – Marketplace Events, the group behind the Calgary Home + Design Show and Calgary Home + Garden Show.

“The all-new Calgary Renovation Show focuses on reimagining your current space,” courtesy of some 200 exhibitors related to the latest in home and renovation trends and products, as well as a variety of guest presenters, said show manager Teri Salazar.

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