Edmonton Fall Home Show: Find inspiration for all your home projects

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What better way to spend the shorter days and longer nights of fall than planning your next big home improvement project.

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The 2022 Edmonton Fall Home Show, taking place October 14-16 at the Edmonton Expo Centre, is the place to find inspiration and ideas for all things home. Nearly 200 exhibitors will be in attendance, along with special features such as Design Decisions presented by House of J Interior Design, Home on the Hill with Maetche Construction and Forest Trek Woodwork, The Greener Side with DYP Refillery, and shopping at Make It! Pop Up Market with over 30 local artisans and artisans.

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Jennifer Woch, owner of House of J (@houseofjinteriors) will help visitors navigate the overwhelming number of decorating trends. Through a selection of “pieces” created by Woch at the Design Decisions exhibit, visitors will explore popular trends, from maximalism to farmhouse modern and mid-century modern, to find out what the aesthetic speaks to them.

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Mainstage presentations include HGTV Canada’s Sebastian Clovis, host of Save My Reno, Tackle My Reno and co-host of the ensemble series Home to Win and Family Home Overhaul. He will talk about his new series, Gut Job. Designer and TV personality Tiffany Pratt, known in home improvement circles as the queen of color, will also share a sneak peek from the main stage.

Alberta-based professional organizer Megan Golightly (@gosimplified) will make her first appearance at the Fall Home show, which specializes in dealing with clutter.

« We are thrilled to have Megan Golightly join us on the main stage of Sleep Country and as the concept designer for a feature film called The Simple Life, » said show director Kristy Cairns. “We’ve all seen TikToks and shows like The Home Edit. The home organization is bigger than ever, and I think people will be very intrigued. Each owner can take something from what they have to say and apply it.

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Golightly launched her home organizing business in 2008, applying her knowledge of psychology and neuroscience to help her clients get to the bottom of their clutter.

“There is a real psychology behind the clutter. There is a cost to clutter – it robs us because often we unconsciously tell ourselves a story that isn’t very kind to ourselves every time we watch it. It eats away at our minds. It’s hard to deal with it when you’re not aware of the mechanisms behind it,” she says.

Before running to the store for bins, baskets and organizational gadgets, she encourages people to talk about how the clutter got together in the first place. Often, everyday items lying around on counters or tables are there because everything people really have to deal with is taking up space in cupboards.

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“These are things from past lives, things handed down or gifted by grandparents or marriages. We can’t process today until we process yesterday, and who wants to do that when today is more fun,” she says.

People are stuck because of the story they tell each other about each article. They might need it one day or it would be a waste to throw away something they spent $1,000 on.

“There is the bad buy scenario. We cling to something because we don’t want to face the shame of that purchase. We can become addicted to stories of guilt, shame and fear,” she says.

There are three questions she walks clients through – questions that reveal what they’re trying to avoid. Questions usually work like a charm and help people release things that are holding them back. All three questions will be revealed during his presentations on the main stage.

« Asking questions gives people the opportunity to change their perspective, and they’ll never see clutter the same way again, » Golightly says.


WHAT: 2022 Edmonton Fall Home Show

WHEN: From Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October

WHERE: Edmonton Expo Center, 7515 118th Ave. NW

HOURS: Oct. 14 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

TICKETS: $12 full day/$8 half day for ages 13 and up; $10 for those 60 and over; free for children under 12. Save $2 per ticket by purchasing online.

INFORMATION: edmontonfallhomeshow.com

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