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Love It or List It Designer Brings Holiday Magic to Vancouver’s West Side

By Ashley Macey Nov 12, 2015

Get ready, Vancouver: Homes for The Holidays is back November 28 and 29. This once-a-year self-guided holiday home tour is taking holiday hosting to a whole new level with five locally designed and furnished West Side homes ready for guests to peruse. This is the 11th year of the event, which raises money for Kids Help Phone – a professional counselling service available 24/7 to kids ages 5-20 across Canada through phone, live chat and web services.

This year, along with gorgeous designs from M Zanatta Homes Ltd., Dexter Dolores Interiors, Accentrix Design and Sublime Interior Design Ltd., Homes for the Holidays is proud to announce that Love It or List It celebrity designer Jillian Harris and her go-to design sources have teamed up to transform Vancouver’s iconic Nyewood House into a seasonal showstopper.

The Nyewood House is something of a cultural landmark on the West Side. The Dutch Colonial house was built in 1923 for Frederic Wood, the longest-serving original staff member at UBC, and wife Beatrice Wood, whose father was the Lieutenant Governor of BC. Although the house underwent a full restoration almost a decade ago, the current homeowners were keen to restore the original aesthetics – the flooring and mantle, among other notes – when they moved in a few years back.

Jillian and her team have completely transformed the already-gorgeous space for the exclusive two-day event. Spotlighting bright whites and shimmering golds, the space feels equally modern and homey. Holiday essentials are everywhere – from a gorgeously decorated silver and gold Christmas tree to stockings on the grand fireplace (and don’t forget about the holiday baking in the kitchen).

Homes for the Holidays runs Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29, from 11am to 4pm. For more information about Homes for the Holidays, Kids Help Phone, or to purchase tickets for the event, please visit has six pairs of tickets for the 2014 Homes for the Holidays Tour to give away to our readers. To enter the competition, all you have to do is go to our stream on Twitter or our Facebook page, find one of our posts about this competition, and retweet (Twitter) or share (Facebook) the post by 5pm on Monday, November 23. All those who do so will be entered into the draw to win the tickets. Do this on both Twitter and Facebook, and we will enter your name into the draw not twice but three times, giving you a great chance of winning!

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