Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays

November 24 - 25, 2018
11:00am - 4:00pm

Vancouver, British Columbia

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Event Overview

We are pleased to be hosting the 14th annual Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays seasonal self-guided tour and fundraiser, which has become an annual tradition with attendees coming from near and far.

Continuing to feature homes on the West side of Vancouver, we are very excited to announce that this year the 14th annual Homes for the Holidays will launch the 2018 tour into West Vancouver, highlighting two very stunning new homes.

Six beautiful homes in Vancouver, ranging from contemporary to traditional to modern, will have your festive impulse buzzing when you see what our designers have come up with to help make your holiday season memorable.

Local homeowners, designers, retail stores and countless volunteers generously give their time and talent to make this event a huge success. We would like to thank each and every one of them for their support.

We invite you to come explore the endless décor possibilities for your holiday decorating while supporting kids in our community.

Kids Help Phone is a charity that provides counselling and referrals in both official languages as the only national helpline for young people. Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has offered kids and teens hope and support through its confidential and anonymous service. As an organization that speaks with young people every day, Kids Help Phone works to share their perspectives and improve their emotional health and well-being. Kids Help Phone raises a majority of its revenue through individual, foundations, corporations and community fundraising.



Early bird tickets for the 2018 event are now available on Eventbrite!

Ticket includes entry into the early bird draw, a chance to win a chauffeured limo tour experience for a party of 4, courtesy of Star Limousine. Early bird sales end October 24, 2018 at 11:59PM PST.

Here are a few important details to remember for the tour:

  • Bags will be provided for each individual on the tour to use for footwear.  Please wear shoes/boots that are easy to slip on/off.
  • To ensure the privacy of our homeowner’s, we kindly ask that individuals do not take photos at any time during the tour.
  • The homes are numbered on the ticket but please feel free to visit them in whichever order you prefer.
  • The homes are not Wheelchair accessible.
  • Washrooms within the homes are NOT for public use.  Please plan accordingly.
  • The event is best suited for ages 13 and above.

We look forward to seeing you on this year’s tour!

Kendall Ansell

Kendall Ansell Interiors is an award-winning, full-service interior design firm based in Vancouver BC. Whether it is a large-scale project or simply updating one room, Kendall and her team are dedicated to working closely with clients, creating luxurious spaces that reflect their needs. With an eye for beautiful, practical design and the knowledge of construction, Kendall Ansell Interiors thinks outside the box, and pushes the creative boundaries to deliver transformative spaces. With attention to detail, Kendall Ansell Interiors strives to create designs that clients will love today and years to come.

Kendall Ansell Headshot 


Karin Bohn

One of Vancouver’s rising personalities, Karin Bohn is the founder and creative director behind the award-wining Vancouver-based design firm, House of Bohn. Karin established the interior design firm over 9 years ago, and since has made her mark in many industries including luxury residential, multi-family, restaurants and retail.

With each project, Karin attempts to continuously push the boundaries of typical northern west-coast interior design and since establishing her firm, the interior designer has garnered a number of Georgie Awards, builder awards, as well as press and media attention. Aside from her distinctly modern approach to design, Karin’s work truly reflects a unique, glamorous and playful eclectic aesthetic.

Learn more about Karin and her work at and @karinbohn on social media.

Karin Bohn Headshot 


Kelly Gibson

I suppose in retrospect it must have seemed a little odd to see an eleven year old girl regularly repositioning the living room furniture to “make the room look nicer”. I guess this was the emergence of what was to become my second greatest passion, surpassed only by raising my daughter.

Fast forward twenty-five years to the purchase of our first Vancouver home and my sheer delight at the prospect of “changing everything!” My love affair with fabric and gardening was born. Five years later when my husband and I listed our home for sale and held our first open house, I was overwhelmed at the requests for “the name of the interior decorator”! I missed my calling; Accounting just wasn’t giving me goosebumps!

My passion has grown steadily over the years and through several personal projects, now I am delighted and honoured that it has led me to this opportunity to support the Kids Help Phone. Certainly there can be no greater reward than helping kids whilst doing what you love the most!

Kelly Gibson headshot 


Trish Knight

Since opening my namesake design firm in 2009, I have been creating beautiful, liveable spaces from Vancouver to California, New York and as far away as Singapore. My approachable style is undeniably rooted in a West Coast aesthetic, producing interiors that are both timeless and elegant. I love working collaboratively with my clients to create homes that reflect the values, lifestyle and sensibilities of the people who inhabit them. I draw much of my inspiration from the relationships I develop with my clients and often design multiple homes for generations of the same family.

I am so proud to be a part of  Homes for the Holidays 2018 and helping to raise awareness and money for Kids Help Phone.

Kendal Knight headshot 


Kirsten Price Markulin, BA, CID

Kirsten embarked on her Interior design career after completing the Interior Design Certificate program at BCIT.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia.  This designer, Wife and mom of three discovered her passion for Interior design early on and honed her skills through a sense of home renovations she completed in partnership with her husband.  She launched her own design studio in 2014.

Kirsten cites her love of the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest and respect for the diversity of vultures as the base for her work.  While her projects vary in style and scale, the constant in her aesthetic vision is a devotion to clean lines and warm, refined materials that feel modern while celebrating the past.  Her breadth of education and work experience has contributed to her ability to develop strong client relationships based on trust, respect and confidence.  Skilled at creating beautiful interiors under a variety of budgets, styles and timeframes, Kirsten’s focus always is to craft spaces tailored to individual needs and lifestyles.  Working in collaboration with architects and builders to execute her designs, she takes each project personally and is committed to helping her clients achieve their overall vision.

Kirsten resides in West Vancouver with her husband and three children.

Kirsten Price Markulin Headshot 

Kerri Watson

Kerri Watson is known for her classic use of symmetry, sophisticated colour palettes and respect for the architecture in the spaces she designs.  As a designer and planner, Kerri helps her clients realize their goals to create a living space that they love.

Although Kerri favours an elegant design, her interiors are a talented blend of beauty and liveability.  She believes that some rooms should embrace and welcome you, while others should simply take your breath away!  Living with Vancouver’s stunning views, Kerri works to incorporate a bit of nature into every space.  She has lived in many cities in North and South America and travelled extensively.  Each destination helps to shape and broaden her design aesthetic while strengthening her appreciation for life on the West Coast.

Some of Kerri Watson’s projects have been featured in Western Living Magazine.

Kerri Watson Headshot 

We have proudly hosted Homes for the Holidays for a number of years. Check out our photo gallery to see what our designers have come up with on past tours.

Go to the Photo Gallery


Homes for the Holidays is only one of the many initiatives we coordinate each year. The success of this event depends largely on its volunteers.

If you interested in featuring your home on a future tour or you have a flair for design and would like to volunteer some of your time to assist with decorating, please let us know! We have several other events to choose from as well if you are looking for more ways to support the kids in your community!

For more information please contact:

Kids Help Phone
BC Regional Office
789 West Pender Street, Suite 570
Vancouver, BC V6C 1H2
Phone: (778) 379-5437 ext. 8292
Or call toll free 1-844-849-4551

Homes for the holidays sponsors 



Addon Creative

Aliia Group

Andrew Pike Interiors Inc

Apexmaster Roof Systems Ltd

Banner Carpets

BCIT Interior Design

Bed Bath & Beyond

BELL Media

Benjamin Moore (Pemberton Paint Centre)

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

Buntain Insurance Agencies Ltd

Burroughs Printing

Business in Vancouver

Circle Craft

Colin Griffinson Inc

Crate & Barrel

Dekora Staging Inc

Diane’s Lingerie & Loungewear

Dunbar Life

East India Carpets Ltd

Eminence Organic Skin Care

Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver


Four Seasons Insulation Ltd

Frese N’ Grape Catering

Galloway Botteselle & Co

Global BC

Granville Island Florist

Hambelton Fine Art

Hillary Miles Flowers Inc

HomeStart Foundation

Hunters Garden Centre & Flower Shop

Icon & Co

Junebee Pacific Developments

Image West Screen Graphics


Jamie Banfield Design

Janis Nicolay Photography

Junebee Pacific Developments

KD Air

Kelly Gibson

Kerrisdale Insider

Kerrisdale Lumber

La Terrazza Restaurant

La Scala Home Cinema Integrated Media

Lights Knight Lighting

Marble Art Canada

McCleery & Magee

Meinhardt Fine Foods

M. Zanatta Homes & Designs

NOVAGOLD Resources Inc.

Palla Media

Pedersen’s Event Rentals

Pemberton Paint Center

Project 22 Design


Purdy’s Chocolatier


Real Estate Weekly

Remax Realty Select Properties


RSVP Productions

Select Wines

Sen Western Wholesale Lumber Ltd


Sue & Sarah’s Homes

Scan Designs

Securiguard Services Ltd

Star Limousine

Studio Full Bloom

Tanya Krpan Design

TD Bank Group

The Flower Factory

The Kerrisdale Lumber Co Ltd

The Lighting Warehouse

The Secret Garden Tea Company

Thomas Hobbs Florist


Turf’d Out Synthetic Grass

University Women’s Club of Vancouver

United Floral Inc

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Vancouver Home & Design Show

Vancouver Magazine

Virgin Radio

Western Living Magazine

Westwerk Built-Interiors Inc


Media sponsors