Urban Barn Main Stage
Expert advice for every home! Straight from the industry’s top home + design talent on the Urban Barn Main Stage, get a crash course in creating the ultimate pad from must-see presenters including HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler, Tiffany Pratt and DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, plus a slew of Calgary’s very own top designers. By the end of it all, you’re certain to have everything you need to live and entertain in equal style – design know-how included.
Located in Archie Boyce Theatre
Workshop Series presented by Outside the Shape and Heart & Swirl
Explore your senses and indulge in the creative process with Heart & Swirl's Interactive Art Workshops, and leave feeling refreshed and invigorated. Find a new hobby, uncover a new passion, meet some lovely like-minded people in a variety of exciting workshops, curated by Heart & Swirl and Outside the Shape, all while enjoying complimentary wine tastings and local food samples. From painting to bullet journaling and more, create your very own unique handcrafted home decor alongside Calgary's best artisans.
Dinner by Design
Dine in style! Revel at awe-inspiring tablescapes created by internationally celebrated designers and local talent from the annual Dinner by Design events. Six extraordinary three-dimensional dining installations, from the lavish and romantic to the outrageous and whimsical, will inspire design enthusiasts, foodies and dinner party hosts alike. Savor the opportunity to experience the legendary Dinner By Design, admire the tablescapes and spot your next personal inspiration.
Canadiana Wine Lounge designed by WW Design Studio
O Canada! Cozy up, chow down and cheers at the Canadiana Wine Lounge. Stocked with all-Canadian wines, cheeses and bites and adorned with true north-inspired style by WW Design Studio. Sit back with drink in hand, browse the newest issue of Western Living and relax — you may even be inspired to stay for another round or two!
Splurge VS Steal designed by Wicket Blue Interiors
Not sure when to splurge and when to pinch your pennies when it comes to your home design and décor? Take insider cues from the pros at Wicket Blue Interiors in this budget-savvy feature where form meets function. Walk through this feature for a lesson in economics and become an expert on which items you can save on and which are worth dusting off the credit card for!
Small Space Living designed by Wicket Blue Interiors
Small space, big potential. Discover all the ways you can make a small living space feel luxurious, functional and stylish in this efficiently designed 1,000 sq ft feature. From sleek designs to multi-purpose furniture, you’ll walk away charmed and inspired with tons of design inspo and space-saving ideas.
Wall Street designed by Wicket Blue Interiors
Always wanted to create a Pinterest-worthy feature wall but don’t know where to start? Take a stroll down our very own Wall Street for tips and tricks on how to create a one-of-a-kind feature wall that suits your home. Marvel at eight expertly designed feature walls created by Wicket Blue Interiors that will have you running home to plan your next wall treatment, shelfie and gallery wall layout.
Food Truck Eatery presented by YYC Food Trucks
Don’t forget to bring your appetite. Roll over to the south entrance of the BMO Centre and find your favourite YYC bites on wheels. Presented by YYC Food Trucks, the Food Truck Eatery brings you Calgary’s best grub to grab and go. Chow down on the best driving diners. Your only challenge will be which one to try first!
Located in Hall A and outside of Hall B
DIY Inspirations: One Nightstand
presented by Rust-Oleum
When it comes to your bedside tables, there’s no need for a long-term commitment. Make a statement with One Nightstand! From bright colours to luxurious textures, DIY nightstands are trending. Five of Calgary’s most stylish tastemakers have been challenged to take a basic nightstand from basic to bold, using only Rust-Oleum® paints and stains and a frugal $50 design budget. You’ll have the chance to take their dreamy creations home and make them a part of your bedroom by placing a silent auction bid on your favourite, with 100% of auction proceeds benefitting a local charity.
Get the most out of your visit with a trip to the Help Desk at the Hall B entrance where you’ll get insider tips from staff, there to help you navigate the show and point you in the right direction to tackle all your home improvement tasks. Whether you’re stuck with wall-to-wall carpeting or dreaming of blowing out that wall for an airy open-concept space, you’ll get all the assistance you need — after all, asking for help is the first step to success!