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 TLC Trading Spaces' Carter Oosterhouse, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault plus a slew of Calgary’s very own top designers and experts. 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.
TLC Trading Spaces' Carter Oosterhouse
Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault presented by Rust-Oleum® Consumer Brands Canada
Neil Harding, presented by Sleep Country
Located in Archie Boyce Theatre
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Maximalism designed by Amanda Hamilton Design
More is more. Say goodbye to your bare white walls, 2018 is the year of Maximalism. It’s time to big it up with bold patterns, vivid hues, texture and patterns. Get inspired to embrace the design trend in your own space with an uplifting discovery of Maximalist design from around the globe including trends from Milan, Mumbai, Miami and Tokyo.
Bespoke Bachelor Pads
If your idea of a man cave/bachelor pad is an oversized reclining armchair, a pool table and bar fridge, you’re missing out! Three Calgary designers prove that masculine style in 2018 is fun, warm and welcoming for all with their bespoke bachelor pad creations. From warm & rustic to colourful & eclectic, their design will leave you wanting to create your own cool sanctuary.
Light It Up
Glow on! Illuminate your inspiration with the latest in lighting trends. From modern geometric light fixtures to antique-inspired wall sconces, there’s a little enlightenment for every space.
Scrub-a-dub-dub, it’s a battle of the most beautiful bathrooms! No need to knock, step right into stunning, spa-like sanctuaries featuring the latest trends, from fixtures & faucets to storage & sinks, right down to the soap dish. These brilliant bathrooms will have you dreaming of your next bubble bath in no time!
The Gin Lounge
Cozy up and grab a drink in the luxe comfort of the Gin Lounge. Whether your drink of choice is a classic old-fashioned or a glass of wine, you’ll feel right at home in the designed lounge, with warm, rustic decor and a handcrafted cocktail, along with wines, beers and bites. Sit back with drink in hand and relax — you may even be inspired to stay for another round or two!
Start or add to your personal art collection with a stop at Market. Create an art gallery feel and add that finishing touch to your walls with one-of-a-kind pieces from this curated collection of canvases, sculptures, prints, and photographs by talented local artists.
Food Truck Eatery
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. The Food Truck Eatery brings you Calgary’s best grub to grab and go. Your only challenge will be which one to try first!
Located in Hall A and outside of Hall B
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!