Sarah Richardson is an award-winning designer and television personality, known around the world for dramatic transformations that turn ordinary spaces into magazine-worthy rooms with an incredible wow factor. Sarah is the host and co-producer of eight HGTV lifestyle series seen in over 100 countries where she shares her practical, endearing and inspiring approach to décor and design with viewers. Her newest show premiers fall 2017.
In addition to being a past contributor and columnist for The Globe and Mail and Chatelaine, Canada’s most read women’s magazine, Sarah was Home Design Director and décor columnist for Good Housekeeping Magazine.
Sarah has a growing line of signature products including custom furniture and 2 fabric lines for Kravet Inc. She is also a bestselling author. “Sarah Style” and “At Home Sarah Style” were both on The Globe and Mail bestseller list for over 4 months. Most recently Sarah was at the top of House & Home Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Issue’s “Designer A-List” which she considers to be a true honor.
Sarah is considered a creative powerhouse in the design world and juggles the daily running of a high-demand design business, Sarah Richardson Design Inc. based in Toronto with clients throughout Canada, US and UK. www.sarahrichardsondesign.com
Instagram: sarahrichardsondesign | Twitter: @SarahR_Design
Catch her on the Urban Barn Main Stage:
Fri, Oct 27 at 7 pm & Sat, Oct 28 at 1 pm
KORTNEY AND DAVE WILSON
What began as two separate musical careers has become a lifelong partnership for Kortney and Dave Wilson. After a solid run as a country music duo, they traded in their microphones for tool belts and began flipping houses while raising their three children.
With over 60 homes flipped to date, Kortney and Dave have become one of Nashville’s premiere house flipping forces, renowned as much for their acute knowledge of the local real estate market as for their artistic design in transforming run-down disasters into stunning one-of-a-kind family homes.
In their hit Television Series Masters of Flip, Kortney and Dave Wilson breathe new life into old, rundown Nashville homes. Each one-hour episode opens with Kortney and Dave house-hunting for properties that have seen better days and gambling on which one to flip to make the most profit. With limited timelines and even tighter budgets, these Masters of Flip take on the challenge of transforming each real estate disaster into a stunning family dream home.
What follows is an exciting journey through the mess and stress of renovation, the magic of transformation and the anticipation of enormous profits. The rollercoaster of buying, renovating and staging each house all hinges on that final sale; will their gamble garner maximum profits every time? While the US housing market is clearly on the rise, nowhere is that growth more evident than in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The hometown of country music is experiencing a dramatic resurgence in both new home starts and renovations and house flipping masters Kortney and Dave Wilson are leading the charge. www.hgtv.com/mastersofflip
Instagram: MastersofFlip | Twitter: @mastersofflip
See them on the Urban Barn Main Stage:
Fri, Oct. 27 at 6 pm & Sat, Oct. 28 at 3 pm
Her trademark hair and big energy make Tiffany Pratt
unforgettable. But her hands-on approach to design, and the care she has for her clients, make her irreplaceable. Tiffany fell in love with beautiful things at a young age when she would memorize every page of Vogue magazine. Today, that same appreciation for beauty has carried through into her day-to-day work. She sees exquisite in the unexpected, mixes old with new, merges elegant with livable, and she lives and breathes her truth that “this can be beautiful.” www.tiffanypratt.com
Instagram: TheTiffanyPratt | Twitter: @thetiffanypratt
See her on the Urban Barn Main Stage:
Fri, Oct. 27 at 4 pm | Sat, Oct. 28 at 5 pm | Sun, Oct. 29 at Noon
As a DIY & design expert, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has spent years crafting a unique philosophy for design that fuses ingenuity, whimsy, and quality workmanship – all on a “frugalista” budget. She believes that achieving great style and design isn’t determined by how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be with your budget. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline and a spokesperson for Rust-Oleum Canada. With a passion to educate and inspire, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity she gets to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF”.
Catch her on the Urban Barn Main Stage:
Fri, Oct. 27 at 3 pm & Sat, Oct. 28 at 6 pm
Neil Harding has been with Sleep Country Canada for over 17 years. He is responsible for home shows, training and product knowledge nationally. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the mattress industry and is considered an expert in his field.
Award-winning interior designer, Jamie Banfield has become a creative force in the industry, and recognized for his contemporary West Coast style. Specializing in design for all spaces, with a focus on kitchen and bath, Jamie has the ability to transform and create well-edited spaces that exude both function and beauty. With a passion for textures and sustainable design, he often uses reclaimed materials, offering a unique perspective to his finished rooms. Recently recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as one of the industry’s top 30 Under 30 in North America, Jamie’s work can be seen in private residences throughout Western Canada.
Formally trained in interior design, with a complementary background in manufacturing, construction, and custom millwork, Jamie has an intrinsic understanding of the total design process. From inspiration to final completion, his knowledge, attention to detail, and ability to listen to his clients’ needs, have resulted in aesthetically functional rooms that truly reflect the people who live there.