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Fall About You: Sebastien Introduces The Latest Collection

August 18, 2016. Hot Stuff


Posted by Sebastien

My inspiration for Fall comes from personal experiences and memories, combined with the latest trends on the runway. As the days slowly grow shorter and we wind down our social calendars, it’s easy to feel melancholic at the end of Summer. However, despite how much I love the fresh Summer palette, the Fall season is greatly anticipated every year here at Urban Barn. There is something exciting about this crisp change of season, as the air gets cooler and we pull out a beloved wardrobe of knits, leather jackets and knotty textures. It reminds us of our youth, and the thrill of starting anew.


Our first collection, Urban Lodge, speaks to our favourite classic Autumn trends. We’ve taken a classic Canadian getaway, the genuine mountain lodge, and added an industrial edge for the modern space. Here we see wool textures, gorgeous leather, distressed finishes, and masculine shapes.


Next, we have created a unique twist on a typical Fall colour palette. With an emphasis on textures used to create depth, Under the Sea brings a bold and saturated palette to the season. This colour story is an unconventional take on the traditional styles of the season.


We decided to play with retro inspiration from our Mid-Century modern furniture and create a colour story set in the swinging 60s and groovy 70s. With funky tweeds, stripes, and shag, this vintage colour story is a collection to chill out and enjoy.


Our next collection, Elements, is a play on contrast and complements. Burnt saffron contrasts with cool sea foam and icy silvers, resulting in a sophisticated modern take on the classic foliage tones for Fall.


Finally, our most dramatic collection, Mulberry Twilight, brings out all the rich, royal hues and glam textures inspired by the Fall runway. The accents feature raised patterns, French modern shapes, and dark, moody hues.

Introducing: Outside the Box Artist SpudBomb

August 19, 2016. Posted by Natalie.

Meet SpudBomb. For the past sixteen years he has been a fixture in the Toronto urban and underground art scene. He’s an accomplished and well-rounded artist capable of working with all types of mediums and images and specializes in working collaboratively with other artists. He also loves the thrill of finding unconventional spaces to showcase […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Second wave of Toronto artists installing street art this week

August 17, 2016. Posted by Natalie.

If you have been following along with us this summer, you are probably familiar with our Outside the Box partnership with the City of Toronto. This week marks the second wave of street art installations, and we are excited to introduce you to our new group of talented artists. Jeff Blackburn – Parliament St. and […]

Introducing Outside the Box artist: Yi Zhang

July 28, 2016. Posted by Natalie.

Yi Zhang is a Toronto based artist, currently studying architecture at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture. Winner of the Shelley Peterson Art Exhibition award, and co-founder of a non-profit student group Toronto Electric Skateboard, Yi strives to push above and beyond architecture and art. Engaged in architectural design, sculpture and installations, he works with diverse […]

Featured home: Modern Rustic in fort mcmurray

July 22, 2016. Posted by Natalie.

This month, our #MyUrbanBarn winner Cindy revealed that she had recently redecorated her home in Fort McMurray. We love her design style, so we asked her to snap a few more pics to share some inspiration with our readers. “My whole style is Modern Rustic. I love using reclaimed wood – almost every wood piece I choose […]

Introducing: Outside the Box Artist Pam Lostracco

July 21, 2016. Posted by Natalie.

Meet the lovely Pam Lostracco. She is recognized as an award-winning graphic designer and talented traditional artist. Pam graduated from OCAD and has worked for several Toronto design studios. Pam’s passion lies in painting beautiful and enriching murals. She has designed custom wall murals for children’s rooms, converted buildings and boutique shops. Her work can […]

Introducing our Outside the Box artists: Jen Bulthuis

July 14, 2016. Posted by Natalie.

Last month, four of the ten artists commissioned on behalf of the Outside the Box program completed their traffic signal box installations. Each week we will be introducing you to these talented individuals. First up, meet Jen Bulthuis, she is a Toronto-based artist who finds inspiration everywhere. In addition to her original illustrations, Jen also […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: UB Partners with Local Artists to Beautify Toronto Streetscape

July 12, 2016. Posted by Natalie.

At Urban Barn we strongly believe in supporting the community and encouraging creativity. For instance, with the help of our loyal and valued customers last year, our Blanket the Country in Warmth initiative provided 13,000 blankets to those in need. This year, we are furthering our commitment to the community by partnering with local artists […]

Modern rustic inspiration from Fort McMurray – our #MyUrbanBarn winner for June.

July 7, 2016. Posted by Natalie.

Congratulations to Cindy (@mscinlee) from Fort McMurray with her stunning #MyUrbanBarn submission! We followed up with her to get some insight into this peaceful and cozy living space. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your space. I currently live in Fort McMurray, married and a mother of one  almost teenage boy.  We just bought our […]

Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2016. Posted by Natalie.

  As a proudly Vancouver-based company with stores across Canada, we can’t help but show off our Canuck pride every now and again. Much of our Buyers inspiration for décor pieces stems from the outdoors, from natural wood textures to airy white fabric. In honour of Canada Day, here are some of our favourite products that celebrate […]