Each month, we go through Instagram looking through all of your beautiful photos with the #MyUrbanBarn tag, looking for someone to feature on our blog (and to send a $150 UB gift card). This month’s winner is Stephanie, aka Farmhouse.Chicita on Instagram.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your space.
I am a mom of two very active boys and a graphic designer/photographer. My husband and I built our custom home almost 12 years ago in the outskirts of Montreal in what at the time was a small rural town. It was a huge change from living in the high-paced environment of downtown Montreal. We traded in busy streets and trendy restaurants for a slower pace of life where we can be jogging and cross paths with a deer or when looking outside you can see beautiful horses and their riders on a casual stroll. Our lives tend to be hectic at times so it was important for my husband and I to have a relaxing space for us all to come home to. A home where our family and friends could gather and one that we look forward to being in. We decided after 11 years it was time for a big refresh and so this past August we began the process of our first-floor renovation where walls came down and a new open concept came to life. The room that is featured is our living room and other than our kitchen the space where our family spends most of the time in.
How would you describe your decorating style?
We love a very organic style. By that I mean natural materials. When we built our home it was based on a timeless craftsman style and with our newly updated first floor, we went more with of eclectic blend of craftsman, farmhouse and modern — I guess we could not make up our minds!
Tell us about your favorite Urban Barn piece and why you love it.
I can honestly tell you I do not have just one. If you walk into our home, I am pretty sure that there is at least one Urban Barn piece in every room. But If I am going to choose just one, I would have to say it is my Silverfox faux fur bed comforter for the winter. Absolute bliss!
Which pieces were featured in your winning image?
- Churchill Console Table in Carob
- Churchill Storage Coffee Table in Carob
- Hugo Rug in Natural/Cream
- Coleman Armchair in Silas Greystone
- Maliah Vases in Antique White
- Vanna Vases in Milk/Natural
- Margo Candle Holders in Pewter
- Alanis Tray Large Aged Bronze
- Amador Macrame Toss 12×22
- Family Shelf Decor Natural
Which Urban Barn location is your favourite to shop at and why?
Our favourite Urban Barn location is Vaudreuil, Québec. The incredible team there was so helpful and kind during our renovation (we were at the store a lot!). Mindy played a huge part in putting our rooms together (we had a living room, dining room and kitchen to furnish) as well as Donna, Marie-Noel, Tess , Danielle and the rest of the amazing team! Every single member of the Vaudreuil crew was helpful , knowledgeable and more importantly patient with us. Renovations can be very draining and taxing but coming into Urban Barn to place an order or just see what new arrivals came in felt like a mini vacation from the chaos. I attended a workshop in the fall that I found to be very helpful when it came time to put everything together and I could always count on the Vaudreuil team to give me decorating advice and be honest throughout the process.
#MyUrbanBarn Contest: Post a picture of your favourite Urban Barn products in your home to INSTAGRAM using the hashtag #MyUrbanBarn for your chance to win a $150 Urban Barn gift card! A new winner is chosen each month!