Urban Barn's Next Top Designer Winner Penelope Sloan


We are excited to announce the winner of the Urban Barn Next Top Designer Contest, local designer and creative female entrepreneur, Penelope Sloan!

Urban Barn recently had a design competition featuring 3 local interior designer finalists at the Home And Design Show. Each designer was given a 10×20 space and a $5,000 budget to select furniture and decor items from Urban Barn to show visitors what could be accomplished in their own home with a 5k budget. Show goers got to vote on their favourite room, and the winner, Penelope Sloan, won with over 700 votes!


Penelope wowed the crowd with selection of juicy citrus colours, a hand painted mural (in collaboration with artist nick Gregson) and clever use of reclaimed fence wood that she turned into a faux fire place mantel. Her goal was to create a warm and cozy atmosphere, that was happy and inviting.

“I was assigned citrus and rural retreat as my colour and design theme, so I wanted to create a space that was cabinesque, but also chic, contemporary and most importantly, made people feel good! I wanted to showcase all my skills, since I am an interior and graphic designer and artist who loves to be hands on and break out the powertools! I also wanted to show people they don’t necessarily need to own a cottage to experience an escape from the city, they just need a little imagination and the right home decor!”


To find out more about Penelope and her design company, visit her website PenelopeSloan.com – she also has some specials on consultations for the month of November to take advantage of if you need a creative professional to help turn your house into a happy home, or to get it sold quickly with her home staging skills.

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