August 2008 | Issue 32 Cover

August 2008 | Issue 32

Editor’s Message

No matter how old we get, each of us retains a little bit of that child inside. I know I am still a kid at heart, which is why this month’s feature on creating the perfect playful, yet practical space for the younger set—and our shoot with cute-as-a-button cover gal, Scarlett—was the most fun I have had in a while. I thought my job was a challenge. Try keeping a nearly two-year-old entertained long enough to get the perfect shot!

Turns out there’s a science behind picking the right colours for your child’s chambers, and choosing a theme that won’t go out of style before he or she gets out of diapers. But what’s a cool kid’s room without the right products for playtime? Our Focus On freezes a frame on the hottest gear for girls and boys, ready to bring the fun home from a host of the city’s toy retailers.

Those feeling landlocked in our fair prairie province will find some relief with this month’s secondary feature story on creating a backyard oasis, complete with waterfalls and ponds.

As always, our Going Green gal Sonya Procenko has her finger on the pulse of what’s hot on the eco-conscious front, this month with an update about how Alberta's doing its part for the planet through its recycling initiatives.

Aly Velji dispels his monthly helping of useful design advice, this time around with tips for creating a style that’s truly unique, by blending modern and traditional elements.

Style is something this month’s show homes have no shortage of—spanning the city and beyond from southerly Lake Chaparral to Airdrie's Cooper’s Crossing to Symon’s Corner perched high in the northwest. Get your own private tour of impressive addresses by Innovations by Jayman, Beattie and NuVista.

We hope you enjoy this issue of New Home Living, Calgary’s only new home lifestyle magazine.

In This Issue

A river runs through it

A river runs through it

A lot of urban Albertans take to the road to escape the work-a-day hustle and…

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In your corner

In your corner

NuVista Homes’ Sheffield in Symon’s Corner proves once again the secret to building a great…

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No kidding around

No kidding around

Ask people to picture an apple and they will probably come up with a wide…

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The Height of style

The Height of style

Airdrie, located a short jaunt north of Calgary, has come a long way since being…

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