June 2010 | Issue 54 Cover

June 2010 | Issue 54

Editor's Message

The winning feeling

Three of the big winners in this year’s SAM Awards take a bow in this issue. We shine the spotlight on Hopewell Residential Communities’ Mahogany — the winner of the Best New Community prize — where Sabal Homes has just announced the launch of its highly-anticipated laned homes in this southeast community in our cover feature. Grand SAM Builder of Merit awardee Ashton Custom Homes gets a turn as well in one of our rare Builder Profile features. And last but certainly not least, we have Grand SAM Builder of the Year winner Morrison Homes and its latest show home, the Westport in SkyView Ranch, which is one of the best examples of why Morrison has now won the coveted prize nine years in a row.

We spend some time in the bedroom in this issue with a two-fold coverage of the theme. First, Calgary interior designer, Alykhan Velji, offers design tips to spice up the master bedroom, while I try to strike a balance on whether it’s the kids or the parents that gets the final say in designing children’s bedrooms.

We also share some tips and advice on shopping for  dressers, drawing on the experience of a couple of experts to see what you need to know to get your perfect bureau. We are also debuting a new homebuyer lifestyle feature, where we talk to Dale and Galen Plett about their lucky ‘green’ home.

L. Sara Bysterveld also gets in the bed scene with her ‘green’ beddings feature in her Going Green column, and we also take a tour of the show home prizes for the Kinsmen’s Lottery.

The issue isn’t complete without the mention of Calgary’s June happenings in our events calendar, great Father’s Day gift ideas in our Gadgets section, and finally a feast of fruit bowls in Focus On.

What can I say? June is in full bloom.

NEXT MONTH: We take a look at armchairs and design trends for the living room.

In This Issue

Kids rule

Kids rule

Planning a room for children of any age, from toddlers to teenagers, should be great…

Read more about Kids rule

June fever

June fever

This June our thoughts turn to ‘green,’ which can actually mean more than one thing.…

Read more about June fever

Mahogany Lanes

Mahogany Lanes

The laned homes of Mahogany—the phrase alone denotes a certain sense of suburban perfection, and…

Read more about Mahogany Lanes

Morrison Magic

Morrison Magic

Morrison Homes weaves a deadly spell when it comes to industry awards, winning almost everything…

Read more about Morrison Magic


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