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June 2014 | Issue 102

Loving the living room

The living room, now often termed as the great room by builders, has traditionally been the place where the family gathers and where they entertain. Its traditional, formal function as a common area where adults can be in the company of their friends has given way to a more informal gathering place that can be enjoyed by all members of the household. And that concept took an even tighter hold with the advent of the open floor plan.

Our Style writer, David Crosson, focuses on this predominant floor plan that is used in both multi-family and single-family settings. He tells us in his most distinctive style how we can arrange furniture in this situation to make the full use of the space an open concept floor plans offers. Our Shopping writer, Kathy McCormick, gives us an overview on picking your sofas (design, fabric, size) to fit your living room, while our Focus On photo feature by Aaliya Essa presents accent chairs that you can use to complete the look of your room. This concentrated approach is just another way we at New Home Living try to keep our features on point and give our readers a complete picture of what they can do in their home.

Speaking of complete, Jayman MasterBUILT’s Lamont/Converge show home in Auburn Bay is as complete a design as a family home can be. Stylishly urban in looks, yet utterly functional in manner — no wonder the builder has been won the SAM Award multiple times. Sabal Homes and Homes By Us are featured in our revamped show feature spreads — the respective images of their show homes giving readers a taste of the craft and quality they put in their products. We also take a look at the booming northwest community of EvansRidge that is nearing completion only a few years since it was launched.

This issue also shines a light on the outstanding women in Calgary’s home building industry, and our Elizabeth Booth talks to some of the best in Part One of her Women in the Industry feature.

With the spring market booming, you can trust us to bring you the latest on what’s happening in the new home market and how this can affect your lives — from buying one, decorating your home, and enjoying the lifestyle.

Pepper Rodriguez
Editor
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Living in dreamland

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