Last Saturday, Heather and I were fortunate to host a 'Social Media Tweet-Up' on behalf of Vesta Properties, at the new community of 'Williamstown' in Airdrie. We shared some chit-chat and omelettes with Calgary's finest Ladies, then spent the morning viewing beautiful show homes. It had been awhile since I purchased my home (2006), so I was a little worried about falling in total love with the layouts and designs of these show homes. And guess what? I did indeed fall in love.
I loved that these 'Williamstown' houses all had huge upper levels! Lots of light, extra sitting areas, or a playroom-- the upper levels of 'Williamstown' are not a hallway with doors.
***I will warn that some of these pictures came from my cell phone, as I gleefully professed my discoveries all over Twitter! Feel free to click on them to see in better detail.***
When I found the above 'bonus room' upstairs in the Trails, I was enamoured with the textured wall. A grass-like wallpaper, I ooh'd and ahh'd - it added the right amount of 'nature' into the room while remaining modern in feel. Little did I know that I would admire many more walls throughout the 'Williamstown' show homes...
I am not much of a wallpaper gal, but I realized I could definitely explore the possibility. I really, really loved the wallpaper in the bedroom HERE (top picture in Merry's post), but did not seem to capture it for myself. Ooh'ing and Aah'ing can make one a bit forgetful in all the excitement! ;)
Then, I found the painted murals by the Pop Design Group:
The best thing about visiting a show home is the ideas provoked. Even if you are not looking to buy a new home and are in reno-mode, a nicely decorated show home can host an array of modern/classic treatments in home decor that you otherwise may not have thought of. The designers at 'Williamstown' were also creative enough to show off some non-traditional room uses:
My little girl would go nuts for this 'Ballet Room'.
So creative and so easy to do!
And... it doesn't get more Canadian than having a floor hockey basement! Some boards, some paint and voila- inside hockey complete with penalty box (not shown). I know my kids would love this rink, but I imagine many husbands would too.
On the more practical side of 'needs', this kitchen really had me wanting to cook up a feed!
MommyO would be in heaven in this kitchen. I already spend enough time in the kitchen, it should at least be pretty right??
I may also have drooled over these place settings, noting the lack of plastic dishes or kid-crap anywhere. ~Sigh~
How about DaddyO's... wha'cha think of this Man-Cave?
Pretty swanky eh?
Here is the other half of the Man-Cave...
No Man may ever return from the depths of this basement. ;)
The show homes in 'Williamstown' are all amazing, lovely and reasonably priced. (Hello, I so need to clean my house thoroughly after all that viewing!) There was a style to suit the needs of anyone at any age. I am excited for those that do live or will live in this community. (A school is currently under construction.) Vesta's 'Williamstown' has everything- including 66 acres of greenspace and trails! "The Amenities Centre" (pictured below) acts as a community centre, designed to provide party/function space to those living within the community. Even if you only have a townhouse, you can still throw a HUGE birthday party-- complete with a playground area!
Head out to 'Williamstown' in Airdrie, where real community living begins. The Ladies and I had a wonderful time at the Grand Opening, exploring this new community from one end to the other. There was loads of free family fun that day with a BBQ and music by Sarah Beth Keeley. We even met a few Olympians who were there to help welcome 'Williamstown' to the neighbourhood too! (Carol Huynh-Wrestler & Denny Morrison- Speed Skater)
Special thanks to all Ladies who attended this 'Williamstown' event!
We were so glad you came!
Read more about Vesta's 'Williamstown' Airdrie:
1. Merry With Children - Home Design Ideas for the Design Challenged
2. Creating Comfort - Williamstown Show Homes Airdrie, Alberta
3. Home To Heather - 5 Wall Treatments to End Boring Walls Forever