Cala showcases vibrant family living with new showhome at Southbank by Cala

CALA North - Southbank - Darroch - Master Bedroom to Wardrobe

CALA Homes has unveiled a brand new five-bedroom Darroch showhome at the hugely popular Southbank by Cala, located close to Aberdeen city centre.  

The development, which features a collection of 3-, 4- and 5-bedroom family homes as well as a mix of 1- and 2-bedroom contemporary apartments, is welcoming potential purchasers to visit the new showhome and experience the tranquil riverside setting which neighbours the heart of the city centre.  

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Designed by Eileen Kesson of Envision, the new showhome is characterised by the clever use of bold, vibrant wallcoverings – giving a feel for the contemporary yet warm vibe to be found at the development overall.   

Eileen said: “The Darroch is a superbly sized family home but sometimes larger blank canvases can seem quite daunting so we were excited to show how quickly these can be made overusing some of the more contemporary wallcoverings on the market. A larger home can absorb quite an array of colour and tone and the rich palette used here of navy, teal and slate blues enhances the larger rooms and adds warmth and depth.” 

Visitors to The Darroch are greeting by a bright, airy hallway, anchored with textured slate blue wallpaper that sets the tone for transforming a blank canvas in a big way.  

The lounge makes the most of a glamourous blend of rich jade with burnished gold accents and pale stone to create a bright, smart, and luxurious space to relax after a long day or an opportune location to entertain family and friends.   

The standout kitchen / dining / family area is a fabulous space which combines areas tailor made for cooking, dining, and relaxing with family and friends. With a brand-new panoramic wallcovering from Designers Guild, a watercolour sky and coastal seascape draws influence from Aberdeen’s stunning coastline, adding both a striking visual and a touch of rich blues and texture to the family end of the room.  

This large open plan space provides plenty of room for entertaining guests both inside and outdoors, through the adjoining French doors leading to the home’s garden space.   
Heading upstairs, the home’s five bedrooms feature a variety of on trend design styles giving each room its own personality. The first bedroom features a botanical navy and emerald green foliage feature print, which contrasts perfect with the rich natural tones of the feature king size bed.  

Bedroom number two is a nod to the ever popular stripey trend, clashing a clear blue and white piper to create a clean, beachy feeling that provides a comfortable space to unwind. Bedroom number three features a burst of abstract patchwork colours behind a rich mustard bed. This wide palette of feature paper provides more options for other colours that can be used to accent bedding, lamps and more.  

The final two bedrooms showcase a playful vibe, such as bedroom four’s cute and colourful lollipop stick mural. Bedroom five can act as a home office / sleepover room due to its minimal look sofa bed and desk, which contrasts with shape-filled wallpaper in blues and greens, provided by the ‘No Rules Wallpaper’ company and designed to have no match which minimises waste and makes decorating easy. 

Fraser Carr, Sales & Marketing Director at Cala Homes (North), said: “Southbank by Cala has proven to be a popular destination for growing families looking for their dream home to offer comfort, colour, and the convenience of the city centre on their doorstep. 

‘Through this brand new showhome, we’re hoping to showcase just a glimpse of what life at Southbank by Cala can offer buyers of all walks of life. I would encourage those interested to book an appointment to view our new Darroch show home and speak to our team to find out more about this fascinating thriving community.” 

An urban village located by a peaceful woodland setting alongside the River Don, Southbank by Cala provides families with the best of both worlds, with a taste of both semi-rural and city life right on your doorstep. Providing the perfect escape for the hustle of Aberdeen, there’s plenty of charming woodland trails to enjoy, along with the Persley Walled Garden.  

Prices at Southbank by Cala start from £149,000 for apartments and £238,000 for houses. For more information, visit  

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