December 17, 2015
Vesta Home Show Starts Saturday
– The Collierville Herald –
On Saturday, The Memphis Area Home Builders Association will open its doors to the Vesta Home show at Schilling Farms in Collierville.
Officials for Vesta, which each year for 16 years has attracted more than 29,000 visitors, are expecting record crowds for the 16-day home show, which will run through October 24.
The Vesta Home Show is making its return to Collierville for the first time since 1995.
"I think the success of last year’s show at Grove park and the attractive location for this year’s event will generate additional interest," said David Parsons, chairman of this year’s Vesta Home Show. "Our members feel that Schilling Farms is exactly the kind of neighborhood development that will highlight the standard and quality that our association demands."
Amy Donald, special events director for the association, said that each year thousands come to Vesta to see the latest and best in home design and interior decorating.
"Vesta is known for introducing people to the finest homes in the best neighborhoods," said Ms. Donald. "From the streetscapes to the dynamic interiors, everything about this year’s show is impressive. This will be one of the most exciting and dramatic locations for Vesta in the event’s history."
Schilling Farms, a $350-million, 443-acre development, is a joint venture between Boyle Investment Company and Harry Smith, chairman of Schilling, Inc.
"Schilling Farms is reminiscent of a bygone era," said Ms. Donald. "Strict building codes and attention to the smallest details are helping them (Boyle and Schilling) maintain the small-town atmosphere and architectural heritage of Collierville."
David Gribble, president of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association said that Vesta is proud to be in Collierville and working with Boyle and Schilling Farms.
"Boyle is a visionary company that brought us some of the region’s most desirable neighborhoods, including Belvedere in midtown Memphis and River oaks," said Gribble. "We are expecting great things from Boyle and Schilling Farms."
The 1999 Vesta Home Show at Schilling Farms will feature six luxury homes designed and decorated by leaders in their professions, he added.
Tickets for Vesta Home Show are $7 at the gate with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the International Children’s Heart Foundation.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Saturday through October 24.