Last week I got a sneak peek of this year's Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles' Christmas House. If you live in Atlanta or plan on being here anytime between November 14 and December 6, you must visit it for yourself. Trust me- there isn't a bad room on the entire tour. (And you know how many showhouses are...there are always a few dogs or two. I hate to say that, but you know it's true.)
The house, located at 1795 West Wesley Road, was designed by William T. Baker in a style called "Connecticut Back Country". And fortunately, the house is big enough to accommodate the wealth of design talent here in Atlanta. In addition to the designers featured below, Barbara Howard, John Oetgen, Suzanne Kasler, Susan Ferrier, Jimmy Stanton, Mark Williams and Niki Papadopoulos, Mimi Williams, Design Galleria, Lush Life, and Boxwood Gardens are also participating. (That was a mouthful!)
If you need inspiration for your holiday tables, there will also be "Entertaining by Design" in which six of Atlanta's top shops will create tables for your perusal. There will also be lectures (including one by yours truly) and other special events. The best part? It all benefits the Alliance Children's Theatre.
I took a few detail shots to give you a taste of what's on the tour. For more information, please visit the website.
A study designed by Bob Brown of Robert Brown Interior Design
Study in the Guest House by Courtney and Randy Tilkinsi of Bungalow Classic
The floor in Kay Douglass and Dixie Peeples' Wine Cellar
Vignette in a bedroom by Barbara Heath of The Mercantile
Artist's Studio by Beth Webb of Beth Webb Interiors
A place setting of Hermès china and flatware, and St. Louis crystal in the dining room decorated by Sara Steinfeld.
A basket chair in the guest house living room by Jared Paul of Jared Paul Interiors.
Bedroom by Amy Morris of Amy D. Morris Interiors.
Bedroom by Jim Howard of James Michael Howard Inc. (Trust me, my photo doesn't do this room justice.)
And last but certainly not least...
The Hermès room designed in collaboration with Hermès and Beth Webb. This is the Hermès Christmas tree!
(Image of the house's exterior courtesy of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles)